Kenny Chesney has built one of the most successful careers in modern country music. Since his 1993 debut, the East Tennessee native has consistently remained one of the genre’s top hitmakers and touring artists.
The eight-time Entertainer of the Year has a catalog filled with hits about life, love, heartbreak and everything in between. Though country music has changed quite a bit since the release of his first single, Chesney has managed to remain relevant and his music has evolved along with the ever-changing genre.
Here are Kenny Chesney’s 10 best songs.
10. “Come Over”
Written by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne from Welcome to the Fishbowl (2012)
“Come Over” is one of the sexiest songs in Chesney’s catalog. With lyrics that find the narrator essentially begging for his ex-lover to come over, this song showed fans a side of Chesney that they’d never seen before. The superstar once referred to the song as a “high-class booty call,” which is a spot on description.
9. “Get Along”
Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne from Songs for the Saints (2018)
Released during a time when it seemed as if the country was more divided than ever, “Get Along” encouraged listeners to find common ground. It’s an all-around feel good song that perfectly fits in Chesney’s wheelhouse.
8. “There Goes My Life”
Written by Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley from When the Sun Goes Down (2004)
“There Goes My Life” documents a series of events that take place after a teenage boy finds out he’s going to be a dad. The emotional storyline really strikes a chord, especially in the last few lines of the song.
7. “How Forever Feels”
Written by Wendell Mobley and Tony Mullins from Everywhere We Go (1999)
Chesney almost didn’t get to release “How Forever Feels” because Tim McGraw recorded a version of it first. After McGraw decided not to release the song, Chesney released it and quickly took it to the top of the charts. The song’s success helped propel Chesney’s already blossoming career to new heights.
6. “American Kids”
written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally from The Big Revival (2014)
Loaded with nostalgia, “American Kids” pulls in listeners instantly with its catchy lyrics and unique beat. The song was a little more progressive than anything Chesney had previously released, but fans embraced his new sound without hesitation.
5. “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”
written by Casey Beathard from No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (2002)
“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” marked the beginning of a new era for the Tennessee native. Chesney didn’t write the song, but it conveys his love for the Caribbean Islands and his affinity for a laidback lifestyle. This song instantly became one of Kenny Chesney’s signature hits. Much of Chesney’s music that followed this release was inspired by the islands.
4. “Don’t Blink”
written by Casey Beathard and Chris Wallin from Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (2007)
One of the greatest things about an artist like Kenny Chesney is that he has the ability to pull off stadium-ready anthems like “Beer In Mexico” as well as emotional ballads like “Don’t Blink.” With its message about living life to the fullest, this is a song that everyone can learn an important lesson from.
written by Craig Wiseman and Steve McEwan from The Road and the Radio (2005)
This upbeat track embodies everything there is to love about summer. A staple in Chesney’s live shows, the song has become an anthem for his fans.
2. “Anything But Mine”
written by Scooter Carusoe from When the Sun Goes Down (2004)
Anyone who has ever had a summer love can easily relate to “Anything But Mine.” The descriptive lyrics paint the perfect picture of what it’s like to experience the rise and fall of a summer romance.
1. “The Good Stuff”
written by Craig Wiseman and Jim Collins from No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (2002)
With its touching storyline, “The Good Stuff” is not only Chesney’s best, it’s also one of the greatest country songs of the 2000s. The song spent a whopping seven weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and was named the No.1 country single of 2002 by the publication.