Kenny Chesney Scores 31st No.1 Single With ‘Here and Now’

Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT

Kenny Chesney is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with his latest hit single, “Here and Now.”

The timely anthem about living in the moment is the title track off Chesney’s chart-topping album and is a song that the superstar says set the tone for the entire project.

“What you put out first says everything about what your record is,” Chesney shared in a statement. “Maybe it’s old school, but I like the idea that we’re setting not just a moment, but a way of approaching life that reflects the spirit of No Shoes Nation. I am always amazed and rocked by how they face life. They really know how to grab the moment and make the most of whatever it might be.”

The song marks the East Tennessee native’s 31st chart-topping single, earning Chesney the title of the artist with the most No.1s on Billboard’s chart.

“I don’t think you cut songs to set records, but I can say it feels amazing to know other people feel what you’re trying to put into the world,” he acknowledged.

“When we recorded ‘Here And Now,’ it was this awesome rush that captured the peak moments, finding them in your day, creating them and not just waiting around for them to happen. It was the perfect song as we were all getting ready for another summer of shows. But now, in some ways, this song is even more in the moment because we all have to remember to find joy.”

Chesney recently announced the postponement of his highly-anticipated 2020 Chillaxification Tour to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now kicking off May 1 2020, 18 stadium date run will include the same lineup of special guests originally slated for 2020: Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

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