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Kenny Chesney Shares Six New ‘The Big Revival’ Tracks

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Kenny Chesney‘s long-awaited ‘The Big Revival’ album is less than a week away from its release date, and the singer can’t wait to share his latest project with his fans.

“‘The Big Revival’ is the title of the record,” Chesney says. “It’s a very unique song for me, but it set the tone for the record, and this next phase and chapter that I see us slipping into.”

The Tennessee native, known for his sold-out stadium shows, took a year off the road to focus solely on making ‘The Big Revival.’

“In making this record, something happened. When we were in the studio, we were creating, and we had some good songs that we were recording,” the 46-year-old explains. “But I knew in my heart of my hearts that I was, not necessarily repressed, but I wasn’t necessarily pushing the envelope either. That’s the reason I took a year off, is to reset and revive and reclaim, and when I look out into my audience, I see faces that can relate to that.”

Chesney released the album’s debut single, ‘American Kids,’ this summer, which he says is indicative of the entire project.

“With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I’ve ever heard, this song’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” he notes. “There is so much more to being alive than partying, tailgates and bonfires. It’s every single detail of being young, growing up, remembering when, laughing about how, but especially knowing you can still do all those things! American kids are so much more complicated, more fun, more real — and if there’s anything about this song, beyond the rhythms, the hooks and the playing, that I love, it’s the fact that it captures all the little things that life really is made of.”

Chesney co-wrote four of the 11 songs on the album, but he made sure each track sounded like him.

“I knew that I had something different and special,” he adds. “I wanted to go into the studio, take those songs and literally rattle those songs’ cages.”

It’s a message Chesney hopes permeates through each song on the record.

“It’s not about a party,” he maintains. “It’s about living with passion. It’s about walking into a room with a smile on your face and meaning it.”

Get a sneak peek of six of the songs on ‘The Big Revival,’ including ‘Wild Child,’ which he wrote and sings with his former duet partner Grace Potter, here, .

‘The Big Revival’ will be released on Sept. 23. Order it here.

NEXT: Top 10 Kenny Chesney Songs

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