Kenny Chesney Reveals Cover for ‘The Big Revival’
Kenny Chesney has unveiled the cover for his upcoming 15th studio album, ‘The Big Revival.’
“I wanted a cover that was surprising… that suggests anything is possible,” Chesney says in a press release. “No matter where you are in your life, how tired or lost or demoralized, with a little faith and a little help, anything’s possible. Because it’s all within you. Or me.”
Chesney chose a picture of the psychedelic bus from the video for ‘American Kids,’ the album’s lead single. The superstar helped create the unique paint job himself, intending for it to symbolize a “transport to a world where everyone can explore their potential and celebrate being alive.”
“That was the thing about the bus. It was so far beyond coloring outside the lines, yet what’s more common than a school bus?” Chesney muses. “We’ve seen them our entire life… Yet, when you look at that bus after we were done painting it, it was a whole new notion! That’s what I think everyone is striving for: be who you are, but be the person we dream, not end up.”
Emerging photographer Allister Ann shot the cover photo, which Chesney says is meant to imply the possibility of a big revival in each of us.
“I think that’s the thing about the songs on this record… about the attitude and energy in ‘American Kids’… it’s not the same old,” he states. “It’s not what you expect… It’s what can be. Asking ‘how far can you take it?,’ no, it’s ‘how far do you wanna take it?!’ To me, that’s what we sometimes lose sight of, not even how great this life is and can be, but all the things we don’t even consider — and that’s where the real thrill of being alive is.”
He adds, “So rather than another picture of me, I figured, let’s throw open our imaginations! Let’s see what the bus, ‘American Kids’ and the rest of the songs can mean. Look at the bus — No! Get on the bus… and take the ride for whatever it is you dream.”
‘The Big Revival’ is set for release on Sept. 23. ‘American Kids’ has become Chesney’s fastest-breaking single in years, currently sitting at No. 14 in Billboard and No. 17 at MediaBase in its third week of release.
The superstar is also offering his fans the chance to win an acoustic guitar he has signed. Enter to win using the form below.