Kenny Chesney’s ”Til It’s Gone’ Is 26th Career No. 1 Song
David Lee Murphy, Rodney Clawson and Jimmy Yearly penned the song as a traditional love ballad, but Chesney says the lyrics remind him of the way he feels about his No Shoes Nation fans.
“It’s hard to believe. All that music ... All those songs ... And here we are," Chesney says in a press release. "Twenty-six No. 1 hits is hard to get your head around, but I’m glad it could be this song -- because this song is very much from me to the fans.”
The single is Chesney's second off of his album 'The Big Revival,' and it also marks his second consecutive No. 1 from the album.
"'The Big Revival' is an album about what can be, about walking into a room with a smile, arms open to embrace it all. ‘Til It’s Gone’ is living every last drop with the people who matter, the ones who give you just as much or more than you give them," Chesney adds. “If you’ve ever been to one of our shows, you know how much passion those fans have. They’re the reason I want to get out there and rock harder than I ever have, to look someone in the eye, to say, ‘I got this ...'"
In addition to hitting No. 1, the album's first single, 'American Kids,' is up for a Grammy at the 2015 awards show, to be held on Feb. 8.
"['American Kids'] says something about the heart and the passion people in small towns have -- and it makes you smile every time you hear it," Chesney says. "The fact that the Grammy voters heard it, too, that they recognized how truly special and innovative this song is, makes me so proud."
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