Kenny Chesney will rally country fans with The Big Revival, his upcoming album set for release Sept. 23. The project’s first single is “American Kids.”
In an interview published by the Hollywood Reporter in August, he announced his intention to take the summer of 2014 off from touring to record a new album.
“The whole point of taking the time to get to a really creative place was to have the room to look at not what we’d done but where we wanted to go,” Chesney said. “After all this time, if I can’t push myself and give the fans something that inspires them, that gets them pumped up, there’s no reason to just make a record to make a record.”
“I think in anyone’s life, there are times when you just need to shake things up, really push yourself and find the thrill of what you do again,” Chesney said. “I went to dirt-floor church revivals with my grandma as a little kid, and that power is electric. Scared me to death, but it shows you what it means to be alive. I think bringing that sort of passion to how you live your life is everything — and it’s so easy to lose touch with.”