No Shoes Nation, the wait for new Kenny is finally over. Don’t miss the World Premiere of “Here and Now” all day on Country 102.5!


Kenny Chesney has created iconic songs on offering hope, passion and the joy of being alive. An example is “American Kids” which celebrated being young and truly original. Then, “Get Along” expressed how much better life is when we come together to create a community.

Now, “Here and Now” defines a series of life-defining places with a thrumming guitar and kick drum.

“This song kind of blew my mind, the chorus is everything I feel about my time on stage with No Shoes Nation…the rush of it absolutely being the best place, best moment in the entire world. There’s no rush like it.”

“But what really got me was the way the song puts everybody on notice. It says everything about how we all put off living our lives because there’s so much other stuff to do. Only thing is, that’s exactly how you miss everything that matters! It’s not the big stuff that gets you laughing or breaks the bad momentum, it’s what’s right here if you’ll bother to dial in and really feel it.”

The song emerged from Kenny’s desire to reconnect with writer friends. Not to just write songs for a project, but to tell stores, laugh about old times, soak up the sun and meet for the sake of the moment. The moment came one evening when Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy returned to their house in Malibu.

“When I heard it, it was everything we’d been talking about. The melody, the rhythm felt like what the song was made of. That line, ‘Everybody’s waiting, but they’re waiting on what? Better get to living, because all we’ve got is…here and now…’ That is the whole deal in two lines. Your life is now, get after it.”

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