Kenny Chesney’s 2020 song “Knowing You” is starting to get some traction. The classic country waltz embraces someone who’s gone – a lover, soulmate, friend or relative.
Chesney says, “It sounds like coming home in a lot of ways. This is the essence of all the music that country is. When you hear this, something inside tingles, because it’s more than production tricks, the guitars, or how hard the drums hit, it’s just so pure… country at its very best is true, it’s from the heart. ‘Knowing You’ is just that, it’s all heart.”
He added, “We all have those people in our lives who set you on fire with possibilities, make everything mean more in the moment and forever after that. It’s so technicolor and alive, you may not even realize when you’re in it. But when it’s done, you have to smile because you’re so much more for knowing them, so much more because of every second you shared. Maybe they left you to chase a dream, maybe circumstances pulled you apart, maybe they died, but wherever they are, you know they’re bringing all that to that place – because that’s what they do. It’s what they did for you, and you can only be grateful for what you experienced.”