It’s rare for Kenny Chesney to have a career first, but this week, he does. When “Get Along,” the first single from his upcoming Songs for the Saints album, hit Billboard’s #10 slot and MediaBase’s #9 position, it joined “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” his duet with old friend and songwriter David Lee Murphy, which is sitting at #7 on Billboard and #6 on MediaBase. It marks the first time the superstar has had two songs in the Top 10 at the same time.
Kenny said, “I never take anything for granted when it comes radio. They are the bridge between this music and the people who live inside these songs. For all the awards and #1s, I’ve never had two songs in the Top 10 at the same time, and it’s a pretty special rush. Having grown up listening to the radio, there’s something about a song coming out of the speakers that’s exciting…”
Especially heartening is being able to share the moment with David Lee, who’s been popping up at a few of the Trip Around the Sun stadium shows to sing their duet. Kenny said, “David Lee really is the last of the hillbilly rock stars, and this song, even on the nights he’s not with us, has plugged the No Shoes Nation into something they need and want to feel. It’s amazing the energy we get when we play it, and the way people sing along.”
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was co-produced by Kenny, David Lee and Buddy Cannon.