By Linda Lee

Kenny Chesney just released his latest single “Pirate Flag” last night, and this is just a taste of what’s to come on April 30th, when his new album Life On A Rock will hit store shelves everywhere!  It’s no secret that Kenny loves the laid-back Jimmy Buffet type island-lifestyle, and he tells us that this first single is really about freedom, and just wanting to get away from it all and chill doing what you love most! Listen to what Kenny says about this song and the rest of the music on the new album!


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Listen here as Kenny Chesney talks about his new single, “Pirate Flag.”

Kenny says too, that even when life is good, you may still want to hoist your own “Pirate Flag.”

Chesney also goes into detail as he excitedly tells us about his new album Life On A Rock and begins by explaining the title:

“It all depends on what kind of rock you’re looking at, just living here on this planet, we’re all living life on a rock; but for me, and for this record, it’s about the way life is when you live on an island. Everywhere you go, there’s everyone you know; you know everything about them, and they know everything about you… and well, that’s just a whole other way to be. And coming from Luttrell, Tennessee, I can tell you, ‘life on a rock’ isn’t all that different from life in a real small town. It’s slower, it’s easier, it’s more invested and it’s also more about really enjoying the moments as they are, when they are.”

I’m sure most of us can relate and would agree with what Kenny says is most important to him in his personal life too:

“At the end of the day, what defines life for most people, certainly for me, are the people you share it with, when you live in close proximity, you share the highs and lows of everyday life and become close in ways you can’t even explain. Years go by… People move on… But that time, those friends remain with you no matter where you go. That’s where the treasures of being alive are found. – “When I first went to the islands, I met a lot of people who were making a life beyond anything any of them knew… They were boatmen, bartenders, waitresses, real estate folks. They were all loving life, living a dream and coloring outside the lines with this real sense of freedom; they took a country singer from East Tennessee into their tribe at a time when having friends outside everything I knew was important. Time passes, life moves on, but those friends lasted, and this album in a lot of ways is about the power of that kind of friendship to endure.”

Look for Kenny to be lighting-up the stage with some of his new songs from Life on a Rock when he kicks off his ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour on March 16th! Click here for all the details and how you can win your free tickets to see Kenny here in Detroit on August 17th at Ford Field!

Here’s Kenny Chesney with his latest music video for “El Cerrito Place”

Info & audio courtesy of Sony Music Nashville


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