Last month, country superstar Kenny Chesney revealed that he’s set to release a brand-new album on April 30. This week, he also revealed the title of that album–and unleashed a brand-new single to country radio called “Pirate Flag.”

An upbeat anthem about getting away from the worries and stress of everyday life, “Pirate Flag” is the lead single from Kenny’s upcoming album–which he has titled Life On A Rock.

“Just living here on this planet, we’re all living life on a rock,” Kenny says of the title in a statement on his website. “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.”

“At the end of the day, what defines life for most people, certainly for me, are the people you share it with,” he continues. “When you live in close proximity, you share the highs and lows of every day life and become close in ways you can’t even explain.”

“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 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.”

The new single “Pirate Flag” was written by David Lee Murphy and Ross Copperman, and as Kenny writes on his website, to him the song “captures the way freedom feels.” He goes on to explain that, because there are “so many expectations, so much responsibility” in our daily lives, “sometimes you just wanna say, ‘Forget it…’ and run hard at whatever makes you happy. That’s what this song is all about.”

It’s going to be another busy year for Kenny. Life On A Rock hits stores April 30, but before that even happens, he kicks off his No Shoes Nation Tour this March. Artist supporting him at various dates along the way include Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves.

– Kurt Wolff,


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