Kenny Chesney: “God Gave Me a Big Lemon . . . And We’re Still Squeezing”

Kenny Chesney: “God Gave Me a Big Lemon . . . And We’re Still Squeezing”

The juice is worth the squeeze, Kenny.

On Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney bottled up his energetic stadium shows into a new 30-song album, Live in No Shoes Nation. The live offering includes songs curated from the last 10 years of Kenny’s shows, and features A-list guest artists such as Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Grace Potter, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews and more.

The way Kenny tells Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, corking up the sweet sounds of his new album started with God giving him “a big lemon.”

“[The album] spans a decade of my life,” says Kenny. “And, to be able to work with Zac [Brown] and with Eric Church . . . it’s just been the most beautiful, strange, fun journey you could think of, you know? I mean, it’s something that when you’re a kid, you don’t dream of having all those friendships, having that much fun, which is what music is supposed to be, and touring is supposed to be fun. And when we started this journey and started making this record, Live in No Shoes Nation, you know, and when I went on my first bus, I think God gave me a big lemon and said, ‘Okay, you squeeze all the juice out of it you want to,’ and we’re still squeezing every single drop out of that we possibly can.”

Keep squeezing, Kenny.

Kenny Chesney: Live in No Shoes Nation

  1. “Flora–Bama”
  2. “Summertime”
  3. “Big Star” (with Taylor Swift)
  4. “Boston”
  5. “When I See This Bar” (with Eric Church)
  6. “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”
  7. “Anything But Mine”
  8. “Down the Road” (with Mac McAnally)
  9. “Guitars and Tiki Bars”
  10. “Hemingway’s Whiskey”
  11. “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (with Zac Brown Band)
  12. “I’m Alive”
  13. “Save It for a Rainy Day” (with Old Dominion)
  14. “Pirate Flag”
  15. “Somewhere With You”
  16. “I Go Back”
  17. “One Step Up”
  18. “American Kids”
  19. “You And Tequila” (with Grace Potter)
  20. “Young”
  21. “There Goes My Life”
  22. “Out Last Night”
  23. “Dust on the Bottle” (with David Lee Murphy)
  24. “Coastal”
  25. “The Boys of Fall”
  26. “Noise”
  27. “Old Blue Chair”
  28. “The Joker” (with Dave Matthews)
  29. “Three Little Birds” (with Dave Matthews)
  30. “Happy on the Hey Now”

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).