Kenny Chesney Announces New Single 'Get Along'
Kenny Chesney announced Tuesday he’s ready to release “Get Along,” a new song from his upcoming album.
“Some days, it’s like the world is just angry, screaming people,” the 50-year-old country singer said, in a release, “all harping on what’s wrong, how other people are awful. The more I move around talking to people and through people, the more I know people are good, working hard to get by and wanting the best for their family and friends. It’s simple, but we keep getting driven apart – and made unhappy.
“When I heard this song, beyond how good the rhythm felt, I was amazed how simply they broke all this stuff down. Get along… find the common ground… know the basic stuff is where the joy, the love, the happiness is.”
Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, the song – which will debut on Friday – includes the lyrics: “Get along on down the road / We’ve got a long, long way to go / Scared to live, scared to die / We ain’t perfect, but we try.”
The track encourages people to “paint a wall, learn to dance, call your mom, buy a boat, drink a beer, sing a song, make a friend.”
It asks: “Can’t we all just… get along.”
Chesney’s album will be his first since 2016’s Cosmic Hallelujah.