Kenny Chesney Earns Four Consecutive No. 1s With ‘The Big Revival’
Kenny Chesney is on a roll lately, selling out stadiums and consistently hitting the top of the charts. The artist has officially nabbed his fourth consecutive No. 1 off his most recent record, The Big Revival, with “Save It for a Rainy Day.” The tune earned the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart the week of Sept. 21.
The achievement comes after Chesney's previous three singles, “Til It’s Gone,” “Wild Child” and “American Kids,” all earned the same honor, which the singer says has to do with a lot of different factors coming into play.
“Some is luck, some is traffic,” he explains. “But I think a lot has to do with the fans and radio – and their passion for the music. ‘Til It’s Gone’ said live life right down to the last drop – and ‘Wild Child’ was about what makes women matter: their spirit. But ‘Save It for a Rainy Day,’ that song is maybe most important because it reminds you to live right now and not let things get you down to where you miss how good life can be. I’m thrilled we have four in a row, because it’s connecting in a good way.”
The Big Revival was released after Chesney took a year to really hone in on his music, to explore how to push the envelope without abandoning his roots. The record’s success is a clear indicator he’s making the new vibe work.
“When I went to look for or write songs, I wanted to speak to my audience about their lives in ways I’d never done before,” Chesney says. “I didn’t want to say the same things – and I wanted to reflect the free-spirited, work hard, give-it-everything nature of the No Shoes Nation and people who love country music in general. It seemed like a pretty big thing to try to do, but the response to this album and the songs at radio tells me it was worth every bit of the work, the search, the starting over – because in the end, I make this music about my life, but also for everyone who’s ever found a piece of their living in songs, too.”
Chesney is launching a stadium tour in 2016 beginning at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, on the heels of breaking attendance records and selling out enormous venues like Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Minneapolis’ Target Stadium and more.
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