Kenny Chesney Announces Details for New Album, ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’
Kenny Chesney has revealed the cover and song titles for his much-anticipated upcoming album, Cosmic Hallelujah.
The superstar held the release of the album so he could cut and include a duet with Pink, “Setting the World on Fire,” that he rushed out as its second single after “Noise,” his first-ever track to feature social commentary. He changed the title from Some Town Somewhere to Cosmic Hallelujah to reflect the new spirit of the album.
He’s drawn from some of the most respected songwriters in Nashville for the other tracks, including Matraca Berg, Hayes Carll, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Allison Moorer, David Lee Murphy, Jon Nite, Josh Osborne and Craig Wiseman. The Oscar-nominated Moorer also lends her voice to a track titled “Jesus and Elvis.”
“I’ve been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I’ve loved for years,” Chesney explains in a press release. “When ‘Setting the World on Fire’ came together, it opened a window of time — and some songs that had come in after we were done, I didn’t have to save for the next album. Suddenly, everything was changing, and the album I’m releasing now has a lot of what made Some Town Somewhere capture the essential part of who the No Shoes Nation is, but really takes the your-life-is-now piece of The Big Revival and expands it.
“And there’s one very special song I’ve been holding for years called ‘Coach’ that we went in and re-cut,” Chesney adds. “It really captured that song’s heart.”
Other titles include “Some Town Somewhere,” “Trip Around the Sun,” the Tom Petty-influenced “All The Pretty Girls,” “Bar at the End of the World,” “Winnebago” and “Bucket.” Chesney also questions life’s priorities in a song called “Rich and Miserable,” which a press release calls “Chesney’s most musically ambitious track yet.”
Cosmic Hallelujah is set for release on Oct. 28.
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