Contact Us

Kenny Chesney Takes ‘Live a Little’ to the Top, Marking His 22nd No. 1 Hit

Kenny Chesney
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Kenny Chesney scores his 22nd career chart-topping hit this week as he takes his latest single, ‘Live a Little,’ all the way to No. 1 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country singles charts. The tune was a hit in Chesney’s mind from the minute he heard the song, which was penned by David Lee Murphy and Shane Minor.

Both songwriters had Chesney in mind when it came time to pitch the song around town. “It’s just a fun, light, uptempo song, which are the kind of songs that I like to write,” Murphy has told Taste of Country. “It’s a song that encourages you to just forget about everything else and have a good time, step back and smell the roses. It’s an escape. When we finished writing it, Shane and I were sitting there going, ‘Man … Kenny could kill this!’”

‘Live a Little’ has become Chesney’s third consecutive No. 1 hit from his ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ album, following chart-toppers ‘The Boys of Fall’ and ‘Somewhere With You.’

“I’m going to keep reminding people through music that you’ve got to love life, and you’ve got to live it and you can’t work all the time,” Chesney says in a press release. “I look at myself in the mirror and say that every single day, and I hope to think I’m getting a little better at it. You’ve got to ‘Live a Little!’”

Look for Chesney on the road this summer on his Goin’ Coastal Tour. Click here for a complete list of dates where the tour will be stopping.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tasteofcountry.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!