Kenny Chesney Announces 19th Studio Album, “Here & Now,” Arriving May 1

Kenny Chesney announced Tuesday that he’ll drop his 19th studio album, Here and Now, on May 1. The LP was produced by Chesney’s longtime collaborator, Buddy Cannon, while Chesney shared the project’s title track last month. “You know, [the album is] going to have a high fun factor,” Chesney said in a statement. “People work hard and need music that makes them smile, that kicks them into a happy place.”

He also says, “When you’re this far into a career, I think artists need to keep pushing themselves and the music without losing sight of who they are, or forgetting the people you make music for. No Shoes Nation is a very passionate place.”