Kenny Chesney Feels God About His ‘Guilty Pleasure,’ Out Now [LISTEN]

Another new song is here from Kenny Chesney! The country music hitmaker just dropped the feel-good “Guilty Pleasure,” ahead of the release of his new album, BORN, out on March 22.

“I have absolutely never heard a song like this… ever, and I’ve heard a lot of songs!” Chesney says of “Guilty Pleasure,” a song he wrote with Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. “It’s such an unusual, fresh way to come at something you think you know and have heard everything all about. And then something falls out in a writing session, everyone looks at each other – and you all say, ‘OH! We’re writing that.’”

Chesney is proud of all of the lines in “Guilty Pleasure,” but especially the way the song ends.

“To me, that outro… ‘A little guilty pleasure never hurt nobody, no, no…’ is pretty true,” Chesney reflects. “There are plenty of nice girls out there who haven’t met the one. The guy in this song gets that, understands that before that guy shows up, he can be a good time and fill the void until he does. No trouble, no drama, just whatever it is, whenever it is, all good.”

Chesney also revealed the story behind “Guilty Pleasure,” in a video shared on social media.

“‘Guilty Pleasure’ is the last song I wrote for the album,” Chesney says. “It dives straight into the heart of human behavior. And, this song takes the pressure off of whatever the relationship is, and it gives each person in the song permission to just enjoy it, and to let whatever it is be.”

Chesney has already released his current single, “Take Her Home,” plus “Just To Say We Did” and “Thinkin’ Bout,” ahead of the release of BORN.

“Normally, we wait until it’s all figured out, the T’s are crossed, the I’s are dotted,” Chesney said when first announcing BORN. “But everything about this record’s been different – from how much time we’ve spent, the different ways we recorded and wrote and found songs – so why not let the fans know as we’re finishing up? We make this music for them, so, here you go.”

Earlier this year, Chesney teased his next set of tunes, which is his first since Here and Now came out in 2020.

“I’m ready,” Chesney said at the time. “Because of the amount of time we’ve had to work… and not just work, but really just hang out, write, experiment and play with different kinds of music… I got to go places, do some things we wouldn’t normally try because we have such a clear vision of what we’re trying to do.”

Chesney will kick off his Sun Goes Down Tour on April 20 in Tampa, Florida, with Zac Brown BandMegan Moroney and Uncle Kracker serving as his opening acts. The tour will conclude with three shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on August 23, 24 and 25. Find music and tour dates, and pre-order BORN, at