Kenny Chesney Releases Poignant New Single, ‘Take Her Home’ [LISTEN]

Kenny Chesney has a new single, out now. The country music hitmaker just released “Take Her Home,” a song that he didn’t write, but fell in love with the first time he heard it.

“When I heard ‘Take Her Home,’ I just laughed,” Chesney says. “It was everything life is made of in less than four minutes. It’s true, honest and all the stuff that’s easy to forget. All those details and little moments? The deep-cut Cheap Trick, the black-and-pink suitcase in the back of the truck, a seven-pound, five-ounce baby?

“That’s what makes these kinds of life changes what they are,” he continues. “And it’s funny: no matter what stage you’re in, you really are always scared. That’s how you know it’s gonna be worth it.”

The song celebrates the simple things in life, a message that resonated deeply with the East Tennessee native.

“It’s amazing how simple figuring life out can be,” Chesney says. “I look around, and I see people in every state of this song every day. It’s part of the miracle of being alive. Even when it’s not happening to you, it’s happening to someone you love – whether your friend, a brother or sister, co-worker – and that feeling comes right back. I can’t wait to hear people singing this one back to us, because it’s going to be one of those moments. I just know.”

“Take Her Home” is from Chesney’s long-awaited next album, which will follow his 2020 Here and Now project.

“Every now and then, you find a song that just feels right,” Chesney explains. “There’s an honesty about life that you can’t just churn out. Finding songs that ring true? When you hear one, you grab it – and that’s a lot of how this song happened. We were trying to decide what to lead with, and someone sent me this demo… and I knew. No more discussion. We had the song – and a great time turning it into a record. Real life? There’s nothing like it.”

Chesney just announced his 2024 Sun Goes Down Tour, with Zac Brown BandMegan Moroney and Uncle Kracker joining him for his 18-city stadium tour.

“I wanted a name that suggested – obviously – when all the good stuff starts to happen,” Chesney explains. “The one thing I’ve learned about No Shoes Nation and these stadium shows is they start the good times early and they just keep it going. But we all know, when the sun goes down, that’s when people really get loose and enjoy themselves.”

Tickets for the Sun Goes Down Tour will be available beginning on Friday, November 17. Find “Take Her Home” and all of Chesney’s music and upcoming shows at