Reigning Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney will release his second studio album of the year on November 8. The Road and the Radio features 11 tracks, including first single “Who You’d Be Today,” a breakup ballad with a twist, “Tequila Loves Me (Even if You Don’t),” “Another Beer in Mexico,” “Living in Fast Forward” and “You Save Me.” I sense recurrign themes.
Although the album won’t be in stores until Nov. 8, fans can purchase the album now online by clicking on the banner above.
Tonight ASCAP will present Chesney with the “ASCAP Voice of Music Award” during the 43rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards gala at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Voice of Music Award is given to recognized artists and songwriters whose music “gives people’s lives a voice through song.”
“Kenny is a unique artist who has the ability to captivate millions with songs that are honest, heartfelt and entertaining,” says ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Marilyn Bergman. “He is a superstar, yes, but he is a songwriter first,” she said, noting that Chesney began his career in Nashville as a staff writer for Acuff-Rose Music Publishing.
Chesney’s Greatest Hits, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, and the CMA album of the Year When The Sun Goes Down have each sold over 4 million copies, and his reflective Be As You Are: Song From An Old Blue Chair debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart in February.
Chesney has a November 7 performance scheduled on ABC’s Good Morning America in NYC’s Times Square to promote the release, and the network also has a Chesney special to air the week of Thanksgiving.