Kenny Chesney is lining up television appearances in support of his new album, Life On A Rock, out April 30. The first show he wanted to line up was Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as he already had a plan in mind. Besides performing “Pirate Flag,” he also wanted to play “Spread The Love” (the song he co-wrote with the Wailers Band), with Jimmy Fallon’s progressive band The Roots. He’ll be on the show April 30.
“What ?uestlove and his guys do is beyond what most people would even begin to think of,” Kenny said. “They push all music beyond… and you can feel them getting under a song and really lifting it up. When Fam asked me if I’d like to help finish this song they had, I was, like, ‘Sure…’ and intimidated all at once. They’re the Wailers, you know?
“I wasn’t sure exactly, but I was watching the news – and it was all so negative,” Kenny continued. “I figured we need to counter that somehow. So we got on the phone and talked it out, figured out what we wanted the song to say. Now that it’s done, I wanna take it to the world… But I wanna do it with people who musically can bring that higher sense of being to the song. Which is everything the Roots do, no matter who they’re working with.”
Kenny is eager to get his new music into the hands of his fans. The album is a collection of some of his most personal songs to date. He debuted “Something I Missed” over the weekend while headlining the Tortuga Music Festival.
“I wrote most of these without a guitar,” he said. “Not even thinking anyone would ever hear them. They were written for the sake of the song, not losing the moment and remembering things that should be really important, but get lost in the rush of what we do. ‘Something I Missed’ is absolutely about that, and I loved playing it for people.”
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