Kenny Chesney’s name has become synonymous with summer fun, so when fans thought they were going to get a new album on July 8, the No Shoes Nation rejoiced!
And then he pulled the rug out from under us — sorta!
Kenny announced that his “Some Town Somewhere” album was being moved to an Oct. 18 release because of the addition of a duet with pop icon Pink. And we were more than OK with that.
Then on the morning of July 8 during his segment on “Good Morning America,” Kenny broke more big news! He’s changed the entire name of the album.
The country superstar told GMA Summer Concert Series’ hosts Ginger Zee and Jesse Palmer, “With the new music and the energy that the new music is bringing, we decided and you don’t even know this yet, we even changed the album title this morning. I look at the new music and people have already asked me what it feels like and it feels like a cosmic hallelujah. That’s the word that came out, so that’s actually going to be the title of the new record — ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’.”
Hallelujah is right! It’s been two years since Kenny released his No. 1 album, The Big Revival, which also produced four No. 1 singles — two of which he performed on “GMA,” “American Kids” and “Save It For A Rainy Day,” in addition to his classic “Beer In Mexico” and his newest hit, “Noise.”
In his defense, Kenny did launch three tours during that break in releasing records, including this year’s Spread the Love Tour. Ginger and Jesse also asked him about a recent tour stop in Pittsburgh that resulted in multiple arrests, hospitalizations and a mountain of trash.
Kenny took umbrage with media headlines and said, “My audience, the thing we’ve built over the years is just full of positive energy, it’s full of love, it’s the Spread The Love Tour. I felt like my audience was being painted as, it even said it in the headline, ‘animals.’ You guys aren’t animals. I love my audience. They are full of life and full of love and full of energy, and they have passion for the music… I could go on and on with adjectives about my audience.”