Rolling Stone Names Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” as Country’s Single of the Year

Rolling Stone Names Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” as Country’s Single of the Year

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What a cool honor! Congrats Kenny!

Kenny Chesney dropped his latest album The Big Revival in late September, making it his 13th No. 1 Billboard Top Country Album! The catchy feel-good single “American Kids” helped rocket the release to the top and struck a chord with fans by celebrating growing up in mid-America. A perfect blend of nostalgia and fresh music!

Rolling Stone Country recognized the uniqueness of this multi-layered track and named it their No. 1 Single of 2014. The editors stated, “Few artists have dipped into the well of nostalgia with more success than Chesney. But what made this kicky, catchy tune remarkable is the way it allowed him to ruminate on the old days and yet produce what may be his freshest, most contemporary-sounding single ever — without pandering to current trends. Written by the Midas touch trio of Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, and alluding to Chesney favorites like John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, the hook-laden ditty boasts one of the country star’s most nimble vocals to date and reassures that whatever we lived through back in the day may have left us ‘a little messed up, but we’re all alright.’”

Besides the big nod from Rolling Stone, “American Kids” is also Grammy nominated for Country Song of the Year! Fans can look forward to catching Chesney on his 2015 The Big Revival Tour which is set to hit 18 stadiums, choice festivals, and almost 40 arenas.

Snag “American Kids” and The Big Revival album here.

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