The summer-lovin’ captain of The No Shoes Nation just released a single to acknowledge the abundance of commanders of the sea that are “tucked into a table in a corner, or sitting near the far end of the bar.” Kenny Chesney recognizes the experiences and stories that these sailors have to tell with “Guys Named Captain”.
“The adventures they’ve had, places they’ve gone, the way they live their life for the sea… Free spirit might be too restricting a label for them.” Chesney reveals in a press statement. “There’s nobody more loyal or more committed to their friends. Hell-raisers, heartbreakers, poets, pirates, they dream on the water and carry themselves with a whole other kind of strength. And it’s all in the song…”
There’s not an artist more equipped than Chesney to present this song. It wouldn’t be too far off to guess that this muscle-tank-beach-concert enthusiast spends just as much time on the water than on land. He just oozes liquid paradise with an umbrella on top.
This is not the first time Chesney appreciates the big blue in lyric. For instance, in Cosmic Hallelujah, his seventeenth studio album, “Trip Around the Sun” opens up with “’Cause there ain’t no other place than on the sea I’d rather be”. “Pirate Song” from the 2018 Song for the Saints album acts as a first-person fantasy that dreams of becoming one where the ocean is home. Though, “Guys Named Captain” exists entirely to recognize those special people.
“Every one of the guys in this song, every one of the people I’ve met in the islands, Key West, Mexico and even on the road, they’re all very different – except how much they love the water or the road,” Chesney says. “This song feels like it distills their soul into just a few lines…”
In preparation for the Here and Now album set to release May 1, the third single “Guys Named Captain” is here to send you offshore and anchor your ears to the bottom of the ocean. Lyrically, though, it will have you searching for those sun-kissed, rugged characters hanging around the coast with a sparkle in their eye.
“Guys Named Captain” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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