Kenny Chesney Reflects On Past Relationships on “Knowing You”

Knowing You Kenny Chesney

New Music Fridays are certainly helping during these quarantine times, and this week we have Kenny Chesney to thank. “Knowing You” is a song that everyone needs to hear, a classic story so many can relate to.

Written by Adam James, Brett James, and Kat Higgins, “Knowing You” is a beautiful tribute to knowing someone who is gone, whether it means they’ve passed away or your story together has ended. Instead of dwelling on the loss, the track reflects on the memories that were shared and how the person lived their life to the fullest with no regrets. It’s not only a great reminder to live in the moment, but it lets us know that even though we may all lose someone too soon, they came into our lives for a reason and will continue to be in our hearts.

“But, God, we were so alive / I was a kid on a carnival ride / Holdin’ my breath till the moment / When you were gonna leave me too soon / But I’d do it all over / ‘Cause, damn, it was good knowin’ you.”

In a recent press release, the eight-time Entertainer of the Year, shared what his first impression of hearing the song was, “ When I heard it, “Knowing You” knocked me out. It was such a classic kind of country song you don’t hear anymore and it was so pure. And then, the idea you’re wishing the best for the other person, kind of smiling, knowing just what they’re doing and thinking, ‘Yeah, go enjoy the moment…’ is something the best people in our lives make us feel.”

Chesney’s latest album Here and Now arrives May 1st and we can’t wait to hear the album in full!

We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will see Chesney on the Chillaxification Tour along with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, and Michael Franti & Spearhead.  They are scheduled to play MetLife Stadium on August 22nd. Get your tickets here.

To keep up with Kenny Chesney follow him on Instagram,  Twitter, and Facebook.

“Knowing You” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new 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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