Kenny Chesney has spent his year focusing on music and it has turned out to be the best decision he’s ever made for his career. Chesney’s fourth consecutive No. 1 single from The Big Revival, “Save It For A Rainy Day,” is sitting at the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart for the third week in a row and has now reached No. 1 on Mediabase.
I believe music is life and music is medicine. I know you do too, @noshoesnation. In the end, I make this music about my life, but also for all of you who have ever found a piece of your living in songs, too. Thank you for making “Save It For A Rainy Day” the FOURTH straight #1 from #TheBigRevival.
“I knew I wanted to do something different musically, and say something more,” Chesney said in a press release. “I think the audience is hungry for songs that speak to their lives, the way they actually live them… And one thing I think everyone needs sometimes is perspective. ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ is that kind of song: ‘the sun’s too bright and the sky’s too blue/ beer’s too cold to be thinking about you…’ reminds you that you can decide what you’re gonna focus on.
But that anyone’s fourth single is a three week No. 1? That’s almost unheard of. And that it happened with The Big Revival? That’s everything I’d hoped when I spent all that time: music that’s medicine, that gives people what they need to really dig in and live their lives!”
The Big Revival has turned out to be one of Chesney’s strongest albums yet with “American Kids,” “Til It’s Gone” and “Wild Child,” all already hitting No. 1 on the charts.
“He really builds his vision of America… a big-tent collection of future hits that celebrates regular folks who stand up for each other. In turn, even more folks will stand with Chesney after hearing it,” Newsday wrote. Billboard said that it “captures the zeitgeist of American youth in a way that John Mellencamp once owned” and USA Today said the album is “a coming-of-age tale full of life-changing memories.”
“We forget how good life is sometimes,” Chesney said. “One of the things about ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ that I loved is it reminds you without preaching. It’s a nudge and an inspiration, not a lecture. Because if you’re trying to get through something, the last thing anyone needs is a lecture about how they’re supposed to feel.”
Chesney, who is nominated for Entertainer, Album, Single, Song and Vocal Event at the 49th Annual CMA Awards, has had an awesome year so far. Not only has he had four consecutive No. 1 hits, he has also had record breaking attendance numbers on his 2015 The Big Revival Tour and has also broken the record for impressions on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. “Save It For A Rainy Day” got a staggering 51 million impressions and that number is still rising.
“People underestimate the power of music to capture people’s lives and get them through things,” Chesney said. “More than anything, that’s what I wanted The Big Revival to do. Sitting here, hearing this news, I feel like maybe we got there.”