“She’s Marilyn in blue jeans, with a touch of Jackie O…”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After his cinematic “Knowing You” video, which juxtaposed the bitter cold of a Northeastern fishing boat with the tropical warmth of love on a sailboat, Kenny Chesney returns with an equally breathtaking clip that celebrates the glory of the natural world, a woman’s spirit of adventure and trusting one’s own instincts to anchor the panoramic “Everyone She Knows,” the follow-up to the No. 1 country waltz that was nominated for Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Working with longtime creative collaborator Shaun Silva of Tacklebox Films, the pair crafted a mini-movie that follows a single woman through redwood forests, along coastal highways, through the Grand Canyon, mountain expanses and across the desert as she chases beauty and possibly her own heart. Galaxies from the traditional girl-meets-boy videos that traditionally accompany songs like this, Chesney sought to create a visual that reflected how powerful women in their own space can be.
“I have been surrounded by strong women who lead these lives on their own terms my whole life,” Chesney says of the clip’s portrayal. “Nothing is more powerful or interesting than a woman who has a sense of her destiny and is willing to go chase it. It’s not always conventional, but that’s what makes their passion so much stronger. Whether it’s my island friends, musicians like Grace Potter, several women on my team; they have a way of embracing life that’s unlike anyone else – and I think that’s awesome.”
Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, “Everyone She Knows” looks at a young woman old enough to recognize the fairy princess promises don’t mean settling, but instead making your own way. With chiming acoustic guitars, a chorus that spins the melody around and a notion that there’s more to life than getting married, it continues Chesney’s litany of independent women who aren’t afraid of love, but not at the price of their dreams.
“When Shaun and I started talking about who this woman should be,” Chesney continues, “we wanted to show her on the road, in the world, against a backdrop of the path not taken. Whether it’s the woman FaceTiming friends, sitting on top of her van or by the fire, you get that sense of not just how big the world is, but how great her spirit is. To me, those free spirits should be empowered to chase their dreams and show us what the rest of us miss.”
In a van called “Storyteller,” our heroine could be an adventurer, scientist, blogger, teacher or researcher measuring the vastness of the wild. Or she could be one more person escaping from the reality of expectation, seeking something more beyond the city limits. Either way, the mini-film shows a serenity and embrace of the soul that is hard for most people to come by.
Whether the No. 1 “Wild Child” with Grace Potter, the teen driving off to find her life in the seven week chart-topper “There Goes My Life,” summer love in “Anything But Mine,” the islands’ free spirits who populate “Happy on the Hey Now (A Song for Kristi),” “Sherry’s Living In Paradise,” “Boston” or album cuts “On The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful” and “The Road and the Radio,” “Everyone She Knows” continues a tradition of unexpected strength and beauty.
With his Here And Now 2022 Tour set to kick off April 23 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, Chesney is ready for some adventure of his own. Three years since No Shoes Nation came together in song, there’s no doubt that the free spirits, country music fans and lovers of light will be feeling the joy together.
For more information and to purchase tickets to all dates, visit www.KennyChesney.com.
Blue Chair Bay Rum Presents Kenny Chesney’s Here And Now 2022 Tour Fueled by Marathon
April 23 Tampa, Fla. | Raymond James Stadium
April 30 Charlotte, N.C. | Bank of America Stadium
May 5* Noblesville, Ind. | Ruoff Music Center
May 7 St. Louis, Mo. | Busch Stadium
May 14 Milwaukee, Wis. | American Family Field
May 19* Orange Beach, Ala. | The Wharf Amphitheater
May 21 Atlanta, Ga. || Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 25* Charleston, S.C. | Credit One Stadium
May 26* Huntsville, Ala. | Orion Amphitheater
May 28 Nashville, Tenn. | Nissan Stadium
June 2* The Woodlands, Texas | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 4 Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium
June 8* Canandaigua, N.Y. | CMAC
June 9* Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
June 11 Pittsburgh, Pa. | Heinz Field
June 15* Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 16* Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
June 18 Philadelphia, Pa. | Lincoln Financial Field
June 23* Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
June 25 Chicago, Ill. | Soldier Field
June 29* Brandon, Miss. | Brandon Amphitheater
June 30* Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP
July 2 Kansas City, Mo. | GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
July 9 Bozeman, Mont. | Bobcat Stadium
July 12* Stateline, Nev. | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
July 13 * Stateline, Nev. | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
July 16 Seattle, Wash. | Lumen Field
July 19 * Bend, Ore. | Hayden Homes Amphitheater
July 20 * Bend, Ore. | Hayden Homes Amphitheater
July 23 Inglewood, Calif. | SoFi Stadium
July 27 * Boise, Idaho. | Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 28 * Salt Lake City, Utah | USANA Amphitheatre
July 30 Denver, Colo. | Empower Field at Mile High
August 6 Minneapolis, Minn. | U.S. Bank Stadium
August 10* Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 11* Syracuse, N.Y. | St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 13 East Rutherford, N.J. | MetLife Stadium
August 18 Columbus, Ohio | Historic Crew Stadium
August 20 Detroit, Mich. | Ford Field
August 26 Foxborough, Mass. | Gillette Stadium
August 27 Foxborough, Mass. | Gillette Stadium
* lineup for these dates is Kenny Chesney and Carly Pearce only