Country superstar Kenny Chesney has released “Knowing You,” a new song that pays tribute to people in our past who have molded us into who we are today. Instead of mourning their loss, Chesney chooses to celebrate their positive impact.
Penned by Brett James, Adam James and Kat Higgins, the tune meant something very special to the award-winning singer right from the get-go.
“When I heard it, ‘Knowing You’ knocked me out,” Chesney said in a press statement. “It was such a classic kind of country song you don’t hear any more, 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 also shared that this song doesn’t have to apply to “a lover who’s gone, or even a friend whose dream took them in another direction. It can be someone who’s passed away, just staring into the sunset, knowing they’re living that best part of life in heaven, maybe even looking down on you and smiling.”
“Knowing You” is the latest track released ahead of Chesney’s forthcoming new studio record, Here And Now, dropping on May 1 via Warner Music Nashville. The title track and lead single “Tip of My Tongue” are available now.