Kenny knew when he took a year off to focus on music, he wanted to push the envelope without losing his roots or leaving his fans behind. If he was nervous about the shifts in The Big Revival, its apparent the moves were spot-on as Save It For A Rainy Day becomes its fourth consecutive #1 on Billboards Country Airplay chart.
When I went to look for or write songs, I wanted to speak to my audience about their lives in ways Id never done before, Kenny says. I didnt want to say the same things and I wanted to reflect the free-spirited, work hard, give-it-everything nature of the No Shoes Nation and people who love country music in general. It seemed like a pretty big thing to try to do, but the response to this album and the songs at radio tells me it was worth every bit of the work, the search, the starting over because in the end, I make this music about my life, but also for everyone whos ever found a piece of their living in songs, too.
The blues-shelving, life-affirming #1 follows American Kids, Til Its Gone and Wild Child to the top of the charts. On Billboard, it marks Kenny's 26th #1 hit.
Some is luck, some is traffic, said Kenny. But I think a lot has to do with the fans and radio and their passion for the music. Til Its Gone said live life right down to the last drop and Wild Child was about what makes women matter: their spirit. But Save It For A Rainy Day, that song is maybe most important because it reminds you to live right now and not let things get you down to where you miss how good life can be. Im thrilled we have four in a row, because its connecting in a good way.
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