Kenny Chesney knew he wanted to take his music to another level when he opted to spend 2014 working on a new album. When he found â€œAmerican Kids,â€ the lead single from Sept. 23â€™s eagerly anticipated THE BIG REVIVAL, he knew he had something unlike anything heâ€™d ever cut before. Three weeks before his album hits stores, the propulsive song about the inherent spirit of people coming of age in the flyover has topped Billboardâ€™s Country Airplay chart â€“ and it shows no signs of slowing down. With three rhythms, two hooks and a whole lot of imagery, â€œAmerican Kidsâ€ paints a portrait of people who make their own fun, understand life is how you live it and that the small details are what itâ€™s all about. “When Shane (McAnally) played me the song,â€ Chesney says, â€œI knew I was going to cut it. In fact, I gave him a hard time for not playing it for me sooner. Not only is it musically so engaging, but the pictures it paints are undeniable! No matter where youâ€™re from, there are pieces of that song thatâ€™re just who you are… and they show you at your very best. Weâ€™re all, like the song says, â€˜a little messed, but weâ€™re all alrightâ€™.â€ More than a little alright. Having just played a free show for over 40,000 in FloraBama and a surprise â€œpop-upâ€ show in Athensâ€™ Georgia Theatre, Chesney marveled as both crowds gave the tongue twisting lyrics back to them like they were born singing it. â€œSome songs, you just know they capture how people feel, what they think, how they are. Iâ€™ve had a few like that: â€˜Youngâ€™ being the first. The moments in this song are all very real, and while theyâ€™re universal, theyâ€™re anything but generic, so I think people grabbed a hold of it for that â€“ and because of the way it moves.â€ Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, â€œAmerican Kidsâ€ evokes the little pink houses and born in the USA of several generations, while embodying the swept-up-in-the-moment urgency and complete abandon of todayâ€™s teens and 20-somethings. Co-producing with longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, THE BIG REVIVAL marks Chesneyâ€™s 15th studio album. With the emphasis on great songs, pushing the boundaries without betraying who he is, THE BIG REVIVAL takes Chesneyâ€™s music and lays it wide open. With its first number one in â€œAmerican Kids,â€ it looks like the songwriter/entertainerâ€™s next wave is going to break ground and make his fans really happy.