American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer, Kenneth Arnold Chesney, 52, released his latest studio album “Here and Now” two months back in May. Now the singer for the first time is re-releasing his project on vinyl in August exclusively for his fans.
Here and Now scored number 1 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart, becoming the ninth song of Chesney to emerge at the top of the ranking. Chesney also tied with singer Garth Brooks, for the highest number of all-time No 1s on the chart under a country act.
Commenting on his attempt to release the album on vinyl for his fans, Chesney said, “They’re always in their truck or their car, headed somewhere, so I like the idea they take these songs along with them. But with so many of us staying home, having the time to really dive into the music and listen – and based on the passion for this project, it seemed like now is the time to do vinyl. I had a friend give me a stack of albums from the ’70s and ’80s a few years ago, and there really is something different about settling in and listening. It’s warmer. It has a bit more presence sonically. It’s a whole other way to listen, and right now, that feels like a good thing.”
Having the same artwork as the original album Here and Now will be pressed on clear vinyl with green sea glass color. The vinyl will be available for purchase at kennychesney.com, starting from August 21 on Walmart.
Earlier this month, Chesney announced that “Happy Does” will be the next single on his album. Explaining the true sense behind choosing this song as the next single the singer said, “There were a couple of other songs we were talking about, but it felt like right now, remember to see the glass as half full, to find the best possible reality in any given moment is so important. Happy Does is filled with people doing just that, and it’s why in the end, we decided that would be the song we’d send out there for summer.”