Kenny Chesney + P!NK Setting The World On Fire

Kenny Chesney + P!NK Hit No. 1 with “Setting The World On Fire”
Already a Two Week Hot Country No. 1, “Fire” is No. 25 Bullet on Hot AC
NASHVILLE, Tenn.: As Cosmic Hallelujah gets ready to drop this Friday, Oct. 28, Kenny Chesney and P!NK slide into the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard
Country Airplay and the Media Base Country Airplay charts – as well as
already spending two weeks topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs,
which combines streaming, sales and airplay with “Setting The World On
Fire.” With all that momentum and his chemistry with his duet partner,
it’s not surprising the song is now making its way up the Hot AC charts
as well.
“I knew the moment I heard this song, it was exactly
the moment of life and love exploding, and everything turning
Technicolor,” Chesney says of the song. “Finding songs that are in the
moment are harder, but in this kind of moment, it’s almost impossible.
And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is
happening as we sing it. It’s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.”
in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song
surges with the kind of jubilance that occurs in real life. Whether it’s
the “I love you” written in lipstick on a mirror, screaming out the car
windows from euphoria or having the band on your t-shirt coming out of
the radio, “Setting The World On Fire” is a pure expression of a peak
moment – and the two people in it.
“I was really happy we were going to be able to release this second,” says the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” of his 29th
No. 1 single. “To have Country radio respond to P!NK the way they have,
to be so welcoming, that makes me proud. I think when you bring an
artist into country, you need to play to their strengths, but you also
want them to feel caught up in what we do.”
Moving “Fire” into the second single position not only put Chesney’s follow-up to the four No. 1 yielding The Big Revival,
it also brought a sense of buoyance to his always life affirming
approach to music. The extra time afforded the 8-time Country Music
Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year to
align some new songs with his latest No. 1’s effervescence – creating
what is now known as Cosmic Hallelujah.
a record turns, and it takes a moment to catch up,” Chesney admits with
a laugh. “When we moved into ‘Setting The World On Fire,’ I think the
whole vision fell into a new place – and it was a really good place.
With the songs we brought in, suddenly this album was about the thrill
you can find in any given moment, peak things that happen that are so
every day. Watching the response, it makes me feel like a lot of people
feel like I do – so this record should hit’em right where they live.”
Again co-produced with Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard), Cosmic Hallelujah
continues Chesney’s ongoing dialogue with his No Shoes Nation, kindred
spirits as voracious to live life, unwind as hard they work and embrace
all the good that life has to offer. After several twists and turns,
including a trip to the top of the Country Airplay charts, it’s finally
here.   (Link to order)

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