For a second week Kenny Chesney has the #1 song on CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. All The Pretty Girls is Kenny’s 30th #1 from his album Cosmic Hallelujah. Kenny’s first #1 song came 20 years ago August 30th 1997 with “She’s Got It All.”
Country music fans quickly took to Kenny Chesney’s hit single “All the Pretty Girls” as a summer anthem. “Few songs have as much summer in them as ‘All the Pretty Girls,’ which is why I wanted to record it,” Chesney told Billboard about the song. “To me, there’s a special excitement that is summer and being young and alive. I think the guys caught that in the studio, and in a year that we weren’t on the road, I think I still got to be a part of No Shoes Nation’s summer through this song.”
“There are those songs you just know,” Chesney told Sony Music Nashville about the guitar-driven song about pretty girls. As the school year ends, according to the song, friends reconnect for some fun because time together is limited. “Everyone’s been there,” he continued. “Everyone’s wanted to make the most of a few weeks, to chase after some girl or some guy, and few things will ever make you feel that alive again. The guys who played on this track really bottled up that rush, and got it on the record.”
Earlier this summer, Chesney wanted to build up the song’s authenticity. He offered a scholarship to a middle Tennessee college student who created a video for the track. Chesney used it to create the real music video, following a young man’s pursuit of having a summer romance with a local pretty girl.
“It’s easy to forget about the innocence of being young and being so caught up in what you’re doing every night, who you’re with, falling in love,” Chesney states. “That’s what made this song so special. It’s everything being that age, chasing girls and the night is made of. It’s why I wanted someone who was living it to make the video, and it’s why I think people responded to the song. It felt real, and free, and alive.”
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) October 3, 2017