With three diverse # 1 singles from his critically acclaimed Hemingway’s Whiskey, Kenny Chesney continues to showcase the album’s depth with the release of "You and Tequila," which will ship to radio later this month. Chesney features Grace Potter on the recording which the New York Times declares, "it’s one of the finest songs of Mr. Chesney’s career, a sudden bolt of darkness disrupting a blissful summer sky."
Of the tune Chesney says, "I’ve always loved the song "You and Tequila." I’ve had that song for years and lived with Matraca’s demo for a long time. After the tour in 2007, I rented a house in Malibu, California right on the cliff of the ocean and I would drive up the Pacific Coast Highway right at sunset. I remember I’d roll down the windows and I would just listen to music. I would listen to Tom Petty, The Eagles, I would listen to so many songs that would kind of fit that moment. It was therapeutic."
"When we were putting together Hemingway’s Whiskey," Chesney recalls, "somebody brought up ‘You and Tequila’ and when I listened to the demo again, it was just like I was driving up the Pacific Coast Highway at sunset with the window down and that’s why I recorded the song."
"I was looking for somebody to record it with me and I thought of Grace Potter because I love her singing and love her records," Chesney continues. "I didn’t know her, but I got in touch with her, played her the song and literally three days later she was in Nashville, and we cut it. Still, every time I hear the song, I go straight to driving up the PCH at sunset- got the windows down. I love that feeling."
Chesney returned to Malibu last week to shoot the music video with Grace Potter. Shot in multiple locations, the video will be released next month. Chesney currently resides at #1 on the singles chart with his 22nd chart topping song, "Live A Little."