When Kenny Chesney heard “All The Pretty Girls,” he recognized a song that captured the surging desire for now, the will to find someone who truly understands and the inherent anxiety that prefaces coming of age. Like “Young,” the breakthrough smash from No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, the complexity of all that rushing desire is a pretty simple thing, one that Chesney knows only too well.
And with an urgent take on “All The Pretty Girls,” it was only a matter of time until America got swept up into the rush that is a song that pivots on pretty girls, lost boys and being home for the summer. As summer turns to fall, “All The Pretty Girls” becomes the cherry on top of the chart – landing at No. 1 and giving the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee his 30th chart-topper.
“There are those songs you just know,” Chesney says of the guitar-driven up song that tracks the ritual of returning from school and reconnecting with an urgency of knowing this time together is so limited. “Everyone’s been there. 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.”
In that desire to tap into the song’s authenticity, earlier this summer, Chesney offered a scholarship to a middle Tennessee college student who created a video for the song. Though unorthodox, Jessica Martinez’s clip – shot on location in Virginia – traced a young man’s pursuit and summer romance with a local girl with wonder and the swerve of perfectly curving moments.
“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 offers. “That’s what made this song 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.”
For the No. 1 off Cosmic Hallelujah, it marks a second chart-topping song on one of Chesney’s most creatively ambitious albums in a career that’s seen him win the Country Music Association Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Single of the Year and duet with Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Mac McAnally, Uncle Kracker and Grace Potter, as well as color outside the lines with “American Kids,” “Noise” and the chart-topping “Setting The World On Fire” with P!NK.
“Music to me is the place where life truly lives,” Chesney explains. “When a song is right, when you can really feel it, there’s no denying the passion or the heart. If there’s one thing that sets No Shoes Nation apart, it’s how much they feel things and how hard the respond. ‘All The Pretty Girls’ is everything they’re made of; the response – and this No. 1 – once again prove it.”
The Cyber City Opry now on 5 Continents as the following Radio Stations Have Confirmed Airing The Cyber City Opry every weekend: Nashville Broadcast Radio Network NBRN Nashville Tennessee USA* Clogher Valley Radio, Scotland, Wildhorse Internet Radio Johannesburg South Africa * Irish Radio Scotland, American Veteran’s Radio Aspen Colorado USA * Musical Venture Radio, Panama City, Panama * Belgian Country Radio, Belgium
Cyber city, a fictitious place on the Internet, is the brain child of Frans Maritz from Wildhorse Entertainment and Airplay Express. After hearing numerous times from Singers, Song Writers, Bands, and Musicians that their lifetime dream was to someday perform on the Grand Ole Opry, or in a giant stadium in front of thousands of people, Frans decided to do something about it.
Cyber City was created and within it’s downtown area there is The Cyber City Opry which takes place in the gorgeous Cyber City Opry House, as well as The Hero Dome where fans of all kinds of music can attend a concert in a stadium atmosphere and the Cyber City Independent Superstars Hall Of Fame.
The shows are produced edited and mastered by Frans Maritz and can be downloaded by Radio stations and DJ’s or be heard in their entirety at www.airplayexpress.com every week. Each artist is interviewed back stage before the show starts by Keith Bradford from the Nashville Broadcasting Network in a segment called Up Close And Personal.
You will hear the artists introduce their songs, tell a story, etc. as they entertain the audience and it’s all captured in a digital format recording to be enjoyed by anyone wishing to visit the website or hear it on several radio stations worldwide. Join us tonight and be a part of History as this is and will always be known as the first ever broadcast of the Cyber City Opry, from the Cyber City Opry House in Cyber City.
WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio will also repeat the show on Sunday night at 8pm South African time.
Keith Bradford will be counting down the latest AirplayExpress Gospel Top 20 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network next week. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Keith Bradford counts down the latest AirplayExpress FatherDayTop 10 in line with AirplayExpress efforts to promote the Artists on featured on AirplayExpress.
Keith Bradford says it is his distinct pleasure and honor to host the Airplay Express Top 20 Gospel radio show. Scheduled for 11am this morning, NBRN.FM looks forward to the very first broadcast with anticipation of a large audience.
This brand new Top20 chart features only the most playlisted songs compiled from the current week AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.
The Gospel show will be available every week at AirplayExpress’s RadioWorld for download by Radio Stations for airing on their radio stations and worldwide networks.
We are happy to announce that the following radio stations worldwide have confirmed that they will run the Gospel Top20 this week, Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM, Nashville USA, Musical Venture Radio Panama, DownSouth Country South Africa, Radio Wellenflug Germany, Country Barnyard 305 USA, Country Tunes Radio-KWWQ-DB Texarkana Arkansas, USA , Belgian Country Radio Belgium, ICR International Connection Radio New Zealand and WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio
If you download the Top20 for airplay please let us know so we can pass the information onto the artists who would love to know and support you too. For if you do we will all be really happy too.
This year ask God for His plan. It’s miserable playing a part for which you’re ill-suited. It’s like walking in shoes that don’t fit. So…what are you good at? What do you enjoy doing most? What accomplishments make you feel best? List five moments in your life when you were acutely aware of this feeling of fulfilment. Does this reveal anything about your purpose? If money wasn’t a consideration, how would you fill your days? How does this compare with where you are now? What one small step can you take right now – one phone call made, one letter written, one email sent – to move you towards your true calling? What have you learned about your purpose through failure? Are some areas clearly not a part of your calling at all? Who do you admire for the way they’ve applied their talents? Why are you like them? What can you learn from them? How would you describe your vision for your life this year? Or five years from now? Or ten? Who are the people in your life who really get who you are? Have you asked them what they think your purpose might be? Have they given any indication of how they think you should use your talents? If you could write your own obituary, what would you want it to say? What would you like to be remembered for? As you begin the New Year, ask God for His plan.