Chris Lane shares how Kenny Chesney inspired his flirtatious new song, “Summer Job Money.”
The song finds the country music superstar recalling that if he found the girl he loved when he was 17, he would’ve blew all his summer job money on her. Lane has been very open that he worked for his Father’s landscaping company up until he signed his record deal and moved to Nashville.
“17 me would probably blow all of this summer job money on you,” Lane sings. “On an I love you necklace, Friday night light halftime concessions, gas for the tank, Bud Light to drink, down at a high school party or two.”
“Summer Job Money” was co-written by John Byron and Blake Pendergrass, and produced by Joey Moi.
Listen to the nostalgic new song below.
“I’ve always loved nostalgic Country songs that take you back to a certain time and place,” shares Lane. “When I first heard ‘Summer Job Money,’ it immediately gave me that same kind of feeling. I worked a landscaping job up until the very moment I signed my record deal, so I related to the song and knew I wanted to record it. I’m pumped to share it, and hope y’all have a blast singing it when we get out there to play it live!”
Additionally, Lane explained that the new song was inspired by one of his favorite country singers, Kenny Chesney, as he admits to PEOPLE that Chesney is the “king of these nostalgic summertime throwback songs.” He continued to share that he has been looking for a song like this throughout his entire career.
“I am a huge Kenny Chesney fan,” Lane told PEOPLE. “and I feel like my whole career I have been looking for a song like this.”
The track follows his latest single “Fill Them Boots,” which is currently climbing the country radio charts.