Kenny Chesney’s Cinematic “Take Her Home” Music Video Chronicles A Couple’s Love Story

The eight-time Entertainer Of The Year, who served as both a narrator and performer, took viewers on a journey through a couple’s romance.

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Posted on January 19, 2024

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Kenny Chesney “Take Her Home” Music Video; Photo Courtesy of YouTube

Kenny Chesney just released the music video for his chart-climbing single, “Take Her Home,” breathing life into the heartfelt narrative of the song. On Friday (Jan. 19), the country superstar dropped the cinematic clip, which mixes straightforward narration with a love unfolding.

Watch Kenny Chesney’s “Take Her Home” Music Video

The eight-time Entertainer Of The Year, who served as both a narrator and performer, took viewers on a journey through a poignant storyline, which told the story of a man meeting the love of his life in a bar. The clip then showcased the couple’s fairy tale love story unfolding, displaying significant life moments such as love at first sight to tying the knot and welcoming a child. As the narrative continued to play out, clips of Chesney performing the song within the bar where the couple first met are shown.

With its simple and straightforward style, the “Take Her Home” video provides ample space for viewers to fill with their personal images and life stories. Kenny Chesney believes in the lasting impact of songs that create vivid images for listeners.

“Songs like ‘Take Her Home’ deserve to paint pictures for the listeners,” he noted in a press release. “When you can see yourself, your friends, or someone you know in a song, that’s when a song will last long after it’s done playing. To me, this song has that potential for people. As much as I enjoy making videos, I also understand the power of No Shoes Nation’s ability to live in my songs.”

Chesney Opened Up About His Creative Vision For The “Take Her Home” Video

The East Tennessee native took a unique approach when it came to creating the “Take Her Home” music video, as he wanted the clip to align with the song’s storytelling nature.

“Everything about this song is a little movie. Each verse is its own act, and you can see all the details if you’re listening,” he explained of his creative vision for the clip. “The deep cut Cheap Trick on a jukebox in a crowded bar… the pink and black suitcases… even the little baby in the last verse. There’s so much detail, people can see it in their heads.” Chesney continued to explain that his intention was to preserve the innocence of the song and allow viewers to build their own interpretations of the video. “I wanted something that wouldn’t take away what someone else was seeing when they saw the video. It seems like the opposite from what you might do, but I think it’ll make sense when people see it,” he added.

Kenny Chesney Take Her Home Music Video; Photo Courtesy of YouTube
Kenny Chesney Take Her Home Music Video; Photo Courtesy of YouTube

“Take Her Home”

Co-written by Zach Abend, HARDY, and Hunter Phelps, “Take Her Home” is a lighthearted love song about a narrator who meets the girl of his dreams at a bar and eventually builds a life and a family with her.

“Take her home, fall in love / Thank the good Lord up above / That He sent one down into your arms / And put a chain around your raise hell heart / You try to play it cool walkin’ through the door / But you’re smilin’ like a fool ’cause you can’t wait / For them down the road memories you’re bound to make / And you will one day / Take her home.”

Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Allister Ann
Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Allister Ann

“Take Her Home” marks Chesney’s first new song since 2022’s Old Dominion collaboration “Beer With My Friends.”

“When I heard ‘Take Her Home,’ I just laughed,” Chesney previously shared in a statement. “It was everything life is made of in less than four minutes. It’s true, honest and all the stuff that’s easy to forget. All those details and little moments? The deep cut Cheap Trick, the black-and-pink suitcase in the back of the truck, a 7 pound, 5 ounce baby? That’s what makes these kinds of life changes what they are. And it’s funny: no matter what stage you’re in, you really are always scared. That’s how you know it’s gonna be worth it.”

New Album, BORN

The tune, which is currently sitting in the Top 25 at Country radio, will appear on Chesney’s forthcoming 20th studio album, BORN, which arrives on March 29, 2024.

Breaking away from the norm, Chesney decided to share details of his new album with fans before everything was finalized after receiving an overwhelming response when he divulged that he was finalizing his next project earlier this month. While Chesney is still in the process of finalizing the track list for BORN, he expressed that BORN has been a different kind of project, from the recording process to songwriting and finding tracks, making it fitting to include fans in the final stages.

“Normally, we wait until it’s all figured out, the T’s are crossed, the I’s are dotted,” Chesney continued. “But everything about this record’s been different – from how much time we’ve spent, the different ways we recorded and wrote and found songs – so why not let the fans know as we’re finishing up? We make this music for them, so, here you go. It’s official: BORN, March 29 – and you’ve seen the cover.  Now to the final line-up, and maybe getting a couple more out there.”

Kenny Chesney 'BORN' Album Art - Courtesy of Allister Ann
Kenny Chesney ‘BORN’ Album Art – Courtesy of Allister Ann

Why Is Kenny Chesney’s Album Named BORN?

The chart-topping country star shared insights into why he chose BORN as the title of his twentieth studio album. He also emphasized the significance of the title track, which he described as a song that “speaks the truth about living, life, and what we’re all doing here.”

“As for the title, well, we’re still not quite done deciding what’s going on here, but one thing’s for sure: BORN is absolutely the title track,” Chesney explained. “Banjo out front, a great big pocket that rocks back and forth, it feels great. But more importantly, it’s a lyric that throws out all the options, never tells you what to do and throws out the one existential truth no matter what you choose: ‘one thing’s for certain, we’ve all been living since the day we were born.’”

Details How He Chose The Cover Art For BORN

The album cover, captured by internationally published photographer and frequent collaborator Allister Ann, features Chesney wearing his signature straw cowboy hat against the backdrop of a picturesque view of the ocean and a clear blue sky. “I’d already decided on the cover because it was something clean and simple and true,” Chesney explained of the album art. “It’s the kind of picture that says everything, but leaves plenty of room for everything else. My friend Allister shot it, and it’s just me looking straight into No Shoes Nation. When I saw it, it was really the only choice for this record.”

Could Be His Biggest Project To Date

While Chesney is focused on finding “the best collection of songs we can give No Shoes Nation,” he also shared that this new album could mark one of his biggest projects yet. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this record comes in a little bit longer than normal, because there are too many good songs to leave behind,” he revealed.

The 55-year-old singer/songwriter has co-written a number of songs for the project and is also a co-producer with Buddy Cannon. Musicians performing on the album include Chesney’s touring band members Nick Buda (drums), Kenny Greenberg (guitars) and Danny Rader (guitars, banjo, bouzouki) as well as Pat Buchanan (electric guitar), Chad Cromwell (drums), Dan Dugmore (steel guitar), Michael Rojas (B3, Wurlizter, piano) and Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar).

Kenny Chesney’s new album, BORN, will follow the release of 2020’s Here And Now album, which topped the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Here And Now spawned hits such as “Tip Of My Tongue,” “Here and Now,” “Happy Does,” “Knowing You” and “Everyone She Knows.”

Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond
Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond

Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour

Additionally, Chesney will embark on his headlining stadium trek, dubbed the Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour, later this year.

Beginning at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on April 20, the trek will bring Chesney to stadiums across the U.S. before wrapping with an unprecedented three-night run at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Chesney will be joined by Zac Brown BandMegan Moroney and Uncle Kracker, who duetted with Chesney on the multi-week No. 1 song that gave the tour its name, “When The Sun Goes Down.”

For more information on Kenny Chesney’s upcoming tour and new music, visit his official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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