Ain't Back Yet

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"Ain't Back Yet"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Greatest Hits II
Released February 22, 2010
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:01
Label BNA
Writer(s) Craig Wiseman
Chris Tompkins
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"I'm Alive" (featuring Dave Matthews)
(2009)
"Ain't Back Yet"
(2010)
"The Boys of Fall"
(2010)

"Ain't Back Yet" is the title of a song written by Craig Wiseman and Chris Tompkins, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. The song is included on a re-issue of Chesney's Greatest Hits II.[1] The song is also played during the end credits to Chesney's 2010 film Summer in 3D.

Critical reception[edit]

Critical response to the song was mixed. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock said that the song "isn't the Buffett-like country tune" but that it "fits Kenny Chesney like a glove" as it details quite a bit about what his life has been like since he became that touring musician.[2] Juli Thanki of The 9513 gave it a thumbs down, saying that it "sounds like a second rate Jason Aldean song" with an "average vocal performance and bland lyric."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva. It features Chesney performing in concert and shows home videos from his past tours.

Chart performance[edit]

On the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for the week of February 27, 2010, the song debuted at number 23, and reached a peak of number 3 in May 2010. On the Canadian Hot 100 charts for the week of April 3, 2010, the song debuted at number 88.[4]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 50
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 72

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Chesney adds two new tracks to Greatest Hits II". CMT. February 10, 2010. Archived from the original on February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 10, 2010). "Kenny Chesney – "Ain't Back Yet"". Roughstock. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ The 9513: Kenny Chesney – “Ain’t Back Yet”
  4. ^ [1]Billboard Hot Country Songs – February 27, 2010
  5. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  6. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  7. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  8. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.