I Will Stand

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I Will Stand
I Will Stand (Kenny Chesney album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Kenny Chesney
Released July 15, 1997 (1997-07-15)
Genre Country
Length 40:05
Label BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Norro Wilson
Kenny Chesney chronology
Me and You
I Will Stand
Everywhere We Go
Singles from I Will Stand
  1. "She's Got It All"
    Released: May 17, 1997[1]
  2. "A Chance"
    Released: September 1997[1]
  3. "That's Why I'm Here"
    Released: March 1, 1998[1]
  4. "I Will Stand"
    Released: August 25, 1998[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

I Will Stand is the fourth album of country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released on July 15, 1997 on BNA Records. "She's Got It All" was the album's first single, as well as Chesney's first Number One single on the Billboard country music charts. "A Chance", "That's Why I'm Here" and "I Will Stand" were all released as singles as well, peaking at number 11, number 2, and number 27, respectively, on the country charts. Also included is an acoustic rendition of Chesney's 1996 single "When I Close My Eyes". It is his first certified Gold album. This was Kenny's last album to have a neotraditional country sound before developing a more crossover-friendly country-pop sound.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five on AllMusic, saying that Chesney began to find his musical personality on the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "She's Got It All" Craig Wiseman, Drew Womack 3:23
2. "You Win, I Win, We Lose" Buddy Brock, Kenny Chesney, Donny Kees 3:25
3. "She Gets That Way" Adam Hughes, Roger Brown 3:19
4. "I Will Stand" Mark Germino, Casey Beathard 3:25
5. "That's Why I'm Here" Mark Springer, Shaye Smith 4:01
6. "Steamy Windows" Tony Joe White 4:29
7. "From Hillbilly Heaven to Honky Tonk Hell" (featuring George Jones and Tracy Lawrence) Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Michael Huffman 4:21
8. "She Always Says It First" Chesney, Dean Dillon 2:51
9. "Lonely, Needin' Lovin'" Chesney, Brock, Kees 3:33
10. "A Chance" Dillon, Royce Porter 3:41
11. "When I Close My Eyes" (acoustic version) Nettie Musick, Springer 3:38
Total length: 40:05


As listed in liner notes.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 95


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1997 "She's Got It All" 1 110 1
"A Chance" 11 17
1998 "That's Why I'm Here" 2 79 9
"I Will Stand" 27 101 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum


  1. ^ a b c d AOL Music single page for Kenny Chesney
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "I Will Stand – Kenny Chesney". Allmusic. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – I Will Stand". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH