is the sixteenth studio album by American The Big Revival country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in September 2014 via Blue Chair and Columbia Records on September 23, 2014.
Content [ edit ]
Chesney produced the album with
Buddy Cannon, who has produced his other albums starting in 1997 with .
I Will Stand
The album produced four singles — "
American Kids", " Til It's Gone", " Wild Child", and " Save It for a Rainy Day", all of which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart.
The album's title track was previously recorded by
John Anderson on his 2001 album , and later by Nobody's Got It All Montgomery Gentry on their 2008 album .
Back When I Knew It All
Critical reception [ edit ]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine saying for AllMusic, how "Chesney overhauls his core strengths, winding up with his best record in years." Writing for  , Nick Murray reveals Chesney "continuously brings a sense of musical energy and emotional urgency his previous easygoing albums have sometimes lacked." Rolling Stone On behalf of  , Melinda Newman foresees how " Billboard The Big Revival serves his faithful flock a generous helping of country salvation with all the breeziness of a long holiday weekend." Glenn Gamboa for  proclaims the album to be "a big-tent collection of future hits that celebrates regular folks who stand up for each other." Newsday
Commercial performance [ edit ] The Big Revival debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart, becoming Chesney's 13th album to do so, selling 130,000 copies in the United States during its first week. It is also Chesney's 10th consecutive studio album to peak in the Top 3 on the US  chart, debuting at number 2. As of May 2016, the album has sold 447,000 copies in the United States. Billboard 200 On February 13, 2017, the album was certified  gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.
In Canada, the album debuted at number six on the
Canadian Albums Chart, selling 4,700 copies in its first week.
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Wyatt Beard – background vocals
Pat Buchanan – acoustic guitar, electric guitar Tony Castle –
synthesizer Jim Chapman – background vocals
Kenny Chesney – lead vocals
Rodney Clawson – background vocals
Ashley Cleveland – background vocals
Chad Cromwell – drums, percussion
Eric Darken – percussion Matt Dragstrem – electric guitar, background vocals
Nicolle Galyon – background vocals
Kenny Greenberg – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Natalie Hemby – background vocals John Hobbs –
Hammond B-3 organ, piano, Wurlitzer David Huff – programming
Alison Krauss – background vocals
Luke Laird – background vocals
Paul Leim – cajón, drums, percussion
Shane McAnally – background vocals Randy McCormick – keyboards, synthesizer
Rob McNelley – electric guitar
David Lee Murphy – background vocals Larry Paxton – bass guitar
Grace Potter – background vocals on "Wild Child"
Danny Rader – banjo, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
Michael Rhodes – bass guitar Mike Rojas – Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
John Wesley Ryles – background vocals F. Reid Shippen – programming
Jeff Taylor –
Dan Tyminski – acoustic guitar, background vocals John Willis – acoustic guitar
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
US Top Country Albums (
US Top Country Albums (
Singles [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Howell, Coti (June 30, 2014). "Kenny Chesney Announces 'The Big Revival' Album Details". Taste of Country . Retrieved . July 31, 2014
^ a b
Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (September 23, 2014). "The Big Revival - Kenny Chesney". AllMusic . Retrieved . December 29, 2015
^ a b
Newman, Melinda (September 23, 2014). "Album Review: Kenny Chesney Mixes Country Salvation With a Good Time on 'The Big Revival. '" Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . September 24, 2014
^ a b
Gamboa, Glenn (September 23, 2014). "Kenny Chesney's 'The Big Revival' review: Big sound, big hits". Newday. Cablevision. ISSN 0278-5587 . Retrieved . September 24, 2014
^ a b
Murray, Nick (September 23, 2014). "Kenny Chesney's New Album: The Big Revival". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. ISSN 0035-791X . Retrieved . September 24, 2014
Gary Trust (October 2, 2014). "Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean No. 1; Carrie Underwood Debuts on Country Charts". Billboard.
"Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016.
A Journal of Musical ThingsWeekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 02 October 2014 - A Journal of Musical Things
"Australiancharts.com – Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival". Hung Medien.
"Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canadian Albums)". . Billboard
"Kenny Chesney Chart History (. Billboard 200)" . Billboard
"Kenny Chesney Chart History (Top Country Albums)". . Billboard
"Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard.
"Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . January 16, 2015
"Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2015". Billboard . Retrieved . May 31, 2020
"Top Country Albums – Year-End 2015". Billboard . Retrieved . May 31, 2020
"American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – American Kids". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH .
"American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .