There was a whole lot of excitement at the 49th Annual CMA Awards, and for good reason. Everyone was anxious to see the vibe between Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, as well as the collaboration between Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake.

But when it was time to chill out a tad, look no further than the fabulous Kenny Chesney.

Chesney took the stage to perform his single, “Save It For a Rainy Day,” which is the fourth consecutive No. 1 single off his CMA “Album of the Year” nominated “The Big Revival.”

The song has always held a special place in the country boy’s heart.

“I knew I wanted to do something different musically, and say something more,” Chesney explained in a recent press release. “I think the audience is hungry for songs that speak to their lives, the way they actually live them… And one thing I think everyone needs sometimes is perspective. ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ is that kind of song: ‘the sun’s too bright and the sky’s too blue/ beer’s too cold to be thinking about you…’ reminds you that you can decide what you’re gonna focus on.
 But that anyone’s fourth single is a three week No. 1? That’s almost unheard of. And that it happened with The Big Revival? That’s everything I’d hoped when I spent all that time: music that’s medicine, that gives people what they need to really dig in and live their lives!”

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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