Knowing You

Album: Here and Now (2020)
Charted: 57
Play Video


  • Kenny Chesney reminisces during this nostalgic country waltz on somebody who left a lasting impact on his life.

    Knowin' you was a free fall from a hundred thousand feet
    When you don't even care where you land
    And knowin' you was the kind of rush that you feel
    When you finally get to sit in with the band

    He's nostalgic about the relationship, but without regrets.
  • Chesney is celebrating the joy that person brought him before they parted ways. "This song doesn't have to be a lover who's gone, or even a friend whose dream took them in another direction," he explained. "It can be someone who's passed away, just staring into the sunset, knowing they're living that best part of life in heaven, maybe even looking down on you and smiling."
  • Adam James, Brett James and Kat Higgins penned "Knowing You." Chesney said the song "knocked me out" the first time he heard it. "It was such a classic kind of country song you don't hear any more, and it was so pure," he explained. "And then, the idea you're wishing the best for the other person, kind of smiling, knowing just what they're doing and thinking, 'Yeah, go enjoy the moment...' is something the best people in our lives make us feel."
  • Shot on location in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands, the dramatic video finds Chesney mourning the loss of the woman he loved. "As I've said over and over lately, the people who come into your life and then are gone, it's for any number of reasons," said Chesney. "But beyond missing them, you have the opportunity to recognize what they brought to your life and be thankful."

Comments: 7

  • Celeste from New MexicoBeautiful lyrics! Kenny is amazing!
  • Laurie from Ontario, CanadaWonderfully heart-warming. Kenny never disappoints.
  • Jeremy B.a. from Spokane, WaI have been listening to less new country music, since it has gone to rap and hip hop mixed into it, but this song was one of the best country songs I've heard in ages. It makes me think of my late grandparents and my Papa, who is currently has dementia. I also think about my great-aunt (my Papa's sister), who passed away earlier this year and fortunate to have all the time with her. One of my favorite Kenny Chesney's songs.
  • Diane from Boise IdahoLove the song. Best one he’s had in a long time.
  • Jennifer from Carthage, TnBeautiful song
  • Patti C from OkcOne of the best songs I’ve heard recently
  • Judy from TxI’m grateful for knowing you
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Alan Merrill of The Arrows

Alan Merrill of The ArrowsSongwriter Interviews

In her days with The Runaways, Joan Jett saw The Arrows perform "I Love Rock And Roll," which Alan Merrill co-wrote - that story and much more from this glam rock pioneer.

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired MenSong Writing

Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.

Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding Bell BluesSong Writing

When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.

Jon Anderson

Jon AndersonSongwriter Interviews

Jon Anderson breaks down the Yes classic "Seen All Good People" and talks about his 1000 Hands album, which features Chick Corea, Rick Derringer, Ian Anderson, and many other luminaries.

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.