Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” is a True Anthem of American Youth


There’s nothing like being young and alive. This is something Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” screams out loud every time it’s being blasted on the radios. A true anthem of youth and the epitome of being young told by a true country star.

One of the most interesting facts of this song is that it was written when the country superstar was already 46-years old but Shane McAnally, who wrote the song alongside Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird, let him hear the song; he instantly knew the song was for him. To this day, the song is an ode to youth and its fun playfulness.

RELATED: 15 Top Kenny Chesney Songs Over 25 Years of Country Music

Remember when it was okay to be a bit messy? When everything didn’t have to be perfect? When everything was simple? The song talks about the good times. The simple times. The times we were young.

The song is a perfect concoction of a messy reality but beautiful dreams. Something his songs usually resonate with. “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney is the kind of song you just wanna play in your truck while driving down the country road with your friends.

“American Kids” has received esteemed reviews describing the song as groove-filled with a flair of nostalgia according to Matt Bjorke of Roughstock. The playful chaotic outro also adds to the nostalgia of singing with friends in the car before everyone had to drive their own.

The song hit No. 1 on the Country Digital Songs chart selling 1,266,000 copies in April 2015 in the US alone. The song had gotten a double Platinum certification from the RIAA in the United States. A true testament to what dreams are like as an American youth.

Remember your youth with Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids.”

Latest Stories

Charley Pride + Did You Think to Pray

Did You Think to Pray?: A Timeless Gospel Song by Charley Pride

In 1971, Charley Pride took a big step in his career when he released his first gospel song, “Did You Think to Pray,” as part of his album of the ...

Alabama + Tennessee River

“Tennessee River”: The Song That Launched Alabama’s Country Reign

In 1980, the American country music band Alabama released the chart-topping song titled “Tennessee River” as part of their album, My Home’s in Alabama. Upon the song’s release, it immediately ...

Waylon Jennings' Controversial Exit from We Are The World Recording Session

“No Good Ol’ Boy Sings in Swahili”: Waylon Jennings’ Exit from “We Are the World”

In January 1985, a supergroup of 46 of the biggest music artists of the time, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Billy Joel, as well as country stars Ray Charles, ...

Zach Bryan + Pink Skies

Zach Bryan’s “Pink Skies” Explores Loss and Love

Country music singer-songwriter Zach Bryan released “Pink Skies” as part of his album of the same title. It immediately became the talk of the town because of the (definitely not ...

Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'

Hank Williams’ Relatable Charm in “Hey, Good Lookin’” 

When Hank Williams arrived in 1949 in Nashville, he didn’t wait long to become one of the biggest stars in country music. A year later until 1951, he enjoyed the ...

Cavendish Beach Musical Festival 2024

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:July 5-7, 2024Venue:Route 6 Ranch in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, CanadaPerformers Include:Brothers Osborne, Tyler Childers, Zac Brown Band, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here ...

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic 2024

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2024Festival Duration:July 4, 2024Venue:Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New JerseyPerformers Include:Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and moreTicket Information:Get Your ...

Travis Tritt + Help Me Hold On

Travis Tritt Begs His Lover For One More Chance In “Help Me Hold On”

Country singer Travis Tritt scored his first number-one hit with his second release from his 1990 debut album Country Club titled “Help Me Hold On.” He co-wrote it with accomplished ...

Carrie Underwood Falls Off Stage on Tail End of South Carolina Concert

Carrie Underwood Rocks Carolina Country Music Fest Despite Rain

Country singer Carrie Underwood graced the last day stage of the Carolina Country Music Fest 2024 in Myrtle Beach and delivered one hell of a performance despite the massive downpour. ...

Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce from Firerose, Seeks Annulment on Grounds of Fraud

Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce from Firerose, Cites Fraud

American country singer Billy Ray Cyrus reached a breaking point with Australian singer Firerose just after seven months of marriage. According to court documents obtained by the Associated Press, Billy ...

Leave a Comment

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.