“When we started writing this song, it felt really special,” shares Murphy. “When Kenny sang on it, it really took it to the next level. I’m thankful to everybody who worked on the song and to radio for playing it.”
“David Lee Murphy is the real thing, and he understands the soul of people who work hard, rock hard, play hard and love with everything they’ve got,” Chesney says. “But he also has a calm that should be bottled up. This song distills that in such great ways, I was just thrilled he asked me to sing on it.”
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” is the lead single from Murphy’s Blue Chair/Reviver Records album No Zip Code. Murphy co-wrote all 11 tracks on the album, which features his signature edgy, rocking style, a style which now dominates modern country music. Chesney, who’s recorded several of Murphy’s songs, encouraged the Illinois-born artist/writer to make this new record, as well as co-producing the project along with Buddy Cannon.
With a career that spans more than 23 years as an artist and songwriter, Murphy has reached the Top 10 on country airplay charts an incredible 21 times. With 9 No.1s, his own hits “Dust on the Bottle and “Party Crowd” continue to be staples at country radio. Among those recording Murphy’s songs: Chesney (“’Til It’s Gone,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Live a Little”), Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor,” “The Only Way I Know How”), Thompson Square (the GRAMMY-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”), Jake Owen (“Anywhere With You”), and Blake Shelton (“The More I Drink”).
Chesney and Murphy have been performing “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” on select dates on Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour, most recently at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, Milwaukee’s Miller Park, and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The pair will be surprising fans at stadium dates throughout the summer.
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