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'American Kids' from Kenny Chesney: A departure

Kenny Chesney's new album

Kenny Chesney's new album "The Big Revival," featuring the hit song "American Kids" is the country singer's 15th studio album. Photo Credit: AP

It seems Kenny Chesney didn't start the fire, either.

The country superstar's new single, "American Kids" (Blue Chair), follows in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Billy Joel with its image-filled, stream-of-consciousness verses and defiant sing-along chorus. I

t's quite a departure for Chesney, signaling new expectations for his upcoming "The Big Revival," as he turns to minor-key vocals and more Mumford-styled arrangements. Of course, he doesn't veer too far from his multiplatinum path -- just enough to keep things interesting.

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