Kenny Chesney and Ed Sheeran Collab on 'Tip of My Tongue'

The new single is out July 12.

July 2, 2019

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By Jackson Dodd

Kenny Chesney has co-written his next single with pop star Ed Sheeran and Nashville songwriter Ross Copperman.

“I’ve written so much with Ross, that’s always easy," Chesney said, in a statement from his label. "He brought Ed in, and he is such a great writer. The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting. As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time. I get why people love working with him.”

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Chesney's new single, "Tip of My Tongue," will be the first for the country singer since his Songs for the Saints album, released last year. 

“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” Chesney said. “I think there’s this moment when you look at someone and you know they contain everything. You want to know everything, consume everything about them. It’s why we say ‘It’s a long way down,’ because you want to know it all. And the best part: we got a melody that feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”

Sheeran, a headliner in his own right, has co-written songs with country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, among others. His latest release is a collab with Justin Bieber, titled, "I Don't Care."

“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places,” Chesney adds. “You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen. When you go in and write on any given day, the chemistry is what it is. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed and went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’

"Tip of My Tongue" will be released on Friday, July 12.