Today in Country Music April 2...Featuring "How Forever Feels by Kenny Chesney
On this day in 2011, Blake Shelton made an appearance on E!'S Chelsea Lately to talk about his ACM hosting gig and his role on the NBC reality show, The Voice
Today in 2002, Chris Cagle landed his first #1 song with "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out"
The soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou was certified platinum in 2001... It featured the smash hit "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"
And on this day in 1999, Kenny Chesney's "How Forever Feels" spent its second week at the top of the charts ... The song would hold onto the #1 spot for six straight weeks
"How Forever Feels" written by Wendell Mobley and Tony Mullins was released in December 1998 as the first single released from Kennys album, Everywhere We Go. The song reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It also peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Chesney told Billboard magazine that he almost didn't get to release the song because Tim McGraw had cut it. McGraw decided not to release it and after Chesney's version hit number-one, McGraw told him "I'm glad you cut it. It just didn't work for me." Chesney went on to say that the song originally appealed to him because "it's the only love song I know of that has both Jimmy Buffett and Richard Petty in it."