Kenny Chesney racks up his 30th No. 1 single this week as his Get Along reaches Billboard's country airplay summit after a relatively quick 15-week ascent.

  His first chart-topping song, She's Got It All, came in 1997. He recently shared his 29th No. 1, Everything's Gonna Be Alright, with David Lee Murphy.

  Talk about playing to your base. No one does it better than Chesney, who is in the middle of his Trip Around the Sun Tour, which just made its way to Mercedes Benz Stadium in May.

  Only a handful of artists rises to stadium level even once, let alone stretching it for more than a decade. The country superstar and eight-time Entertainer of the Year has sustained that popularity with high-energy performances, a crack band, just the proper amount of exposure and a feel for the right songs at the right time.

  Songs for the Saints releases July 27, and he's advanced his 17th album with the Top 10 country single, Get Along, that serves to remind people that we're all in this together.

  "Get along while we can," he sings, "always give love the upper hand."

  "It was the message that I needed to hear," he says in a phone interview of the upbeat tune written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, "and I feel like my audience, it will really touch them because we don't have to look too far to find negative energy in the world. All you have to do is turn on your computer or look at your phone - we all get these news feeds - and if you watch enough TV, you'll have negativity running through your body really quickly, whether you ask for it or not. That song is about taking negative energy and turning it into positive energy and having a sense of community and telling people you love them."

  He's reconnecting with his fans after spending most of 2017 off the road, save for the eight shows he and his band did "just to remind ourselves we knew how to do it."

  His down year didn't quite go as planned.
  "We toured really hard in '15, really hard in '16, and I had the notion to take 2017 to clear my head and be creative, and I was creative, but it was an interesting way to do it. I spent all of last summer in a studio going through 10 years of hard drives to make a 30-song live record.