Chris Lane has released “Summer Job Money,” a song for which he took inspiration from his idol Kenny Chesney.
Lane told PEOPLE that he has always been inspired by Chesney’s ability to produce a summer song that captures a moment.
“I am a huge Kenny Chesney fan,” Lane said. “He is king of these nostalgic summertime throwback songs, and I feel like my whole career I have been looking for a song like this.”
The song sees Lane looking back on a summer job he had as a teenager and where all of his money would have gone had he met a girl back then.
“17 me would probably blow all of this summer job money on you,” Lane sings in the song’s chorus. “On an I love you necklace, Friday night light halftime concessions, gas for the tank, Bud Light to drink, down at a high school party or two.”
“A lot of times when songs can take you to a certain point in your life, it can bring back such fun memories,” says Lane. “I think that’s what this song is going to do for hopefully a lot of people.”
Joey Moi produced “Summer Job Money,” which John Byron and Blake Pendergrass co-wrote.
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