Big Star (song)

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"Big Star" is a song written by Stephony Smith and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in January 2003 as the fourth single from Chesney's 2002 album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. The song peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in April 2003, behind Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?".[1]

"Big Star"
Big Star Kenny Chesney single.jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2003
Songwriter(s)Stephony Smith
Producer(s)Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Norro Wilson
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"A Lot of Things Different"
"Big Star"
"No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"


Chesney says that "This is a fun song. It’s every little girl’s fairy tale – and for some, it even does come true. But it’s not all happily ever after. That line, ‘All her old neighbors swear they're certain she slept her way to the top / But she knows you don’t get where you’re going unless you got something they ain’t got…,’ I love that because it shows you that you can make it in spite of other people refusing to believe in your dream."

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva, and produced by Steve Gainer. It premiered on CMT on January 28, 2003, when CMT named it a "Hot Shot".

Live performancesEdit

Chesney and Taylor Swift performed the song together twice. The first time was on Swift's Speak Now World Tour during the Nashville, Tennessee show on September 17, 2011, and on Chesney's The Big Revival Tour during the Nashville, Tennessee show on March 26, 2015; the performance was included on his second live album Live in No Shoes Nation (2017).


"Big Star" debuted at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 18, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 16



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 91. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.

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