Ain't Back Yet

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"Ain't Back Yet"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Greatest Hits II
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2010 (2010-02-22)
FormatDigital download
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"I'm Alive"
"Ain't Back Yet"
"The Boys of Fall"

"Ain't Back Yet" is a song written by Craig Wiseman and Chris Tompkins and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. The song is included on a re-issue of Chesney's 2009 compilation album Greatest Hits II,[1] and was released as the album's third and final single in February 2010. The song is also played during the end credits to Chesney's 2010 film Summer in 3D. The song peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received mixed reviews from music critics. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock said that the song "isn't the Buffett-like country tune" but "fits Kenny Chesney like a glove", as it "details quite a bit about what his life has been like since he became that touring musician."[2] Juli Thanki of Engine 145 gave it a "thumbs down", saying that it "sounds like a second rate Jason Aldean song" with an "average vocal performance and bland lyric."[3]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for this song was directed by Shaun Silva and Joe Thomas (the director of "Summer In 3D".) It features Chesney performing in concert and shows home videos from his past tours.

Chart performance[edit]

On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for the week of February 27, 2010, the song debuted at number 23, and peaked at number 3 in May 2010. On the Canadian Hot 100 charts for the week of April 3, 2010, the song debuted at number 88.[4]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 50
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 72

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 33


  1. ^ "Kenny Chesney adds two new tracks to Greatest Hits II". CMT. February 10, 2010. Archived from the original on February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 10, 2010). "Kenny Chesney – "Ain't Back Yet"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010.
  3. ^ "Engine 145: Kenny Chesney – "Ain't Back Yet"". Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ [1]Billboard Hot Country Songs – February 27, 2010
  5. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Kenny Chesney Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.