Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[2]

I Will Stand is the fourth album of country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released on July 15, 1997 on BNA Records. "She's Got It All" was the album's first single, as well as Chesney's first Number One single on the Billboard country music charts. "A Chance", "That's Why I'm Here" and "I Will Stand" were all released as singles as well, peaking at number 11, number 2, and number 27, respectively, on the country charts. Also included is an acoustic rendition of Chesney's 1996 single "When I Close My Eyes". It is his first certified Gold album. This was Kenny's last album to have a neotraditional country sound before developing a more crossover-friendly country-pop sound.

Critical reception

Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five on AllMusic, saying that Chesney began to find his musical personality on the album.[2]

Track listing

1."She's Got It All"Craig Wiseman, Drew Womack3:23
2."You Win, I Win, We Lose"Buddy Brock, Kenny Chesney, Donny Kees3:25
3."She Gets That Way"Adam Hughes, Roger Brown3:19
4."I Will Stand"Mark Germino, Casey Beathard3:25
5."That's Why I'm Here"Mark Springer, Shaye Smith4:01
6."Steamy Windows"Tony Joe White4:29
7."From Hillbilly Heaven to Honky Tonk Hell" (featuring George Jones and Tracy Lawrence)Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Michael Huffman4:21
8."She Always Says It First"Chesney, Dean Dillon2:51
9."Lonely, Needin' Lovin'"Chesney, Brock, Kees3:33
10."A Chance"Dillon, Royce Porter3:41
11."When I Close My Eyes" (acoustic version)Nettie Musick, Springer3:38
Total length:40:05


As listed in liner notes.

  • Matt Rollings – piano, Hammond B-3
  • John Wesley Ryles – background vocals
  • Pete Wade – gut string guitar
  • Cindy Richardson-Walker – background vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Norro Wilson – percussion
  • Curtis Young – background vocals
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar

Chart performance


Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 95


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1997 "She's Got It All" 1 110 1
"A Chance" 11 17
1998 "That's Why I'm Here" 2 79 9
"I Will Stand" 27 101 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 AOL Music single page for Kenny Chesney
  2. 2.0 2.1 Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "I Will Stand – Kenny Chesney". Allmusic. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  3. "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – I Will Stand". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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