Hemingway's Whiskey (Deluxe Edition)
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||The Boys of Fall||Kenny Chesney||6:31||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Live a Little||Kenny Chesney||3:39||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Coastal||Kenny Chesney||2:39||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||You and Tequila (feat. Grace Potter)||Kenny Chesney||4:02||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Seven Days||Kenny Chesney||4:19||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Small Y'all (Duet with George Jones)||Kenny Chesney & George Jones||2:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Where I Grew Up||Kenny Chesney||3:38||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Reality||Kenny Chesney||3:30||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Round and Round||Kenny Chesney||5:05||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Somewhere With You||Kenny Chesney||4:03||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Hemingway's Whiskey||Kenny Chesney||3:27||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Ain't Ever Going Back Again (Bonus Track)||Kenny Chesney||2:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||I Didn't Get Here Alone (Bonus Track)||Kenny Chesney||4:28||£0.79||View in iTunes|
Good times have sunken into the marrow of Kenny Chesney's bones, slowing down his metabolism, making him unlikely to kick up his tempos or turn up his amplifiers. Age slows you down, but so do too many afternoons on the beach. Chesney continues to romanticize, although not quite so much on 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey as he did on his last decade of records. Unlike its immediate predecessor, 2008’s Lucky Old Sun, Hemingway's Whiskey isn’t simply lazy: it’s slow but it’s burnished and classy, not quite as literary as the Guy Clark title track might initially indicate, but surely handsome, its seamless weaving of guitars being the aural equivalent of high thread count sheets. By moving so slow, it seems assured the way only a work by a major star can, and if Chesney isn’t especially curious about expanding his horizons — he doesn’t attempt anything new, he still dresses his Garth Brooks moves in guitars from U2, his history extends as far back as 1998, the year when George Jones originally recorded “Small Y’all” and he’s respectful enough to bring the Possum in for a duet — he’s at least never sounds disinterested in his work. If anything, he’s a little too obsessive about his studio craft, polishing his hand-picked songs — Chesney long ago ceding the writing spotlight to others, penning only one tune here, relying on such writers as Scotty Emerick, Deana Carter, Matraca Berg, and David Lee Murphy — so they all bear his same relaxed signature, winding up with an album that’s cohesive because it’s monochromatic. Then again, monochromatic can also be read as reliable, giving the people what they want, and with Chesney, that’s an easy, relaxed good time; it’s just that, now that he’s in his forties, he makes records designed for a quiet weekend afternoon at home instead of a Friday night kegger. [The album was also released with a pair of bonus tracks and a DVD of bonus material.]
His best album in years!
Kenny Chesney took a year off from touring to re-charge his batteries, he has also said that it gave him more time to work on this new album, and it shows! By far his strongest album in a good few years from the anthemic title track, to the hypnotic melody of 'Round and Round, to the edgy new single 'Somewhere With You' - this is great stuff. Buy it!
The whole album is the usual great stuff we expect of Kenny Chesney but the stand out song for me has to be You and Tequila. Amazing song.
Born: 26 March 1968 in Knoxville, TN
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s