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Chesney spends Xmas in Blue Chair Bay

Monday, November 17, 2014 – Island lover Kenny Chesney may be spending "Christmas In Blue Chair Bay."

At least that's the title of his latest song, which he released to radio today.

"It seems like there are few times of the year when you can really unplug, really just be in the moment with your family and your friends - and celebrate how great life is," Chesney said on his web site of the acoustic song. "Over the last 10 years, I've really come to appreciate that time off and what those connections mean, and I wanted to share that feeling with my friends through music."

Produced with Buddy Cannon, this is Chesney's first Christmas music since 2003's "All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan." The disc combined originals with Willie Nelson's "Pretty Paper," Alabama's "Christmas In Dixie" and Keith Whitley's "Just a Kid" plus classics "Silent Night" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Chesney's web site said the released caused lines so long at Minneapolis' Mall of America three days before release it prompted the installation of heating units and porta-potties for the people waiting.

The new song was penned with David Lee Murphy and Brett James. "Christmas in Blue Chair Bay" was released independently of any album. The lyrics are:
We got some mistletoe, hung from the bough of the boat
Stockings are filled with sunshine rays, it's Christmas in Blue Chair Bay
There's lights up in every palm, my soul, like the sea, is calm
Tonight we're going to the boat parade, it's Christmas in Blue Chair Bay
Everybody raise a glass with me right now
To all of those up in the snow from all of us down South
'Tis the season for believing and faith and family
I wish you were here with me
We've cleared out a place in the sand for Dancer and Prancer to land
We saved a boat slip for Santa's sleigh, it's Christmas in Blue Chair Bay
Everybody raise a glass with me right now
To all of those up in the snow from all of us down South
'Tis the season for believing and faith and family
Iwish you were here with me
By the sea, a little numb from drinking rum
Oh I think I'll sit right here, pray for a peaceful year
Lots of love, happy holidays to you from Blue Chair Bay
Merry Christmas from Blue Chair Bay
Lots of love, happy holidays to you from Blue Chair Bay
Merry Christmas from Blue Chair Bay

Chefsney just released "The Big Revival" album in September, which spawned the hit single "American Kids." "Til It's Gone" is his new single.

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