Chesney goes down the road to number one
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
– Kenny Chesney will be number one on the Billboard country song chart with Down the Road,
his song with Mac McAnally, when it the charts are released later this week.
Chesney takes over for Dierks Bentley, who had a number one with the title track of his new CD,Feel That Fire.
"I am really happy about having a number one with my very good friend and frankly, one of my songwriting heroes," said Chesney on his web site. "The idea that you can (do this) in the studio with a couple of guitars and a great lyric, that people want to hear that? That it's still ok to make records like this? That says a lot about what people really want and respond to."
More news for Kenny Chesney
CD reviews for Kenny Chesney
After a storied run including eight Entertainer of the Year awards and two Greatest Hits albums (so far), Kenny Chesney was due for a setback. This one wasn't strictly personal, as the "Chillaxification" Tour got waylaid by a pandemic shutdown that scrapped most everything. The loss really belonged to the fans, as the original "Here and Now" record Chesney was supporting was a beauty – from the stirring "Knowing You" to the snarky "Wasted", ...
For many years now, Kenny Chesney has been the number one yacht country artist; one never spotted far from an ocean or without an adult beverage in his hand. However, this album's title track expresses a much deeper perspective on life. "I must've sat on a dozen islands/Watched the sun sink into the sea." Previously, island living was the reason for life. Now, life's purpose is described as much more internal than external. Call it trading that pirate flag for a little more mindfulness. ...
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music.
Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord ...