Monday, August 9, 2010
– Kenny Chesney's upcoming disc, "Hemingway's Whiskey," due in late September will contain 11 songs, including help from George Jones and Grace Potter.
The disc includes the first single The Boys of Fall. Co-produced by Chesney, an eight-minute video for the song featuring football superstars including Peyton Manning and Brett Favre can now be seen on video outlets, including VEVO, CMT and GAC.
"I learned how to work hard on the football field. I learned how to trust people on the football field. I learned humility on the football field. I learned teamwork on the football field. And all those things apply to what you do in your life. If you learn that early on, you have a chance to be really great at something - the ability to be a great friend, a great father and a great husband."
Other tracks include the Somewhere With You, a song about getting over a relationship, which Chesney says "is really tough - there's always something to remind you of a time, a place, a memory, a feeling." You and Tequila, written by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, is a duet with big-voiced rocker Grace Potter (says Chesney, "I just fell in love with her voice"); and Coastal is a celebration of low-key vacationing. Jones duets with Chesney on Small Y'all.
The title track, co-written by Guy Clark, Ray Stephenson and Joe Leathers, makes Chesney think of one of his favorite books, 'The Old Man and the Sea,' and about the idea of sitting down with its adventurous author for a drink. "I'd like to sit with him and talk about life, because he got through a lot in his life with some regret, but with a lot of grace too. And there's a lesson in there for everybody."
The song list is:
1. The Boys of Fall
Live A Little
4. You And Tequila (featuring Grace Potter)
5. Seven Days
6. Small Y'all (Duet with George Jones)
7. Where I Grew Up
9. Round And Round
10. Somewhere With You
11. Hemingway's Whiskey