Chesney, Williams put out new discs
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
– Kenny Chesney and Don Williams top the list of releases today.
Chesney keeps his tropical, introspective thing going with "Welcome to the Fishbowl." The disc includes the two hit singles Come Over and Feel Like a Rock Star with Tim McGraw. Chesney produced the Dozen songs with long-time producer Buddy Cannon.
Williams comes out of retirement with "And So It Goes," his first disc for Sugar Hill. Williams produced the 10 song-disc with Garth Fundis. Alison Krauss lends her vocal talents to I Just Come Here for the Music.
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