Gaga, Bennett top Chesney
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
– Kenny Chesney can blame Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for blocking his debut at number one on the Billboard charts. Bennett and Gaga's "Cheek to Cheek" led for the week ending Sept. 28 with 131,000 units sold. Chesney's "The Big Revival" was just behind with 130,000 units sold, but good for number one on the country charts.
The disc is Chesney's 12th top 10 showing. Last year's "Life on a Rock" debuted in first with 153,000 units sold in its first week.
Chesney had the only country disc in the top 10. The full charts are out tomorrow.
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Here and Now
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. »»»
Songs for the Saints
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 »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes.
This live CD could have been »»»