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Drinkin' with Kenny Chesney: "Hemingway's Whiskey" a Strong Taste of Country

Sarah Webb |
September 29, 2010 | 3:08 p.m. PDT

Neon Tommy Contributor

Kenny Chesney (Image courtesy of BNA Records)
Kenny Chesney (Image courtesy of BNA Records)
Award-winning country star Kenny Chesney is back on the charts with his new album “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” released Sept. 28. The Tennessee-born country boy delivers a medley of the well-known Chesney style, along with a surprise or two.

 Chesney takes listeners to his football days with his opening song “Boys of Fall," bringing us back to the glory days of our high school years. He looks back on life’s little moments in a sweet melody titled “Where I Grew Up," which holds the faint echoes of his big-time hit “How Forever Feels.” The album isn’t totally saturated in sentimentality, as Chesney kicks it up a notch with the Buffett beach-style “Coastal” and the double-rhyming ditty featuring George Jones called “Small Y’all."

 Perhaps the most powerful and surprising song was the melodious and haunting duet “You and Tequila” featuring Grace Potter from The Nocturnals. Their paired voices sing of taking on life’s demons, whether they take the form of a beautiful lover or a glass of tequila.  

 “Hemingway’s Whiskey” brings Chesney’s well-known sound back to his fans, but also proves his stylistic range with new firsts, providing audiences with an album truly for the country-music lover.



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