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Hemingway's Whiskey

September 28, 2010

Kenny Chesney grew up in East Tennessee, but his real home is Margaritaville. Chesney is Jimmy Buffett's spiritual godson, specializing in easy-rolling country-pop songs about fleeing the humdrum to go boozing and boating in tropical paradises. "No more...

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Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates

September 5, 2007

Kenny Chesney won America's heart as the fun-loving country boy, the one who schmoozes with Jimmy Buffett and Uncle Kracker for island-hopping party hits. Unfortunately, in Nashville, even the most lovable party boys are expected to grow up and sing about...

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When the Sun Goes Down

March 4, 2004

Tennessee-born country star Kenny Chesney moved more than 3 million copies of his previous album, 2002's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, becoming the Nashville hat of choice for down-home groovers who might leave for the beach at a moment's notice (see...

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Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)

February 10, 2005

On his recent records, country superstar Kenny Chesney has been a good ol' boy on some Jimmy Buffett shit, going multiplatinum with a combo of clambake honky-tonk, cowboy-hat calypso and breezy change-of-pace ballads. Be As You Are is also inspired by...

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No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

June 20, 2002

Kenny Chesney, a man who once sang about his sexy tractor, fancies Hallmark-card country propped up by clean, pop-metal guitars and bright, firecracker drums. In his rich, George Strait baritone, Chesney covers all the contempo-country bases on No Shoes,...