[pullquote quote="There's so much stuff on this record. A lot of emotions..." credit="Kenny Chesney"]Nearly two full years since the release of his last studio album, country superstar [lastfm]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm] is back this week with Hemingway’s Whiskey, an album he says is more personal, more revealing than any he’s put out before. With guest spots from [lastfm]Grace Potter[/lastfm] and the legendary [lastfm]George Jones[/lastfm], country’s “golden boy” is likely to top the charts and build a serious head of steam going into the 2011 touring season.
The song on Hemingway’s Whiskey that got the most immediate attention is called “The Boys Of Fall.” It’s Chesney’s ode to football, a la “Friday Night Lights,” and it’s a touching look at how important the fall football season (particularly high school football) is to communities all over America. “The Boys Of Fall” is more than just a song, it’s also a feature-length documentary that recently debuted on ESPN. Here’s a video Chesney put out for the song, which includes a preview of the documentary.
[pullquote quote="There was this girl's voice that I just fell in love with." credit=""]One of the most enjoyable tracks on Hemingway’s Whiskey features the fabulous [lastfm]Grace Potter[/lastfm] – the fearless frontwoman of Vermont jam-rockers [lastfm]Grace Potter and the Nocturnals[/lastfm]. The pair teamed up to cover [lastfm]Deana Carter[/lastfm]‘s “You & Tequila” (you can guess where this one leads). Chesney opened up about what it was like working with Potter in this interview, check it out. Here’s hoping Grace turns up on Kenny’s next tour!
Here’s the full track listing for Hemingway’s Whiskey:
1. The Boys of Fall
2. Live A Little
4. You And Tequila (featuring [lastfm]Grace Potter[/lastfm])
5. Seven Days
6. Small Y’all (Duet with [lastfm]George Jones[/lastfm])
7. Where I Grew Up
9. Round And Round
10. Somewhere With You
11. Hemingway’s Whiskey
If you like what you hear, check out available [lastfm]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm]‘s Hemingway’s Whiskey now at iTunes and Amazon.