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     Kenny Chesney is an easy-going, fun-loving country singer whose songs really reflect his personality. He has had many number-one hits on the country charts and has won many awards. His 2000 "Greatest Hits" album shows why - it is outstanding, with all his best songs on one great CD.

Chesney's music covers a variety of topics, beats and tempos so it never gets old. There is a song for everyone, whether the broken-hearted, someone enjoying a first love, or even those just looking for good dance tunes.

Chesney grew up in Tennessee and the state remains very close to his heart. He wrote a song about it called "Back Where I Come From" that is classic country with lots of guitar and drums - plus his cute Southern accent sharing fond memories of growing up in the South.

On this album there are ballads focusing on all types of love. A favorite of mine is "You Had Me From Hello" which is a very meaningful and romantic song. In it, Chesney sings about how he got his heart broken by someone he loved, so he built a wall around his heart. Then he meets someone new who breaks right through that barrier at first sight.

Chesney sings a fast-paced, two-stepping kind of song called, "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" which has a lot of energy and is really enjoyable. Here, he combines violins with the typical guitars and drums for an extra zing. It's funny because Chesney is singing about a girl who is in love with a tractor and the guy who drives it.

Finally, a song that is near and dear to my heart, "Baptism," is a duet with Randy Travis whose baritone beautifully complements Chesney's tenor as they sing in harmony. The song is about a boy getting baptized and realizing that he has a fresh start with all his past wrongs forgotten. The two sing in a very soothing way.

I have enjoyed listening to this great collection many times and will continue to do so. Kenny Chesney's crowd-pleasing personality and awesome talent make him an amazing musician. One of my favorite things about his music is that it tells stories of real life. When a song has meaning, and isn't just some untalented person screaming about meaningless stuff, it makes it actually worth listening to. I recommend any of his albums, because they are all awesome and well worth the time and money.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Eyelash said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 10:40 am
I completely agree with this! I have this album and I really enjoyed it. I have loved Kenny Chesney since I was little. I can always find a way to relate to his songs. There is something about his music that is so relaxing and peaceful. There hasn't been one of his songs that I haven't fallen in love with!
 
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