January 30, 2023
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Star returns to clean roots

“Drink to remember, never to forget,” is a sentiment that Kenny Chesney’s 12th studio album “Hemingway’s Whiskey” captures and keeps listeners asking for another round.

Like a fine whiskey, it’s evident how Chesney’s musical tendencies have changed over the years. Gone are the strong guitar riffs and catchy snare drums, replaced by mellow interludes that reiterate Chesney’s idea of reflection and island attitude that flows throughout the album.

From the smell of freshly cut grass to discovering true love in seven days with someone that just couldn’t last, every song on Chesney’s new album gives listeners a shot of past experiences and life lessons he holds close.

While other albums have been watered down with Chesney’s beach mentality, “Hemingway’s Whiskey” gives listeners a more straight up approach to Chesney’s Tennessean roots, with just enough burn and a clean finish.