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In My Wildest Dreams Neo-honky-tonker Kenny Chesney dutifully cites George Jones and Merle Haggard as major influences, but he really takes his cues from the younger...In My Wildest DreamsCountry Neo-honky-tonker Kenny Chesney dutifully cites George Jones and Merle Haggard as major influences, but he really takes his cues from the younger...1994-05-13
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In My Wildest Dreams

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Kenny Chesney; Producer (group): Capricorn Records; Status: In Season

Neo-honky-tonker Kenny Chesney dutifully cites George Jones and Merle Haggard as major influences, but he really takes his cues from the younger generation, appropriating the in-your- face twang of Aaron Tippin and Keith Whitley. Although not very original, Chesney knows how to get the most out of his material and have a good time. The surprise is how good he is. Mixing guitar energy and s – -kicker values, on In My Wildest Dreams he lets loose with a hillbilly howl that could curdle the moon.

Originally posted May 13 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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