Chris Willman
October 15, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Lucky Old Sun

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kenny Chesney
genre
Country

We gave it a B

They say ”Write what you know,” so Kenny Chesney’s co-written a batch of songs focused on his preoccupation with sailing the Caribbean; it’s a slightly more commercial sequel to 2005’s similarly mellow and nautical Be as You Are. Lucky Old Sun feels encouragingly personal for Chesney — particularly ”Way Down Here,” written in the wake of his 2005 divorce, which sadly advocates a retreat to seafaring as an escape from landlocked heartbreak. But some other songs about zoning out and Zenning out in the sun lack that honest tension. It remains to be seen whether recession-hit country fans will see a message about the healing powers of leisurely sailing as untimely. B
Download This: Listen to songs from Lucky Old Sun on the singer’s MySpace page

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