The Road and the Radio (2005) Kenny Chesney, who has spent half his career copping island vibes from Jimmy Buffett, hits a sand barge with The Road and the Radio ,… 2005-11-08 Kenny Chesney Country
Music Review

The Road and the Radio (2005)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2005; Lead Performance: Kenny Chesney; Genre: Country

Kenny Chesney, who has spent half his career copping island vibes from Jimmy Buffett, hits a sand barge with The Road and the Radio, a low-key, ballad-heavy collection about the need to slow down and examine a frantic life. (''Who You'd Be Today,'' a meditation on a friend who died too soon, hits an introspective high.) Nothing here specifically addresses Chesney's split with Renée Zellweger, which is too bad. These predictable tunes about small-town living, alcohol hazes, and summertime fun seem about as dated as last year's beach shirt.

Originally posted Nov 04, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints