Lucky Old Sun (2008) 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… 2008-10-14 Kenny Chesney Country
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Lucky Old Sun (2008)

Kenny Chesney | SAIL THE COUNTRY SEAS Kenny Chesney's latest Lucky Old Sun centers on his love of the ocean
SAIL THE COUNTRY SEAS Kenny Chesney's latest Lucky Old Sun centers on his love of the ocean
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 14, 2008; Lead Performance: Kenny Chesney; Genre: Country

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

Originally posted Oct 15, 2008 Published in issue #1017 Oct 24, 2008 Order article reprints