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 generation, appropriating the… 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 generation, appropriating the… Kenny Chesney Country
Music Review

In My Wildest Dreams (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Kenny Chesney; Genre: Country

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 Published in issue #222 May 13, 1994 Order article reprints