No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
One photo inside the booklet for No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems shows Kenny Chesney flexing his muscles, while another has him sporting a T-shirt bearing the sentiment, "All You Need Is Love." Both images are telling, because on this disc, Chesney fortifies his sturdy contemporary country foundation with some musical muscle by way of liberal quotes from British rock influences. The powerhouse opener "Young" pulls in stylistic references to the Rolling Stones, Bad Company, and Brooks & Dunn to amplify its rousing testimonial to the carefree tender years. Pete Townshend-style power chords and razor-edged hard-rock guitar solos à la Free's Paul Kossoff are the fiery ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
One photo inside the booklet for No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems shows Kenny Chesney flexing his muscles, while another has him sporting a T-shirt bearing the sentiment, "All You Need Is Love." Both images are telling, because on this disc, Chesney fortifies his sturdy contemporary country foundation with some musical muscle by way of liberal quotes from British rock influences. The powerhouse opener "Young" pulls in stylistic references to the Rolling Stones, Bad Company, and Brooks & Dunn to amplify its rousing testimonial to the carefree tender years. Pete Townshend-style power chords and razor-edged hard-rock guitar solos à la Free's Paul Kossoff are the fiery backdrop for "Live Those Songs," an exhilarating homage to the open road and rock 'n' roll. Elsewhere, Chesney settles into an enticing folk-pop sound, most notably on "A Lot of Things Different," an intimate, self-critical rumination on the road not taken, and he exhibits some neo-traditional leanings, most effectively on "Never Gonna Feel That Way Again," which counsels both living for the moment and taking responsibility, over an evocative backdrop of pedal steel, banjo, and acoustic guitar. And the witty, engaging title track rocks solid with a Latin-tinged arrangement. Lots of styles, lots of content, lots of deep feeling -- No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems is a solid step forward by an artist determined to add a new wrinkle to his game each time out.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kenny Chesney has a voice that'd be perfect for hard country, but he just doesn't have his heart in it. He likes the sweet melodies and smooth production that come with crossover country-pop, and while that may have been a frustration at one point, at least for those who consider pure country as the only guideline for quality in country, by his sixth album, 2002's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, he's landed upon an effortless blend of pop and twang, something that is undeniable in its crossover intentions but rather charming all the same. Perhaps Chesney relies a bit too much on ballads and mid-tempo numbers throughout this album, but even the sprightlier numbers here -- the terrific opener "Young," "Big Star" -- are not honky tonk ravers, but heartland-styled rockers that gently rock and keep the melody in the forefront. So, all of No Shoes flows smoothly, and little of it could be called pure country -- the most down-home thing about the entire enterprise is the rounded twang in his voice -- but as a mature, even-handed country-pop album, it doesn't get much better than this in 2002, since it's melodic, well produced, strong on solid material, and most of all, very well sung. It's one of the highlights in his catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Bna Entertainment
  • UPC: 078636703824
  • Catalog Number: 67038
  • Sales rank: 55,415

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Chesney Primary Artist
John Jorgenson Electric Guitar
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Gary Prim Synthesizer, Piano
Chip Davis Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar
Melonie Cannon Background Vocals
Mark Casstevens Electric Guitar, Ukulele
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Tim Hensley Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Background Vocals
John Hobbs Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Gut String Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Steve Marshall Bass
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Randy McCormick Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Steve Nathan Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Dale Oliver Electric Guitar
Larry Paxton Bass
Michael Rhodes Bass
John Willis Electric Guitar
Sunny Russ Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Nick Hoffman Fiddle
Chris Kartevold Background Vocals
Wyatt Beard Piano, Background Vocals
Clayton Mitchell Electric Guitar
Sean Paddock Drums
Technical Credits
Kevin Beamish Engineer
Buddy Cannon Producer
Kenny Chesney Producer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Billy Sherrill Engineer
Norro Wilson Producer
Beth Lee Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    He makes music that everyone loves.

    Wonderful soothing get on your feet and dance music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I STILL LOVE KENNY!

    Talk about one hot cd and not to mention that the artist is so toaly hot,even if he is a married man on may 9th he got married and with everyone heareing the news on the 10th a week a go today , that he had got married to RENEE ZELLWEGER in secret i dos we where in total shock,yet in all of this iam so happy for him i will all ways will be one of his bigest fans.joanna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE KENNY!!

    This is one of the six cds I own of his. I love every song!!!! Kenny has the most amazing voice (and great arms!) I recommend this to everybody. He has made a city girl love country!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every song is good!

    I'm behind the times, and just picked up this CD today. I'm so glad that I did because every song is awesome. If you love happy, upbeat music then you'll love this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hottie

    no shoes, no shirt, no problem shows that in some places we can still be normal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen up young people!

    Loved the song "Lot of Things Different" I'm old enough to understand that; someday you will be too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT!!!

    I absolutely adore Kenny Chesney!! This had to be his best work yet! Kenny has it all! The body, the looks, the talent, and the drive! I encourage everyone who has a love for music, even if you're not a country fan, to go out and buy his cd. It will be worth your time. KENNY CHESNEY ROCKS!!!!! I love ya Kenny!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Your Awsome

    Kenny did so well on this cd...i love all the songs...he is the best...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kenny's New Album Is The Good Stuff

    ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' is Chesney's first studio album since ''Everywhere We Go'' came out in 1999. This album is his best vocal performance to date. You can tell by the songs he chose that his career as well as he has matured. He chose to cut very real very personal songs such as ''I Remember'' You can truly feel Kenny in this song. He also covered an old Springsteen song ''One Step Up'' about love and it falling apart. Chesney definitely does the song justice. He penned two songs on this album including ''I Can't Go There'' (which includes a short part by his buddy Tim McGraw) and ''Dreams''. And as Chesney says, ''Not every lyric has to change the world'' so he has a couple upbeat songs on the album like his first single, ''Young'' a song about rekindling your youth; ''Live Those Songs'' and the Buffett-like title track. There are nothing but great songs on this album. Chesney once again does not disappoint. This album debuted at #1 on the Pop Charts and if his tour keeps going as well as it is then don't be surprised if you hear ''Kenny Chesney'' called out for Entertainer of the Year at this years CMA's. Way to go Kenny!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY Ultimate Album

    this is one of the best albums i have and i will have it forever becasue i relate to so many of the songs. I saw him in concert and it was the most awsome concert ive ever been too. Buy this cd and u WILL NOT be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great new K.C.

    Kenny shows us that he can cover all the bases from uptempo & carefree to slow & sad.I bet at least half of the songs on this one get serious airplay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem is #1

    Kenny Chesney has definately done it again with his newest album. I love them all, but especially ''Young,'' ''Dreams,'' and ''Live Those Songs.'' Rock on, ''Big Star!'' ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kenny Chesney is pleasant enough....

    .... to listen to, and he has a good handle on how to interpret a song, but the rather bland material he works with on No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems doesn't do much to seperate him from the rest of Nashville's formula singers. Thankfully, he has Tim McGraw's star to give him some shine to work with. ''Never Gonna Feel That Way Again'' and ''The Good Stuff'' stand out on an album mostly spent trying to repeat what's already been done by Chesney on LP's past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The sad truth about No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

    I am very sorry to say that for the first time every there are songs on a Kenny Chesney album that I dislike so much I skip over them when listening to the cd. I have been a huge fan of Kenny's music for a long time and at one time I was rather good friends with him. That is why I am so sad that he has put out an album with as many flaws as this one. Kenny, you are a wonderful singer and a amazing guy, please just be yourself and stop tring to be someone eles. Kenny has more than enough talent to be a mega star in country music. Thats why it makes me so sad to see him ''sell-out'' to industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of His Best CD's Yet!!!

    It has a variety of songs on it. It ranges from ballads to country rock. It is one of his best CD's yet!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kenny's New Album is Awesome

    Kenny Chesney's new album ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' displays Kenny's great vocal ability and definitely gives fans what they want. As a possible contender for debuting at #1 on both the country and pop album charts, this album presents a variety of heart-felt and emotional songs that even some non-country fans would enjoy. It shows once again that Kenny Chesney is one of country's greatest artists. This album is definitely recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

    I purchased Kenny Chesney's CD the other day, since he has not had a CD out in almost three years or so, it was well worth the wait, because these are really 12 fantasic songs, this is a CD worth listening to over and over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kenny at his finest!

    Kenny's latest effort definitely shows how much he has grown as an artist. This album is packed with emotion. It has a good balance of feel good songs, and pull at your heart songs. I was blown away by the bonus track- a major tear jerker! Kenny and crew have done it again. This album is all that and then some!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Cd Kenny has put out!!!

    I really enjoy this cd especially because it mentions my home town on one of the tracks ''Fresno''.... If you haven't bought it.. u should..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOOHOO saw him live in concert in Massachusetts

    This cd is pretty good some good fast songs like no shirt no shoes makes you wanna take a vacation :) Young is a good tune to crank up when your out crusin' Good slow songs i remember and on the coast of somewhere beautiful i cant go there is depressing

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