The Road and the Radio

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Merriment and melancholy inform the well-crafted songs on what promises to be another Kenny Chesney juggernaut. Less nostalgic than 2004's When the Sun Goes Down, The Road and the Radio nonetheless finds Chesney striking a reflective pose in several songs, including the original title song, where he waxes rhapsodic about the traveling life, the comfort of friends, and the "clarity and inspiration" he seeks from music and mobility. In "Living in Fast Forward," snarling '80s arena rock guitars fuel the anxious, but not altogether critical, musings on the furious pace of being a "hillbilly rock star out of control," Chesney wailing it like he knows it. Memories of faux ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Merriment and melancholy inform the well-crafted songs on what promises to be another Kenny Chesney juggernaut. Less nostalgic than 2004's When the Sun Goes Down, The Road and the Radio nonetheless finds Chesney striking a reflective pose in several songs, including the original title song, where he waxes rhapsodic about the traveling life, the comfort of friends, and the "clarity and inspiration" he seeks from music and mobility. In "Living in Fast Forward," snarling '80s arena rock guitars fuel the anxious, but not altogether critical, musings on the furious pace of being a "hillbilly rock star out of control," Chesney wailing it like he knows it. Memories of faux rebellion and abiding, supportive values inform the reflections of "In a Small Town," a swirling, stomping ditty heavy on atmospherics supplied by congas and swelling accordion lines. Another highlight is the hard-driving, rock 'n' country track "Beer in Mexico," an upbeat, earnest query into the meaning of it all -- this life, that is -- that posits letting the answers come in time while popping another brew, anticipating enlightenment in due course. Tropicalia, Chesney's stock-in-trade in recent years, makes a suggestive appearance on the lilting beauty "Tequila Loves Me" a holdover from the When the Sun Goes Down sessions, its steel drums and evocative accordion fills framing Chesney's fine, slightly bluesy vocal. Infectious and oftimes thoughtful, The Road and the Radio is a big-time winner.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Road and the Radio arrives at the end of a busy 2005 for Kenny Chesney. As the year opened, he followed up his 2004 blockbuster When the Sun Goes Down with the mellow Be as You Are. A few months later, he married movie star Renee Zellweger, and four months after that, she filed for divorce. Two months after that, Chesney returned with The Road and the Radio, the big, splashy proper follow-up to When the Sun Goes Down. Given such a tight, hectic schedule, it shouldn't come as a great surprise that The Road and the Radio sounds rushed, as if Chesney didn't have the chance to properly decide the right course for this album. He certainly didn't have the chance to write much -- only two of the songs here bear his credit, compared to the all-original Be as You Are and When the Sun Goes Down, which had four original compositions. Since Chesney has always demonstrated a good ear for material, this isn't a great detriment; he picks good tunes here, highlighted by the wry, lazily rocking "Living in Fast Forward." But the haphazard nature of The Road and the Radio means not only does the record fail to gel, but that its rough edges are particularly noticeable. "Rough" isn't quite the right word, though, since one thing this album is not is rough: it's a smooth, polished, commercial effort, heavy on anthemic choruses and bright surfaces. In other words, this is the poppiest that Kenny Chesney has ever sounded, from how the atmospheric keyboards on the opening title cut recall U2 to how "Summertime" is driven by a gurgling talk box guitar. This in itself wouldn't be a big problem -- it's been a long time since Chesney has pretended to be straight country, and he's very good at country-pop -- but the problem with The Road and the Radio is that the songs just aren't very memorable. The record is surely pleasant, but apart from the aforementioned cuts, plus the easy-listening Springsteen/Mellencamp tribute "In a Small Town" and the party-hearty "Beer in Mexico," the songs themselves don't rise above background music. And while that's enough to make it an enjoyable enough listen, it's also enough to break the hot streak he began with 2002's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Bna Entertainment
  • UPC: 828767296029
  • Catalog Number: 72960

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Road and the Radio (5:08)
  2. 2 Living in Fast Forward (3:31)
  3. 3 Who You'd Be Today (4:14)
  4. 4 You Save Me (3:55)
  5. 5 Summertime (3:26)
  6. 6 In a Small Town (4:12)
  7. 7 Beer in Mexico (4:33)
  8. 8 Freedom (4:41)
  9. 9 Tequila Loves Me (4:07)
  10. 10 Somebody Take Me Home (3:31)
  11. 11 Like Me (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Chesney Primary Artist
John Jorgenson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Jeff Bailey Trumpet
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Chris Dunn Trombone
Kenny Greenberg Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Tim Hensley Banjo, Background Vocals
Steve Hinson Steel Guitar
John Hobbs Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Randy McCormick Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Steve Nathan Synthesizer
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Larry Paxton Bass
Michael Rhodes Bass
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar (Nylon String)
Wyatt Beard Piano, Background Vocals
Samuel B. Levine Tenor Saxophone
Samuel B. Levine Tenor Saxophone
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Radney Foster Composer
Derek Bason Engineer
Buddy Cannon Producer, Audio Production
Kenny Chesney Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
John McElroy Composer
Chris Rowe Engineer
Billy Sherrill Engineer
Craig Wiseman Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Brett James Composer
Randy Rogers Composer
Tony Castle Engineer
Bill Luther Composer
Aimee Mayo Composer
Steve McEwan Composer
Arnie Roman Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Troy Verges Composer
Cory Mayo Composer
Troy Jones Composer
Tom Douglas Composer
John Baldwin Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes you long for summer days, cold brews, and the one you love!

    My fave tracks are Who You'd Be Today, You Save Me, Summertime, and The Road and The Radio. The song that made me go right out and by this CD is "Who You'd Be Today". It is a song about losing someone young and wondering where they'd be in their life's journey had they not passed For those of us unlucky enough to have lost someone young, this song is of comfort because the words are words only known by those who know this pain. "Sunny days seem to hurt the most Wear the pain like a heavy coat I feel you everywhere I go See your smile, I see your face I hear you laughing in the rain Still can't believe your gone" It's a great song a la Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" I am now ordering a copy of this CD to send to my sister for mother's day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kenny rocks

    It is a great cd and the song "Who You'd Be Today" hits home for a lot of people. Many of the other songs are very laid back and fun. (A reason I love his music so much) Favorite song- You save me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of his best!!

    I heard this CD on Sirius Satellite Radio First Listen, and OH MY GOSH! It is sooo awesome! It has got to be one of his best albums ever! All of the songs are very beautiful and everything fits together perfectly. My favorite song off the CD is Where You'd Be Today, I nearly cry eveytime I hear it. Can't wait until it comes out and I can go buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YOUR GIFT IS BEYOND WORDS

    YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CD'S EVER. YOU HIT EVERY EMOTION FOR ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING MUSIC BECAUSE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL GIFT AND I APPRECIATE YOUR TALENT IT HAS HELPED ME THROUGH SOME REALLY AWFUL TIMES. SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL GIFT OF MUSIC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANOTHER HIT FOR KENNY!

    This cd is good just like all of his other cds kenny has done it againe.This cd is differnt than the others that he has done in the past but thats good like the cd songs from an old blue chair ,kenny has taken some songs that hit you in the hart one of the sons is who would you be today the song is about any one that was close to you that may have died to young and you may wonder what would they have been today if they did not die so young get this cd you will not be dissapointed.joanna.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Kenny!

    The only reason I like this CD is A) I like the song Who You'd Be Today B) It's Kenny Chesney!! Duh! You have to like Kenny if you like country music!

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