Sello: BNA RECORDS LABEL
It's no surprise that Kenny Chesney, the unabashed king of chill, takes a relaxed approach to Hemingway's Whiskey. His decision to cut his last tour short in favor of recording has spilled over into his grooves. Many of the album's songs are about escaping and unwinding -- spiritually ("Live a Little [Love a Lot]," "Coastal"), mentally ("Reality") and chemically ("You and Tequila"). Highlights abound, from the feel-good rocker "Live a Little" to the George Jones remake/duet "Small Y'all" and the nostalgic "Where I Grew Up."