Can Kenny go any higher?
There isn’t much Kenny Chesney hasn’t accomplished. When it comes to country music Kenny is pretty much at the top of every list for accomplishments. He’s had the biggest tours for a decade. He’s had numerous chart topping songs and his albums have been selling more copies than nearly all other artists since 2002.
So what doesn’t Kenny have?
Well for one thing Kenny has never had four number one singles released from the same album. That could all change with the release of the fourth single from Hemingway’s Whiskey You And Tequila. CMT broke the news first and now it’s our turn to check out the song.
Listen to You And Tequila by Kenny Chesney…
You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney
A nice surprise here. It’s a co-written track from Deana Carter and Strawberry Wine writer Matraca Berg. This track is a great tune and a duet with blues singer Grace Potter. I love, love songs that compare life to drinks. It’s just something weird that trips my trigger. One of the lyrics in the chorus is One is too much/One more is never enough in reference to tequila and one more night with someone that makes you crazy. It’s these dividing circumstances in life that make us all a little crazy. There are good and bad things that happen with just about any decision we make. That’s what life is about I think – taking the good and bad no matter what the decision is. I hope Deana keeps writing songs like this. She’s a great artist and we already knew she was a great songwriter.
There isn’t much more to say than those words right there.
It’s great to have a little bit of Deana Carter back in country music. She was such a unique star back in the ’90s. It’s good to have her music influence today’s country fans. The same goes for Matraca Berg – co-writer on Deana’s biggest track Strawberry Wine.
You And Tequila – it’s a simple country song lyric on the surface, but when you dive a little deeper into the meaning of the song you start to see the layers. There is pain. There is frustration. There is even embarrassment. But then there are those moments of absolute bliss and those are the moments that keep you going back no matter what the consequences are.
I think that’s what this song is about. It’s a great country song.
An early congratulations on your fourth number one in a row Mr. Chesney.