Greatest Hits II [Bonus Tracks]

Greatest Hits II [Bonus Tracks]

by Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney had his first Greatest Hits at the dawn of the millennium, just as he was turning into the biggest country star in the U.S. He wound up dominating much of the decade with his easy, breezy Caribbean country, equal parts heartland rock and Jimmy Buffett beach music, and that domination is summarized on 2009's Greatest Hits II, a 15-track collection that contains only one new song in the opening "Out Last Night," an amiable day-after shuffle that doesn't rock like "Beer in Mexico" but is livelier than most cuts on the two albums that preceded this comp. Chesney's records from the last stretch of the decade were so suited for a lazy afternoon that they sometimes could border on listless, but this collection does a good job of disguising that sweet dullness, concentrating on the songs that made him a superstar: "Living in Fast Forward," "There Goes My Life," "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," and his duet with Uncle Kracker, "When the Sun Goes Down." Some of his full albums were rewarding in their own right, but none of them quite captures all of his easy charms like this fine hits collection. [The album was reissued in early 2010 with the addition of two previously unreleased tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2010
Label: Bna Entertainment
UPC: 0886976555528
catalogNumber: 765555
Rank: 6865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Chesney   Primary Artist
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
John Hobbs   Wurlitzer
Randy McCormick   Hammond B3
Larry Paxton   Bass
Scott Vestal   Bass
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Beckett   Drums
Wyatt Beard   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ronnie Bowman   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Kenny Chesney   Composer,Producer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Mac McAnally   Composer
Norro Wilson   Producer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
David Lee Murphy   Composer
Naoise Sheridan   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Jim Collins   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Steve McEwan   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Uncle Kracker   Duet
Mark Tamburino   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Judy Forde-Blair   Creative Producer
Scooter Carusoe   Composer

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Greatest Hits II 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
nightoutxx More than 1 year ago
Kenny Chesney proves he is a legitmate country superstar in Greatest Hits Vol. 2. It may not be the lazy beach afternoon anthems of his past two albums but it is a collection of the songs that EVERYONE and their mother who listens to country know. To be honest with you I enjoyed his other more obsure songs (think Me and You) over some of these "monster" hits. Songs like "The Good Stuff" manage to find their way onto this disc, yet "Big Star" doesn't. Kenny should stop with the Live albums and the Greatest Hits compliations and set out to do another CD where every track makes me wanna go see him in concert (for the sixith time). Over all a good listen to in the car or at a party. Nothing groundbreaking though.
Dee39 More than 1 year ago
Funloving laid back music, great for a summer barbeque or boating on the lake.
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My only regret is that "Better as a Memory" was not included. Otherwise, a wonderful CD that I can play around my children without reservation. His voice is gentle and his lyrics are captivating.