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Lucky Old Sun

Lucky Old Sun
Kenny Chesney
Released October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14)
Genre Country
Length 43:28
Label Blue Chair, BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney chronology

Super Hits
(2008)
Lucky Old Sun
(2008)
Greatest Hits II
(2009)
Singles from Lucky Old Sun
  1. "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
    Released: August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
  2. "Down the Road"
    Released: November 10, 2008 (2008-11-10)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (60/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 2/5 stars [3]
BBC Music (mixed) [4]
Billboard (favorable) [5]
The Boston Globe (positive) [6]
Entertainment Weekly B [7]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [8]
The New York Times (positive) [9]
PopMatters 6/10 stars [10]
Slant 1/5 stars [11]

Lucky Old Sun is the thirteenth studio album released by country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released on October 14, 2008 (see 2008 in country music) as the first release for Blue Chair Records, Chesney's personal division of the BNA Records label. The album has produced two singles in "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" (a Number One on the Billboard country charts) and "Down the Road", collaborations with The Wailers and Mac McAnally, respectively.

Content

The lead-off single, "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven", was released on August 11, 2008 and in October it became a Number One hit on the Billboard country charts. Following it was "Down the Road", a duet with Mac McAnally which was previously a single for McAnally himself from his 1990 album Simple Life. This rendition has also reached Number One.

Two of this album's songs were previously recorded by Willie Nelson: "Ten with a Two" was previously a single in 1990 from his album Born for Trouble, and "I'm Alive" from his album Moment of Forever. "That Lucky Old Sun", recorded here as a duet with Nelson, is a cover of the 1949 pop standard made famous by Frankie Laine.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I'm Alive" (duet with Dave Matthews)Kenny Chesney, Dean Dillon, Mark Tamburino 3:19
2. "Way Down Here"  Chesney, Casey Beathard, Tony Martin 5:52
3. "Boats"  Chesney, Dillon, Scotty Emerick 4:36
4. "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" (featuring The Wailers)Jim Collins, Marty Dodson 4:13
5. "Down the Road" (duet with Mac McAnally)Mac McAnally 2:58
6. "Spirit of a Storm"  Chesney, Brett James 3:36
7. "Ten with a Two"  Jack Mack, Bill Nosworthy, Bo Roberts, Mack Vickery 3:11
8. "The Life"  Beathard, James T. Slater 4:27
9. "Key's in the Conch Shell"  Aaron Barker, Dillon, Emerick, Tom Gross 4:11
10. "Nowhere to Go, Nowhere to Be"  Chesney 3:41
11. "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)" (duet with Willie Nelson)Beasley Smith, Haven Gillespie 4:15
Total length:
43:28

Personnel

As listed in liner notes[12]

Chart performance

Album

Lucky Old Sun debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200. It was also his fifth consecutive album to top the U.S. Top Country Albums chart. On July 2009 the album sold 720,000 copies in USA.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums Charts[13] 108
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1
Canadian Albums Chart 10

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2008 "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
(featuring The Wailers)
1 41 49
"Down the Road" (featuring Mac McAnally) 1 47 57
Preceded by
Paper Trail by T.I.
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
November 1, 2008
Succeeded by
Black Ice by AC/DC
Preceded by
Greatest Hits 3 by Tim McGraw
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 1, 2008 – November 8, 2008
Succeeded by
That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy by Toby Keith

Certifications

References

External links

  • Metacritic
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