That Moment When Kenny Chesney Cuts “El Cerrito Place.”
So yesteday, Country Superstar Kenny Chesney released his 13th studio album with Sony Nashville. The new record, appropriately named “Welcome to the Fishbowl” is pretty typical Kenny, a series of songs about his bittersweet free and easy way of life, with a touch of tropical ambiance.
The album is overall pretty good, sure to keep the Chesney fans at bay, the only seeming drawback being that it’s holds a somewhat redundant darker tone than those before. While the Fishbowl does have one or two flashy up-beaters and a few fun little tunes, the common themes running rampant seem to be an overall solitude, emptiness, and wanderlust. A passerby may come to feel as if the 40 something beach bum might actually have hit an emotional wall; this shown ever prevalent in the song, “El Cerrito Place.”
If you’re a follower of this fairly new blog you’ll notice that we’ve already shared about this song because we love it so much, and were pleasantly surprised when we found out Kenny would be making this track his own. And while we feel he doesn’t give the song 100 percent the justice that Texas singer/songwriter Charlie Robison did when it was initially released nearly a decade ago, we think it’s extremely fitting for Chesney. And maybe even a single?
Here’s the original: