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(NJ.com)   "An otherwise thrilling performance was marred by greed - an onslaught of advertisements hawking the "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" singer's brand of Blue Chair Bay rum, furthering his descent into Jimmy Buffett beach-bum portfolio diversification"   (nj.com) divider line
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2022-08-15 8:45:03 AM  
Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.
 
2022-08-15 8:54:20 AM  
Not as bad as R.E.M.'s blatant promotion of this
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2022-08-15 8:56:20 AM  
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2022-08-15 8:56:55 AM  
Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.
 
2022-08-15 8:57:57 AM  
Is that headline having an aneurysm?
 
2022-08-15 8:58:56 AM  
The author doesn't spend much time in the Nashville Pop area, huh?

/ Goo Goo Clusters
// Soooo Good
 
2022-08-15 9:00:11 AM  
bottles of BCB Mango Cream

Oh god no
 
2022-08-15 9:19:12 AM  
Now I got to give a shout out to Seagrams Gin.
Cause I drink it, and they payin' me for it.
 
2022-08-15 9:20:42 AM  
I remember being a lifelong fan of J. Buffett. Songs You Know By Heart and all that. Finally got to see him in a big open air shindig. Got pissed and left early. It was the most blatant swindle I ever seen. He was way more interested in soaking his fans for every dime he could get than with actually playing. God it was horrible.
 
2022-08-15 9:31:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.


It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.
 
2022-08-15 9:44:39 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.


No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.
 
2022-08-15 9:49:30 AM  

Geoff Peterson: I remember being a lifelong fan of J. Buffett. Songs You Know By Heart and all that. Finally got to see him in a big open air shindig. Got pissed and left early. It was the most blatant swindle I ever seen. He was way more interested in soaking his fans for every dime he could get than with actually playing. God it was horrible.


Having seen Jimmy in all sorts of setups from Club to Arena, I'll tell you the Marketing side of the enterprise got amped up in the late 80s. Prior to that, he was content with just throwing a big beach party. These days, the band just goes through the motions and you are just as well off watching it on a stream. 

It's sad.
 
2022-08-15 9:50:48 AM  
Sir Mashalot: Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup
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Modern country is just 1990s pop music with a steel guitar and a hick voice, with the same lyrics in every damn song.
 
2022-08-15 9:53:16 AM  

WilderKWight: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FY8SwIvxj8o]

Modern country is just 1990s pop music with a steel guitar and a hick voice, with the same lyrics in every damn song.


This is why the Outlaw and Americana movements started.
 
2022-08-15 9:58:12 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.


And we're done. Besides, who doesn't expect to sit through ads these days, even at a live performance?
 
2022-08-15 9:59:55 AM  

Iowan73: Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.

It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.


Pop music was never THAT bad.
 
2022-08-15 10:04:46 AM  

mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.


Do guys actually drink it? I thought it - all flavored runs really - were exclusively intended for getting women White Girl Drunk.
 
2022-08-15 10:06:00 AM  

Another Government Employee: WilderKWight: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FY8SwIvxj8o]

Modern country is just 1990s pop music with a steel guitar and a hick voice, with the same lyrics in every damn song.

This is why the Outlaw and Americana movements started.


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2022-08-15 10:06:29 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.


You're not helping.
 
2022-08-15 10:07:20 AM  

edmo: Iowan73: Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.

It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.

Pop music was never THAT bad.


Pop music had smarter listeners.
 
2022-08-15 10:11:02 AM  
The first indication that something was wrong was when you found yourself at a bro country concert with 20,000 other terrorists.
 
2022-08-15 10:15:06 AM  

edmo: Iowan73: Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.

It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.

Pop music was never THAT bad.


Oh yes it was. In the post-Disney Channel/Nickelodeon era, every pop song started to sound like that crap. The "Millennial Whoop" was a thing for a reason. All Chesney and most other modern country performers (I hesitate to call them "artists") ever did was take Disney Channel 1990s pop music, twang it up a bit, and make references to blue jeans, country roads, alcohol, and pickup truck... Thus making already-terrible pop music worse.

I can deal with old Tennessee Williams, Roy Clark, Willy Nelson, Dolly Parton, etc.-- What they did was take the blues, suck the soul out of it and replace it with country folkiness, and write songs about things like love, jealousy, good old days, and feeling alone, with a heavy emphasis on guitar talent and heartfelt singing. What modern country does is almost the opposite of that: Over-produced, commercialized, mundane, by-the-numbers music with inane "party y'all" lyrics that would make Hillary Duff's songwriters blush.

Modern country songs are like most modern rednecks: Every one is just a carbon copy of the last one you saw. Originality is shunned. Familiarity is embraced and revered.
 
2022-08-15 10:15:17 AM  
I can't speak for his Gene Simmons business model. My father-in-law knows Kenny's dad.  Any time Kenny comes to town there is a friends gathering.  Meeting him a few times, he's always been grateful and nice. All though, damn he is short. Never realized it till I met him the first time.
 
2022-08-15 10:20:10 AM  

WilderKWight: edmo: Iowan73: Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.

It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.

Pop music was never THAT bad.

Oh yes it was. In the post-Disney Channel/Nickelodeon era, every pop song started to sound like that crap. The "Millennial Whoop" was a thing for a reason. All Chesney and most other modern country performers (I hesitate to call them "artists") ever did was take Disney Channel 1990s pop music, twang it up a bit, and make references to blue jeans, country roads, alcohol, and pickup truck... Thus making already-terrible pop music worse.

I can deal with old Tennessee Williams, Roy Clark, Willy Nelson, Dolly Parton, etc.-- What they did was take the blues, suck the soul out of it and replace it with country folkiness, and write songs about things like love, jealousy, good old days, and feeling alone, with a heavy emphasis on guitar talent and heartfelt singing. What modern country does is almost the opposite of that: Over-produced, commercialized, mundane, by-the-numbers music with inane "party y'all" lyrics that would make Hillary Duff's songwriters blush.

Modern country songs are like most modern rednecks: Every one is just a carbon copy of the last one you saw. Originality is shunned. Familiarity is embraced and revered.


Even I enjoy older country albums, and I f*cking despise modern country with the heat of a thousand suns.

It's like the difference between a well-built, handmade guitar designed to last for several lifetimes and a plastic kids toy guitar that breaks on the first use.
 
2022-08-15 10:22:07 AM  

mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.


Tourists definitely do and It's in several bars in STT/STJ. I tried it when they were giving it away for free. It's just not worth paying for.
 
2022-08-15 10:24:04 AM  

mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.


"Flavored" alcohol is the mark of the Beast.  It gives your soul cancer.

Except for you, ghost pepper tequila.  You're cool.
 
2022-08-15 10:32:53 AM  

gilgigamesh: mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.

"Flavored" alcohol is the mark of the Beast.  It gives your soul cancer.

Except for you, ghost pepper tequila.  You're cool.


Gin would like a word.
 
2022-08-15 11:15:05 AM  

Another Government Employee: Geoff Peterson: I remember being a lifelong fan of J. Buffett. Songs You Know By Heart and all that. Finally got to see him in a big open air shindig. Got pissed and left early. It was the most blatant swindle I ever seen. He was way more interested in soaking his fans for every dime he could get than with actually playing. God it was horrible.

Having seen Jimmy in all sorts of setups from Club to Arena, I'll tell you the Marketing side of the enterprise got amped up in the late 80s. Prior to that, he was content with just throwing a big beach party. These days, the band just goes through the motions and you are just as well off watching it on a stream. 

It's sad.


That's because a Jimmy Buffett concert is no longer about Jimmy. It's about the fans. Buffett has made a fortune selling the concept of beach life to middle-aged Caucasians in places like Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis, and those people want to hear the same 18-20 songs they've always heard.

If Jimmy and Mac McAnally sat down on stools and played 2 hours of classic country, folk, and showtunes- which they'd be more than capable of doing- the crowd would riot. The people want to drink a Land Shark Lager, pour Margaritaville tequila into their Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, and someday retire to a Margaritaville retirement community. But first, they want to hear "One Particular Harbor".
 
2022-08-15 11:16:33 AM  
On May 9, 2005, Chesney married actress Renée Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John. They had met in January at a tsunami relief event. On September 15 of that same year, after only four months of marriage, they announced their plans for an annulment. Zellweger cited fraud as the reason in the related papers, and after media scrutiny of her use of the word "fraud," she qualified the use of the term, stating that it was "simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny's character."
 
2022-08-15 11:17:06 AM  

gilgigamesh: mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.

"Flavored" alcohol is the mark of the Beast.  It gives your soul cancer.

Except for you, ghost pepper tequila.  You're cool.


If it's alcohol that's actually infused with real fruit or spices, (like vodka with real orange peel in it) that is also acceptable.  "Artificial flavoring" is not.
 
2022-08-15 11:17:22 AM  

Geoff Peterson: I remember being a lifelong fan of J. Buffett. Songs You Know By Heart and all that. Finally got to see him in a big open air shindig. Got pissed and left early. It was the most blatant swindle I ever seen. He was way more interested in soaking his fans for every dime he could get than with actually playing. God it was horrible.


My father goes at least once a year. No issues with the music but the whole thing is a bit much.
 
2022-08-15 11:18:42 AM  
These guys don't make money from the tour itself. The promoters and venue get most of that. The only way these artists are making money is selling t-shirts and other over priced gear. This includes the big names in the business. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make these shows happen and like it or not, this is what live entertainment has turned into.
 
2022-08-15 11:21:15 AM  

kermit the forg: gilgigamesh: mrmaster: Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.

No. It's made for mixing and not worth the premium charged for it. If one insists on flavored rums get Cruzan.

"Flavored" alcohol is the mark of the Beast.  It gives your soul cancer.

Except for you, ghost pepper tequila.  You're cool.

If it's alcohol that's actually infused with real fruit or spices, (like vodka with real orange peel in it) that is also acceptable.  "Artificial flavoring" is not.


Yes. I should have clarified.
 
2022-08-15 11:24:15 AM  

gyruss: edmo: Iowan73: Pocket Ninja: Kenny Chesney is the walking embodiment of everything that's been wrong with country music for decades, and his fans deserve everything they get.

It's mindless, paint-by-numbers pop music, with some pickup truck references thrown in.

Pop music was never THAT bad.

Pop music had smarter listeners.


You're talking about pop music? Wouldn't you rather talk about pop muzik?

M-Pop Muzik Original Video clip
Youtube iEfFOd8TDZA
 
2022-08-15 11:24:35 AM  

tsjonesosu: These guys don't make money from the tour itself. The promoters and venue get most of that. The only way these artists are making money is selling t-shirts and other over priced gear. This includes the big names in the business. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make these shows happen and like it or not, this is what live entertainment has turned into.


Nonsense. Sure, selling merchandise is a big part of the economics of live music, and always has been. But the kind of nonstop product placement the article describes is unique to Kenny Chesney. I've never been to a show that is a nonstop ad for the artist's product tie-ins, and I would walk out if I was ever unfortunate enough to wind up in one somehow.
 
2022-08-15 11:25:13 AM  

tsjonesosu: These guys don't make money from the tour itself. The promoters and venue get most of that. The only way these artists are making money is selling t-shirts and other over priced gear. This includes the big names in the business. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make these shows happen and like it or not, this is what live entertainment has turned into.

Small

bands make no money from touring. Most of them take on debt and are lucky to break even.

Kenny Chesney probably takes home at least several hundred thousand bucks each night.
 
2022-08-15 11:31:20 AM  

tsjonesosu: These guys don't make money from the tour itself. The promoters and venue get most of that. The only way these artists are making money is selling t-shirts and other over priced gear. This includes the big names in the business. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make these shows happen and like it or not, this is what live entertainment has turned into.


If your concert-going experiences are limited to massive arena tours, then yes. That is largely what passes for entertainment.
 
2022-08-15 12:15:46 PM  
I don't have a problem with pop country in general. Some of it is actually catchy and you can tap your toe to it.

I utterly loathe Kenny Chesney fans. I rarely use this term, but they're white trash. Every year he has a concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and every year it's like someone set off a massive truck bomb with garbage and the debris covers a square kilometer radius. The people are uncouth misogynists and racists in the middle of an urban neighborhood. Goddamned nightmare.
 
2022-08-15 12:20:34 PM  

tsjonesosu: These guys don't make money from the tour itself. The promoters and venue get most of that. The only way these artists are making money is selling t-shirts and other over priced gear. This includes the big names in the business. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make these shows happen and like it or not, this is what live entertainment has turned into.


That sounds... not true.
 
2022-08-15 12:22:15 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I don't have a problem with pop country in general. Some of it is actually catchy and you can tap your toe to it.

I utterly loathe Kenny Chesney fans. I rarely use this term, but they're white trash. Every year he has a concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and every year it's like someone set off a massive truck bomb with garbage and the debris covers a square kilometer radius. The people are uncouth misogynists and racists in the middle of an urban neighborhood. Goddamned nightmare.


See there's your problem, you use the metric system. You wouldn't understand those fans.
 
2022-08-15 12:41:01 PM  
There are few things I'm really snobbish about, but music is one of them. I understand that not everything is meant for me to listen to and that other people enjoy different styles/genres/artists, but my god...contemporary country music really is a giant pile of diarrhea. I live in North Carolina, so there are about 900 country stations on the radio, and I guarantee that if you tune in to one, you'll hear the same damn song on every channel you tune into after that. Oh, the artist singing is different, but the melody is damn near the same, as are the lyrics. It's all about drinking, pick-up trucks, hunting dogs, your best girl, someone's mama, and Jesus. It's pop music with banjos, an occasional fiddle, and maybe a steel guitar.

Not to mention, current country music has been almost entirely coopted by the MAGAt brigade, so you can't even listen to the songs anymore without picturing some obese moron with a Trump hat and Confederate flag.

I will concede that the only current artists I've heard that are actually worth listening to are Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, but I hesitate to really call any of them "country." I'll stick with Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris, just to name a few.
 
2022-08-15 12:44:31 PM  
It's almost as if concerts are a commercial enterprise designed to enrich the performer.
 
2022-08-15 12:46:01 PM  

Trik: On May 9, 2005, Chesney married actress Renée Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John. They had met in January at a tsunami relief event. On September 15 of that same year, after only four months of marriage, they announced their plans for an annulment. Zellweger cited fraud as the reason in the related papers, and after media scrutiny of her use of the word "fraud," she qualified the use of the term, stating that it was "simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny's character."


and no press photos or rumors of him being with any other female love interests since then... but he is often seen in the Caribbean 'hanging out' with his buddies doing manly, tropical things on boats with alcohol...

he's probably a big part of the reasons that conservatives are so worried about masculinity and being 'manly'.
 
2022-08-15 12:47:26 PM  

Coco LaFemme: There are few things I'm really snobbish about, but music is one of them. I understand that not everything is meant for me to listen to and that other people enjoy different styles/genres/artists, but my god...contemporary country music really is a giant pile of diarrhea. I live in North Carolina, so there are about 900 country stations on the radio, and I guarantee that if you tune in to one, you'll hear the same damn song on every channel you tune into after that. Oh, the artist singing is different, but the melody is damn near the same, as are the lyrics. It's all about drinking, pick-up trucks, hunting dogs, your best girl, someone's mama, and Jesus. It's pop music with banjos, an occasional fiddle, and maybe a steel guitar.

Not to mention, current country music has been almost entirely coopted by the MAGAt brigade, so you can't even listen to the songs anymore without picturing some obese moron with a Trump hat and Confederate flag.

I will concede that the only current artists I've heard that are actually worth listening to are Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, but I hesitate to really call any of them "country." I'll stick with Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris, just to name a few.


turtles all the way down. !
 
2022-08-15 12:56:11 PM  

Coco LaFemme: There are few things I'm really snobbish about, but music is one of them. I understand that not everything is meant for me to listen to and that other people enjoy different styles/genres/artists, but my god...contemporary country music really is a giant pile of diarrhea. I live in North Carolina, so there are about 900 country stations on the radio, and I guarantee that if you tune in to one, you'll hear the same damn song on every channel you tune into after that. Oh, the artist singing is different, but the melody is damn near the same, as are the lyrics. It's all about drinking, pick-up trucks, hunting dogs, your best girl, someone's mama, and Jesus. It's pop music with banjos, an occasional fiddle, and maybe a steel guitar.

Not to mention, current country music has been almost entirely coopted by the MAGAt brigade, so you can't even listen to the songs anymore without picturing some obese moron with a Trump hat and Confederate flag.

I will concede that the only current artists I've heard that are actually worth listening to are Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, but I hesitate to really call any of them "country." I'll stick with Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris, just to name a few.


Emmylou + Mark Knopfler FTW. 'All the Roadrunning' is an amazing album.

I've also been pleased with Allison Krause and Robert Plant's collaborations.
 
2022-08-15 1:12:24 PM  
Bo Burnham's Country Song | Netflix Is A Joke
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2022-08-15 1:51:43 PM  
Sugarfoot Rag
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The only "country" music I will listen to. Guitsteel with Hendrix licks!
 
2022-08-15 3:45:25 PM  
"Otherwise thrilling..."

GTFO, cornball. If Kenny Chesney is thrilling to you, I'd also assume you think mayonnaise is too spicy.
 
2022-08-16 2:03:15 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: Is the rum any good?  I could forgive him if his rum is so tasty that he just couldn't help but plug it.  That said, Dwayne Johnson's Teremana tequila ranks with the best tequila's I've ever had. I put it third place right below Don Julio 1942.


Have some Fortaleza.
 
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