Kenny Chesney is known for his ability to kick back almost as hard as the eight-time Entertainer of the Year works. In that mode, he’s traveled the world, sailed the seas and drunk more than his share of frosty beverages in remote locations.
With Cosmic Hallelujah, Chesney captured that ethos with “Bar At The End of the World,” a sweeping mid-tempo song about the kind of laidback place where “the house drink is a beautiful thing called Make Me Disappear.” An artist who’s always sought to bring the fans along, the East Tennessean now seeks to pull real life into his song.
“I go to some very soulful, awesome places with my friends, where I make friends – and where, yes, I get to disappear,” Chesney marvels. “And knowing the No Shoes Nation, it always felt like I should take them along when I’m hanging out. So with ‘Bar At The End of the World’ on this album, it felt like the perfect excuse to do a series on No Shoes Radio, highlighting these incredible bars where people come together to kick back, hang out, laugh and love life.”
Eleven made the first wave – and they’re going to be rolling in again throughout the summer. Mexico, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Daytona, Delray Beach, Maine, Key West and beyond, these are bars with that special magic. Starting at noon on Mondays, there’s a daily chance to escape into these refuges of the soul at different times each day.
“I go to some very soulful, awesome places with my friends, where I make friends – and where, yes, I get to disappear.”
“When you find one of those places where time melts and you find friends, whether you’ve met them or not,” Chesney explains. “That’s what all these bars at the end of the world have in common: this instant familiar, instant fun, instant chill factor. I’ve been lucky enough to sample some of the very best places, now you can come along, too.”
Kicking the series off at the FloraBama, there on the Florida/Alabama line, No Shoes Radio gets right into the thick of the music, the madness, the people and the vibe. Soak up the atmosphere and Hawaiian feel at Mama’s Fish House in Maui and the history in Kenny’s shoes at Sloppy Joes in Key West. Get personal with Sammy Hagar at Cabo Wabo in Mexico and local at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray Beach, Florida. Feel the boardwalk and glory of the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey and get intimate at Allison’s Restaurant in Maine. Wherever the wind blows, No Shoes Radio will take you there for an hour of good music, good cheer and a vacation without leaving your radio.
Headlining Myrtle Beach, S.C.’s Carolina Country Fest on June 10th and Columbus, Ohio’s Buckeye Country Superfest June 11th, Chesney is spending 2017 lying low. With the SiriusXM world-premiered video for the Cosmic Hallelujah album track “Rich & Miserable,” this series on No Shoes Radio and the brand new “All The Pretty Girls,” the man The Los Angeles Times called, “The People’s Superstar” keeps making music and breaking ground.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.