June 2, 2007
Kenny Chesney, “Never Wanted Nothing More”
Chesney previews his upcoming studio album with a surprisingly twangy single, all plucky banjos and the like. At first it seems it’s going to be another one of his nostalgia singles, but instead it develops into a life story of a man who never wants for more than what he has, whether it’s a rusty pickup as a teenager, the woman he marries for life or in the final verse, a life devoted to God.
I’m disappointed that “The Road and the Radio” never got its shot as a single, but I can’t complain after hearing “Never Wanted Nothing More.” It’s a promising first look at what will certainly be one of the year’s biggest albums.
Listen: Never Wanted Nothing More