When The Sun Goes Down

Album Review of When The Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney.

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When The Sun Goes Down

Kenny Chesney

When The Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney

Release Date: Feb 3, 2004
Record label: BNA
Genre(s): Country

90 Music-Critic Score
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When The Sun Goes Down - Excellent, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 90
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90

Kenny Chesney's stardom snuck up quietly. He had a string of modest successes during the late '90s, but he never made crossover waves until 2002's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, when his steady touring and steady shift toward adult pop paid off with his first number one album, but that was nothing compared to the stunning first-week sales of its successor, When the Sun Goes Down, which also debuted at number one to the very healthy sales of over 550,000. Chesney had clearly filled a void, one left by the diminished presence of Garth Brooks -- a singer who blurred the lines between '70s mainstream pop/rock and contemporary country, a singer who made adult-oriented music about everyday things.

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