Guy Clark’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey”

posted June 24th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

by Josh Martn

The name of Kenny Chesney’s new studio album, coming in September, is taken from the Guy Clark song “Hemingway’s Whiskey”:

“I was sitting in my truck and a friend had given me Guy’s album, which had just come out,” says Chesney. “It’s a song that talks about living life to its fullest, being a man about your responsibilities and not compromising. As soon as I heard it, I knew I had to cut it — and call the album that — because it says everything about the way you live your life, and what life can be if you refuse to buy into limits, which, as someone who’s read all his books, is everything Hemingway’s novels revolved around.”

Though Kenny will give the song his own flavor, take a listen to the single as sung by Guy Clark:

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  • Thomas

    Wow! This is going to be a fantastic Kenny song!!

  • nuclearjim

    Morons. Hemmingway’s Whiskey refers to the act of suicide by Papa, not what he liked to drink. For crying out load, don’t Amercians THINK anymore or is Pop crap all about silly a–ed lyrics that mean nothing?


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