Hemingway's Whiskey
Album lyrics Kenny Chesney

Release date: September 2010

Hemingway's Whiskey is the fourteenth studio album by American country music recording artist Kenny Chesney. It was released on September 28, 2010 via BNA Records.

In an interview with The Boot, Chesney explained the title of the album, citing the influence of Guy Clark, saying "I was sitting in my truck and a friend had given me Guy's album, which had just come out. 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."

In a CMT blog, Chesney also commented saying that he wanted the album to be "something more " than it's predecessor, Lucky Old Sun: "I came to town to write songs, to make records, to create something that spoke about how I lived, and the people who I knew who were just like me and my friends lived."

The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 183,000 copies in its first week of release. The release is his sixth number one album, thus ranking him second among country acts with the most number one albums, only behind Garth Brooks. As of October 23, 2010, the album has sold 288,655 copies in the U.S.

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