Album Review | COUNTRY
Kenny Chesney, ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’
Contemporary country is the most formulaic of pop music, and as his latest record confirms (again), Kenny Chesney has honed his formula to a burnished, branded sheen. There’s the “sun and the sand and the drink in your hand” entry (this iteration, “Time Flies,” positing the islands as therapy). There are celebrations of good-timing (“Feel Like a Rock Star,” a duet with Tim McGraw, doubtless included in anticipation of their co-headlining summer tour and as hooky and hackneyed as McGraw’s own “Southern Voice”).