Keg in the Closet

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"Keg in the Closet"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album When the Sun Goes Down
Released May 9, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label BNA
Writer(s) Kenny Chesney, Brett James
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"Anything but Mine"
"Keg in the Closet"
"Who You'd Be Today"

"Keg in the Closet" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in May 2005 as the sixth and final single from his album When the Sun Goes Down. It peaked at number 6 on the country charts in mid-2005. Chesney wrote the song with Brett James.


"Keg in the Closet" was written by Kenny Chesney and Brett James, who also wrote the title track to When the Sun Goes Down. The song recalls various details of college life in the late 1980s, including a beer keg which was hidden in the closet at Chesney's fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.


Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a negative rating. He said that Chesney "only seems to record two types of songs – drinking anthems, and nostalgic longings for the days of youth." He goes on to say that this song is both a drinking anthem and a nostalgic longing. He sums up his review by saying that this song "is basically “Young” all over again." [1]

Chart positions[edit]

The song debuted at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week ending May 7, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 64

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 43


  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2005-05-21). "Kenny Chesney - "Keg in the Closet"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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