The Road and the Radio

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The Road and the Radio
Studio album by Kenny Chesney
Released November 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
Recorded 2005 at Emerald Entertainment Studios & Westwood Sound Studios
Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 40:43
Label BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Norro Wilson
Kenny Chesney chronology
Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)
(2005)
The Road and the Radio
(2005)
Live: Live Those Songs Again
(2006)
Singles from The Road and the Radio
  1. "Who You'd Be Today"
    Released: September 12, 2005
  2. "Living in Fast Forward"
    Released: January 9, 2006
  3. "Summertime"
    Released: April 11, 2006
  4. "You Save Me"
    Released: August 14, 2006
  5. "Beer in Mexico"
    Released: January 8, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (57/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (unfavorable)[4]
Billboard (positive)[1]
Blender 2/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[5]
E! Online B−[1]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[1]
Stylus Magazine C−[7]

The Road and the Radio is the eleventh studio album by country music artist Kenny Chesney, released on November 8, 2005. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 on November 26, 2005.

The tracks "Who You'd Be Today", "Living in Fast Forward", "Summertime", "You Save Me", and "Beer in Mexico" were all released as singles between 2005 and 2007. Respectively, these songs peaked at number 2, number 1, number 1, number 3, and number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Road and the Radio"   Kenny Chesney, Casey Beathard 5:11
2. "Living in Fast Forward"   David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford 3:34
3. "Who You'd Be Today"   Bill Luther, Aimee Mayo 4:16
4. "You Save Me"   Brett James, Troy Verges 3:58
5. "Summertime"   Craig Wiseman, Steve McEwan 3:29
6. "In a Small Town"   Jon McElroy, Cory Mayo 4:15
7. "Beer in Mexico"   Chesney 4:36
8. "Freedom"   Tom Douglas, Luther 4:41
9. "Tequila Loves Me"   McElroy, Arnie Roman 4:09
10. "Somebody Take Me Home"   Radney Foster, Randy Rogers 3:35
11. "Like Me"   Troy Jones 5:15
Total length:
40:43

Personnel[8][edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US US
Pop
2005 "Who You'd Be Today" 2 37 61 * US: Gold[9]
2006 "Living in Fast Forward" 1 48
"Summertime" 1 34 51 * US: Platinum[10]
"You Save Me" 3 41 75 * US: Gold[11]
2007 "Beer in Mexico" 1 61 * US: Gold[12]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[13] 3× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Critic Reviews for The Road And The Radio". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Webb, Jennifer. "Kenny Chesney - The Road and the Radio". About.com. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Road and the Radio - Kenny Chesney". Allmusic. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Keogh, Sue. "Review of Kenny Chesney - The Road and the Radio". BBC Music. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Randy (December 16, 2005). "Kenny Chesney 'THE ROAD AND THE RADIO'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Randy (November 9, 2005). "After the storm, Chesney sings". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Easton, Anthony (November 16, 2005). "Kenny Chesney - The Road and the Radio - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ The Road and the Radio (Media notes). Kenny Chesney. BNA Records. 2005. BNA82876-72960-2. 
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Who You%27d Be Today". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Summertime". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – You Save Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – Beer in Mexico". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – The Road and the Radio". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hypnotize by System of a Down
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 20, 2005 - November 26, 2005
Succeeded by
Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
Preceded by
Timeless by Martina McBride
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 26 - December 2, 2005
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 10–16, 2005
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood