Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)

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Be as You Are
(Songs from an Old Blue Chair)
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
RecordedJune 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
GenreCountry, Gulf and Western
ProducerBuddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney chronology
When the Sun Goes Down
Be as You Are
(Songs from an Old Blue Chair)

The Road and the Radio
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
About.com4/5 stars[2]
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
BBC Music(average)[4]
Blender4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[5]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[1]
People2/4 stars[6]
Plugged In(unfavorable)[7]
Robert Christgau(dud)[8]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[9]
Stylus MagazineB−[10]

Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair) is the eighth studio album by country music singer Kenny Chesney, released on January 25, 2005. The album debuted at number one album on the US Billboard 200 chart.

The album's opening track was originally recorded by Chesney on his When the Sun Goes Down album. This album was intended by Chesney to be a side project, and it produced no singles, although "Guitars and Tiki Bars" reached number 53 on the Hot Country Songs charts based on unsolicited airplay.

Track listing[edit]

1."Old Blue Chair"Kenny Chesney3:24
2."Be as You Are"Chesney, Dean Dillon4:19
3."Guitars and Tiki Bars"Chesney, Dillon, Mark Tamburino4:36
4."Island Boy"Chesney, Phil Vassar, Tamburino3:56
5."Somewhere in the Sun"Daryl Hobb, Tim Holly, Danny Tucker, Chesney4:45
6."Boston"Chesney, Tamburino4:16
7."Something Sexy About the Rain"Chesney, Skip Ewing5:24
8."French Kissing Life"Chesney4:02
9."Key Lime Pie"Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Chesney4:40
10."Sherry's Living in Paradise"Chesney, Clayton Mitchell3:20
12."Soul of a Sailor"Chesney, Dillon, Scotty Emerick4:14
13."Old Blue Chair" (ocean mix)Chesney3:31
Total length:55:07


As listed in liner notes[11]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
US Billboard 200 1
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ BBC Music review
  5. ^ Marino, Nick (2005-01-28). "Be as You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair Review". Entertainment Weekly: 85. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  6. ^ People review
  7. ^ Plugged In review Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review
  10. ^ Stylus Magazine review Archived June 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Be As You Are (Songs From an Old Blue Chair) (Media notes). Kenny Chesney. BNA Records. 2004. BNA82876-61530-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – Be as You Are". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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