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Kenny Chesney, ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ (Feat. Tim McGraw) – Song Review

Like a Rock Star
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Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw didn’t need help selling tickets for the Brothers of the Sun Tour, but whatever seats were still available may have just been scooped up by fans anxious to see the two country superstars sing ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ together this summer. The rest of America will have to settle for the radio edit, which is vintage Kenny Chesney.

The singer hasn’t rocked out this hard since 2006′s ‘Living in Fast Forward,’ but a better comparison would be hits like ‘Young’ and ‘Big Star,’ both from the 2002 album ‘No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.’ Many of Chesney’s singles since then have been quieter, more reflective and emotional. ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ is a loud and shameless good time.

Do you smoke do you drink do you yell out Hank / Do you fold it in your pocket to you lock it in the bank / Do you jack it up or drop it down to the ground / With the juice in the Goose or the Coke in the Crown,” Chesney sings during the first verse. McGraw sings the second, before the two come together later in the song.

Whatever makes you feel like a rock star / Yeah you can kick it back chill or you can rock hard / You busted your butt all week / And now it’s your time to be / Whatever you wanna be / You can dress to kill / You can shoot to thrill / Try to seal the deal / Whatever makes you feel like a rock star.

Rodney Clawson helped write this summer anthem, which is the lead single from ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl,’ in stores June 19. The album is available for pre-order, which will score you the single instantly at iTunes. Chesney created some powerful, insightful music and strikingly beautiful melodies on previous albums like ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ and ‘Lucky Old Sun.’ ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’ is a welcome change of pace. It’s a song that doesn’t think too hard, which is what feeling like a rock star after a long work week is all about.

4.5 Stars
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