The Big Revival
Label: Blue Chair Records, LLC / Columbia Nashville
You can take the singer off the road, but you can't keep him out of the sandbox. Chesney's 15th album is filled with the kind of laid-back, fun-in-the-sun tunes that have become synonymous with the Tennessee native. Just take single "American Kids," an acoustic-based, anthemic sing-along in which he waxes nostalgic about better times. Meanwhile, Grace Potter's airy vocals add the perfect touch to "Wild Child," a surprisingly delicate ode to a free spirit. Other highlights include heartland rocker "Rock Bottom," party anthem "Til It's Gone" and the earthy, optimistic "Save It For a Rainy Day."