When I heard that Kenny Chesney had recorded the Charlie Robison song “El Cerrito Place” I was outraged! How dare he? We all know Kenny Chesney sucks, right? He needs to keep his superstar ass away from “our” music!
Here is the Charlie version:
And HERE are a few seconds of the songwriter Keith Gattis singing the song.
Yahoo music posted a “sneak peek” of Kenny’s cover of the song and you can click HERE to listen.
Ready for this?
I liked it. I did. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t think it was a train wreck.
I know it has been beaten into my brain to hate EVERYTHING Nashville related and maybe I am getting soft, but I have heard MUCH shittier shit coming out of Nashville recently…including Kenny and Tim’s “Rock Star” juice out of the goose bullshit. I think it is just more fun to focus my hatred on crap like my speakers going Boom Boom, Raelynn and Craig Morgan’s “Corn Star” than on Kenny Chesney.
Besides, it’s not like the first time a Keith Gattis song has been recorded by a Nashville artist. I am sure the names Kid Rock, Randy Houser, Gary Allan, and Sara Evans ring a bell.
I am sure I will get my shit jumped for saying this, but I liked Kenny’s cover a hell of a lot better than Chelle Rose’s version.
I say GET PAID Keith! If the worst thing that comes out of this is more people get to hear a Keith Gattis song, there has to be bigger tragedies in the world of country music.
Now…the one thing that DOES piss me off is how the only way Yahoo music chose to describe Charlie Robison was as “also known as the ex-husband of Dixie Chick Emily Robison.”
Really? I think he has accomplished a little bit more in his professional career than marrying and divorcing the google eyed Dixie Chick.
Shame on you Yahoo.