A mild-mannered, diminutive singer of moderate talent
who somehow caught the proverbial Lucky
Train and got a record deal; then somehow after years
of exposure became perceived
as actually talented and a against all odds became
a "star" in Country music.
Mr. Chesney is known
for his hard work and for releasing one forgettable song
after another with his careful, monotone delivery. His vocal style is known
for being devoid of passion or emotion. But he is most known
in more recent years
for his signature "lick" of dropping the last word of a lyrical
line to "talk" it.
to explain his success have come up short. But one reviewer came close by simply citing "The Emporer's New Clothes."