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Keg in the Closet

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Released  May 9, 2005
Genre  Country
Label  BNA
Recorded  2004
Length  3:32
Writer(s)  Kenny Chesney, Brett James

"Keg in the Closet" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in May 2005 as the sixth and final single from his album When the Sun Goes Down. It peaked at number 6 on the country charts in mid-2005. Chesney wrote the song with Brett James.


A revamped version of the song, featuring a more aggressive, Southern rock inspired sound, appears in Live: Live Those Songs Again, a live album that came out in 2006.


"Keg in the Closet" was written by Kenny Chesney and Brett James, who also wrote the title track to When the Sun Goes Down. The song recalls various details of college life in the late 1980s, including a beer keg which was hidden in the closet at Chesney's fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.


Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a negative rating. He said that Chesney "only seems to record two types of songs – drinking anthems, and nostalgic longings for the days of youth." He goes on to say that this song is both a drinking anthem and a nostalgic longing. He sums up his review by saying that this song "is basically “Young” all over again."

Chart positions

The song debuted at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week ending May 7, 2005.


Keg in the Closet Wikipedia

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