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2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

Boston Common - Niche Media - A side of Boston that's anything but common.

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years ago very suddenly. She was the heart of a circle of friends in the Virgin Islands whom I met long before my life changed. So this album is made up of story songs about those people, my friends. "Happy on the Hey Now" is one of my favorite songs I've ever written, and it's about Kristi, who was actually from New England. Tell me about this Blue Chair Bay rum you came up with. I tried all three flavors. But it was a Monday, so just a little bit of each one. Well, you know what? It felt for me like a natural progression for my life and my career and where I was taking it. I've had the idea to do this for a decade. The first time I thought about it, I was on my boat in the Virgin Islands with a lot of friends and family. It was just one of those perfect days at sea. We were coming across a channel from the US Virgin Islands into the British Virgin Islands. On especially flat days, it was a ritual for us to stop the boat and watch the sunset, and take in the moment. It was just a beautiful silence. I remember thinking on the boat that day, if I could somehow bottle the way this looks and the way it feels, I want to try and do that. Has it been a good experience for you? I love the fact that your writing is on the bottle, some of the lyrics from "Old Blue Chair." I wanted it to be that authentic. I worked hard on this, and it's been good for me. It pushed me creatively; I've learned a lot. My hands are all over it. I was in Barbados at the distillery, in this small room that looked like a chemistry lab, trying to get this exactly the way I wanted it, something that represented that day on that boat, but also the people I see in front of me and how much fun they have. BC Life on a Rock, Chesney's new album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 086-089_BC_F_CoverStory_SUM13.indd 89 89 6/7/13 4:14 PM

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