Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff (music video and song details)

Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff

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Watch Kenny Chesney perform his song The Good Stuff that became his 5th single to reach #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

The Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff song was released in 2002 as the second single from his album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.  Billboard ranked “The Good Stuff” as the #1 country song of 2002 on the Year End country music chart.

“The Good Stuff” tells the story of a man seeking solace and wisdom from a bartender after a heated argument with his wife. The argument stems from a misunderstanding about a what  “the good stuff” in life really is.  As the bartender listens and shares his own wisdom, the man comes to the realization that the real “good stuff” in life isn’t the material possessions or the costly whiskey but the intangible moments and experiences that define a relationship.

Watch the official music video and check out the lyrics below.

Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff Official Music Video

“The Good Stuff” is more than just a country ballad; it’s a timeless piece of art that transcends genres. Its universal theme of love, resilience, and the importance of cherishing the intangible aspects of life has resonated with audiences of all backgrounds and ages.

The lyrics for “The Good Stuff” were written by Jim Collins and Craig Wiseman.

Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff Lyrics

Well, me an’ my lady had our first big fight,
So I drove around ’til I saw the neon light.
A corner bar, an it just seemed right.
So I pulled up.

Not a soul around but the old bar keep,
Down at the end an’ looking half asleep.
An he walked up, an’ said: “What’ll it be?”
I said: “The good stuff.”

He didn’t reach around for the whiskey;
He didn’t pour me a beer.
His blue eyes kinda went misty,
He said: “You can’t find that here.

’cause it’s the first long kiss on a second date.
Momma’s all worried when you get home late.
And droppin’ the ring in the spaghetti plate,
’cause your hands are shakin’ so much.
An’ it’s the way that she looks with the rice in her hair.
Eatin’ burnt suppers the whole first year
An’ askin’ for seconds to keep her from tearin’ up.
Yeah, man, that’s the good stuff.”

He grabbed a carton of milk an’ he poured a glass.
An’ I smiled an’ said: “I’ll have some of that.”
We sat there an’ talked as an hour passed,
Like old friends.

I saw a black an’ white picture an’ it caught my stare,
It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair.
He said: “That’s my Bonnie,
Taken ’bout a year after we were wed.”

He said “Spent five years in the bar,
When the cancer took her from me.
But I’ve been sober three years now,
’cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey

Was the sight of her holdin’ my baby girl.
The way she adored that string of pearls,
I gave her the day that our youngest boy, Earl,
Married his high school love.”
“An’ it’s a new tee-shirt saying: ‘I’m a Grandpa’.
Bein’ right there as our time got small,
An’ holdin’ her hand, when the Good Lord called her up,
Yeah, man, that’s the good stuff.”

He said: “When you get home, she’ll start to cry.
When she says: ‘I’m sorry,’ say: ‘So am I.’
An’ look into those eyes, so deep in love,
An’ drink it up.
’cause that’s the good stuff.
That’s the good stuff.”

“The Good Stuff” song is the second single from Kenny’s album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.  Remember to “share” this with other Country Music fans.

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