Kenny Chesney released an album in 1997 titled "I WILL STAND." One of
the songs on his album is "THAT'S WHY I'M HERE." It's a song about a
man who has lost everything because of BOOZE, and now finds himself
attending Alcoholics Anonymous. The following is a portion of
the lyrics from the song...
It's the simple things
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here
That's very true, and I used to admire Mr.
Chesney for singing that song until I found out that he recently did a beer
commercial promoting Corona Beer...
If you were
watching the ACM Awards Sunday night
[May 18, 2008] you probably
caught Kenny Chesney’s new commercial
for Corona beer! Corona is one of the
sponsors for Kenny’s current “Poets and Pirates”
commercial was filmed in Cancun, Mexico,
and the behind-the-scenes video above includes a great
interview with Kenny talking about
working with Corona and his Poets and Pirates
It just goes to show that some people will do
anything for a buck. The Corona Beer Company is helping sponsor Chesney's present music tour. Chesney's 1997 song spoke the truth
about alcohol... "The devil takes your hand and says no fear. Have
another shot, just one more beer." It is utterly hypocritical in
my opinion that Mr. Chesney acknowledges the evils and temptation of booze
in one song; while promoting the sale of booze in another song. I have
always believed that it is wrong for anyone to use the talent which God
gives them to promote the sale of alcohol.
Alcohol is a menace to society, and no amount
of lame excuses, blame-shifting, or disclaimers can tame the wild beast. Alcohol is inherently deceptive (Proverb 20:1), prone to lead it's victims
astray. No one in their right mind wants to kill someone while
Driving Under the Influence [DUI]; YET, it happens every day all across
the world. It happens because beer drinkers AREN'T IN THEIR RIGHT
MIND! The very act of consuming alcohol is affecting one's ability to
use good judgment. So the more one drinks, the more likely they are to
do what they normally do every day—drive their car!
Even one beer is enough to degrade a person's
"The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's (NHTSA) position on the relationship between blood alcohol
concentration and driving is that driving performance degrades after just one
So then why do our hypocritical lawmakers set
the acceptable Blood Alcohol Concentration at .08 BAC? Most
companies which enforce a Zero Tolerance Policy will
fire an employee whose BAC is .04!!!
Shame on Kenny Cheney for promoting the sale
and consumption of alcohol. Mr. Chesney isn't alone in his
foolishness. Toby Keith sang his hit song, "Get
Drunk And Be Somebody." It is a shame that so many events nowadays
are sponsored by evil beer companies. It's a dirty business that is
synonymous with gambling, immorality, and debauchery.
I was saddened to see Kenny Chesney in a TV
commercial holding a bottle of Corona booze, promoting it. I
stood over the dead bodies of a mama and her little baby, who were killed by
a drunk driver. I saw the little white casket being lowered into the
ground alongside it's mother. You don't forget something like that. They didn't have a good time. Corona wasn't there at the
funeral. Budweiser didn't pay for the burial expenses. Coors didn't send their condolences. Miller didn't send any
flowers. No, but I was there with my Bible in hand.
Having said that, my eyes filled with tears
the first time I heard Kenny Chesney's song, "THAT'S
WHY I'M HERE," because the message of the song is very true. The
Devil has destroyed countless lives with booze. And after the Devil
destroys a person's life with booze, he takes you by the hand (as if he were
a friend in time of need) and says... "Have another shot, just one more
beer." Booze is never the answer. Satan is a liar!
I was very disappointed in Kenny Chesney when I
saw him holding a bottle of Corona Beer and using his God-given
talent to promote the sale of alcohol. I thought he was bigger than
that. It reveals the emptiness of any personal conviction in the music
he sings. It makes me wonder if anybody believes anything they sing