Songwriters: Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson
The music critic who negatively reviews a Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw duet basically finds himself in a similar position as the film critics who have bashed the Twilight franchise. You’re discussing something that’s primarily designed for mass consumption. You can attempt to evaluate it by its actual artistic merits, but such remain secondary to its massive money-making power.
“Feel Like a Rock Star” is loud, over-the-top, unintelligent, loud, pointless, utterly forgettable, and yes… LOUD!
Is it too much too ask that these two superstar talents give us something to remember on some level other than it just being a duet between Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw that was a huge hit, and that gave them something to perform together on their Brothers of the Sun tour? Perhaps a song that is reasonably – God forbid – well written? Or something that at least earns points for being fun and catchy? Or that does anything more than just banging out the chords and watching the cash pile up?
In summary, couldn’t this musical collaboration have been treated as a form of actual art?
My expectations were modest. But honestly… they could have tried way harder than this.