Kenny Chesney Not Planning a Summer Tour in 2010

Kenny Chesney will not be touring next summer, Entertainment Weekly reports. Chesney, who routinely launches his annual tours in the spring and closes them in late summer or early fall, is one of the most successful touring acts in any musical genre. “I’m not quitting,” he told the magazine. “It’s just a short pause. It would be easy to keep doing it, because it’s fun and the fans are unbelievable. … Then you realize that at some point you’re missing a part of your life. … I need to recharge creatively and get off the clock of having to be somewhere … and having to keep juggling all these things. And people needing answers. I just felt like this year it finally hit me that I need to get reconnected with my family.” Although he doesn’t plan a major tour, he didn’t rule out the possibility of occasionally performing acoustic concerts at select venues. “Something to feed my soul,” he said. “I’ve given a big part of my soul for this for so long, and nothing has really been filling that up. It seems like in the last couple of years, I’ve been on an empty tank. And that’s gotta change.” His 2009 tour closes Saturday (Sept. 19) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.