OFFSTAGE: What’s Sexy to Kenny Chesney

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You may think his tractor’s sexy. But what Kenny Chesney thinks is sexy is the first note and the energy of the night. “The first note of every night is what I love. Because that’s the moment where all that anticipation and their energy and our energy meets, and that is one of the sexiest things in the world,” Chesney says in this video for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. And if Chesney thinks it’s sexy, then so do I. Even though I won’t be in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sept. 24) to watch him on that first note of the night’s show, I may stream it. Not quite as thrilling as seeing him live, but it’s better than nothing, right? He says he doesn’t get nervous before shows, just anxious. “I get really anxious to go out and do what I love to do. I get anxious to feel the energy,” he says. Then he tells a cute story about hearing his song on the radio for the first time. “I was actually with my manager. We were down in Florida at a place called the Bimini Boat Club,” Chesney recalls. And when he heard something familiar come on the radio, he says he jumped over the table, went inside, turned it up and just sat there and listened. Now that is sexy. 

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.