OFFSTAGE: Love Life, Kenny Chesney

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To love life. That’s what Kenny Chesney’s mother taught him. So today, on Chesney’s 44th birthday, that is my wish for him, as well. And so far, so good on the loving life front. He certainly makes it seem like he is making the most of every minute. (I kind of wish every man in his 40s had that attitude. But, then again, most men don’t have a house in the Caribbean and a rock-star lifestyle.) “I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from my mom is no matter what life throws at you, is just to take a step back, take a deep breath and just take life as it comes. She loves life,” Chesney told CMT Radio. “And I thank God that I got my love of life from her.” There’s a country song in there somewhere, I just know it. Happy Birthday, Kenny.