OFFSTAGE: Washing Kenny Chesney’s Road Dust Off

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Kenny Chesney‘s cover story in Men’s Health magazine is not all carbs and adrenaline and treadmill intervals. He opens up about all kinds of things , from sweating over the tiniest details for his massive shows and how his place in the Virgin Islands is where he washes his road dust off. Here is a handful of highlights:

On making all the decisions for the tour: “One, I’m a little bit of a control freak. Two, I’m a whole lot of workaholic. If the catering sucks, whatever, it reflects on me because I pay for it. That’s why.”

On the laid-back image of his life: “It is a big misconception that all I do is sing and write songs and sit on the beach. It’s really not true.”

On heading to the Virgin Islands when the tour’s over: “Everything I do is based around time, commitments, deadlines. And I get all that, and it fuels me, too. But the thing that makes me happiest is when my day doesn’t revolve around time, when I can wash a lot of the road dust off, get the ringing out of my ears.”

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