OFFSTAGE: Kenny Chesney Calls This an “Unsure Time”

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Kenny Chesney ‘s tour is going to be outstanding. I’m sure of it. So why is he so unsure of it? He told reporters in Tampa, Fla. — where his massive tour starts Saturday (March 16) — that this is an unsure time for him. “You’re not sure if everything you put together is going to work,” he said. “I sit up at night trying to figure out the best way to do what we do.” I think the best way for Chesney to do what he does is just to keep on keeping on. But it sounds like he’s always on the lookout for new kinds of inspiration. “I went to see AC/DC and said wouldn’t it be awesome to do a show and not do one ballad. We’re not there yet, but it’s pretty rocking,” he said. Hopefully he’s joking about the no-ballad set list. I’m unsure that would please his fans.

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