He says, “If I’m off the road, and it’s in the fall and I’m watching football, I’m like everybody else. I’ll eat a bag of Doritos sitting watching football all day on Sunday, or whatever it is. I take that time off the road to drink a few beers and just eat.”
As a native of East Tennessee, Kenny grew up eating classic Southern fried chicken and big casseroles.
He adds, “Everything we did revolved around food. So, that’s not left me. It’s part of my insanity, ’cause I still want to do that, but I can’t [when I’m touring].”
So, what does Kenny like to chow down on in the fall? He admits he’s got a weakness for cheese, pasta and chocolate. Kenny likes to wash all that down with a glass of red wine.
Kenny Chesney brought The Big Revival Tour to Minneapolis on Saturday night and broke his own record for attendance at Target Field, the home of the Twins.
Kenny Chesney returned to Target Field on Saturday Night to perform his hit songs as part of his “Big Revival Tour” across the country. Chesney dawned a Minnesota Twins hat as he took the stage in front of 44,152 people, which is just a little more than the 43,940 that showed up to his show two years ago.
Chesney also performed at Target Field on Sunday night.
Kenny Chesney performed last Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for the 8th time and set an attendance record:
The Tennessee native sold an impressive 55,131 tickets for the concert — his eighth visit to that particular venue in the City of Brotherly Love — making it the largest single-night country show ever at Lincoln Financial Field.
“It’s funny, when you go back to markets in this size venue tour after tour, you wonder if people are ever going to get tired of the big show, the long day — and listening to the crowd last night, they were as alive, as loud, as crazy about the music as they were in 2006,” Chesney says, recalling his first visit to Philadelphia nine years ago.
“Someone said we could’ve sold 15,000 more tickets easy, which seems crazy,” he continues, “only I heard that crowd. When they cheered, when they sang along, we could hear them onstage over all [those] instruments — and that’s saying something! Because, honestly, when a crowd’s feeling it, you can’t deny it, and when they’re not, that’s pretty obvious, too.”
“The folks in Philly really brought it,” he adds. “When I heard the crowd before we got out on stage, when the pre-tape is rolling, you knew friends were made, fun was had — and the reason they’d come out was more than met. After all these years, that’s everything about why I do this.”
People.com has the world premier of Kenny Chesney’s new music video for “Save It For A Rainy Day.”
“This song came through, and it’s sneaky, because it seems so fun and easy, but if you think about what it’s saying? Man, that’s every single person I know – me included!” Chesney, 47, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“And what would you give to have somebody tell you in the moments when you can’t get out of your rut, ‘Hey, man, you have a choice here?’ ” he says. “‘You can hang onto what’s bringing you down, or you can look around and see this gorgeous day you’re wasting.'”
“Feeling bad is easy, especially when things aren’t going your way,” says Chesney. “But you get a choice! This song’s a wake-up call, you know? Remember you choose how you feel. You can decide you’re not going to surrender to feeling bad, and find the joy or the good, or the sun in the sky… and that’s a big deal.”
In fact, the singer says as soon as he heard the tune, he knew it was the right fit for his album.
“When I was considering songs for The Big Revival, I was looking for songs that spoke to the audience, but spoke to me, too,” says Chesney. “There can be a whole lot of truth on records and it doesn’t have to be heavy. Three minutes of something that feels good can hold a lot of wisdom, if you listen.”
In its first week out, Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day” was the most added single on country radio.
Chesney explains how he picked the track as his new single, “It’s a hard choice because there’s a lot songs on this record I think would sound great on the radio, that speak to the No Shoes Nation…. But ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ we can all use.
“The idea is, why lose another beautiful day over something out of our control? Whatever it is, a girlfriend leaving, a crummy boss, something else, the reality is pretty simple: they don’t care that they’re ruining your day. And they’re not, you are! It’s your choice how you’re going to feel… a lot more than any of us realize.”
He goes on to explore the theme of the song, which was written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi. “We all go through stuff,” Chesney laughs. “And you know, you can get so caught up in what I did wrong, or trying to take the blame, and you start missing out on everything else… We all make mistakes, we all screw up, but we’re also – I think most of us – good people trying to do right, and have some fun while we’re here! Friends, family, the moments, that’s the stuff that’s so easy to miss, and this song makes it so easy to figure out.”
If you’ve bought a pair of Kenny Chesney’s Costa Del Mar sunglasses, you’ve helped marine life in the St John River through the Coastal Conservation Association. Kenny recently visited the man-made reefs in Jacksonville, Florida.
The two structures were built in just two weeks in the city’s St. John River using 1,300 tons of concrete. In the 18 months since they were built, Kenny says the reefs are “thriving with life.”
“What they were able to create here says a lot about the ways man can live not just in harmony, but supporting our natural aquatic resources,” Kenny says. “Beyond clean water, it is about supporting healthy marine life… and that includes being aware of the impact of erosion under the water.”
Kenny goes on to thank the University of Jacksonville for its help in making the man-made reefs a reality.
Each of the first three singles that Kenny Chesney has released from his latest album The Big Revival have hit number one: “American Kids,” “Til It’s Gone,” and “Wild Child.” Will the fourth single do the same?
“Save it For A Rainy Day” is Kenny’s latest single to head to country radio. Listen to it below:
There’s still plenty of time to get tickets for one of Kenny’s 2015 Tour Dates!