Chesney’s Ride to Stardom

posted May 29th, 2009 at 8:21 am

by Josh Martn

Jeffrey Lee Puckett of the Louisville Courier-Journal has a great article on Kenny Chesney and his ride to stardom:

Chesney has fond memories of Cardinal Stadium. In 1999, he was fourth on the bill for a massive George Strait tour that stopped in Louisville. It was a turning point in his career, Chesney said.

“That was where I got my first taste of this, you know,” he said, meaning stardom. “I wasn’t necessarily brand-new, ’cause I’ve been doing this since ’93, but that was my first taste of the big time, and I got to see how it worked. That’s where I first learned how to dream pretty big, to be honest with you, in that environment.

“It was an awesome thing to shoot for, never knowing that my life would turn out like it did. I realized that there was more to it, that if you worked really hard, and you recorded a bunch of great songs, and, more importantly, if you were able to connect in a certain way, that great things could happen to you — not just good things.”

Read the entire article here.

Kenny performs live at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on Saturday. View the full tour schedule.

Tagged in In The News, Interviews, Tour

  • sosilly

    I wonder that to, how many people DO realize how long he has been chasing the dream. Some people I know had no idea who he was before No Shoes……..and some even think of him just as Be As You Are………

  • Andrea

    What better way to experience him than going to a show? If you’re a serious Kenny fan you must check out They have AMAZING seats for all the Chesney shows and they’re all priced at FACE VALUE. Especially for the show in CHICAGO on Saturday, the 13th! Plus, when you buy a ticket, you’re automatically donating to charity!! What could be better??


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