Kenny on Country Countdown USA

posted January 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney was Lon Helton’s guest this week on Country Countdown USA. They have some interesting conversations covering a wide range of topics.

Perhaps the most interesting was a story he told about Taylor Swift. The first year he was sponsored by Corona was a year that Taylor was supposed to tour with him. But the legal people decided that a 17 or 18 year old shouldn’t be on a tour that was sponsored by an alcohol company. So Kenny had to call Taylor and tell her that she couldn’t be on the tour, and to make it up to her he gave her “a lot of money”. The next year Taylor wins Entertainer of the Year and as she was celebrating backstage Kenny gave her a hug and said “I want my money back.” Listen to this clip here.

Lon and Kenny also discuss how he spent Christmas, the day that Kenny and Uncle Kracker recorded “When The Sun Goes Down,” and this year’s tour, among a few other things.

Listen to the clips at

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