Kenny Reflects on the Road to the Top

posted July 6th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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by Josh Martn

The Boot has a great writeup of an interview that Kenny did with Billboard recently, where he details some of the bumps in the road to the top of country music:

“We all get caught up in the idea of, ‘We want this now,’ and I was no different,” Kenny recalls to Billboard of his anxious early days in the business. “I had a few hit records, and there were other people having hit records and they were getting paid $2500 more than I was getting paid … I remember talking to [my manager] Dale Morris going, ‘Why are we doing this? Why are we doing that? Why isn’t this happening?’ That mentality was one of the reasons that we’re doing what we’re doing today. That taught me patience and that everybody is in this together, and we’re going to take this and make it wonderful and not just live for the moment. Dale called it: ‘We’re betting on what’s to come, not what’s right now.’ And that’s hard. When you’re a kid, you want it all right now.”

Kenny soon channeled his energy into making his live show “something special.” “Whether it worked or whether it didn’t, I was going to do it,” he said. “It wasn’t safe and it wasn’t probably the smartest thing to do, but it was the smartest thing to do for me. I got a taste of the George Strait stadium tours and I was going to do whatever it takes.”

Be sure to read the rest of the article here.


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  • Barbarabroxson

    Well it looks like he took the ball and ran with it….so ta speak….look at’m….he goes from one end of the staduim to the next…bein the best…at what he loves….entertain’n….and take’n one to another deminsion…..if only for a  lil while…but everyone wears a smile…so i cant wait to experience the KC thrill…..what a wild ride…its gonna be…..to see’m cut loose…right in front of me….:)….bp

  • Angel_wing5

    If you have never been to a Kenny Chesney show, then you have never been to a concert because there is nothing like it!

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