Chesney in Latest People Magazine

posted May 28th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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by Josh Martn

kenny-chesney-300Kenny Chesney is on the cover of the latest People Magazine, and in the interview discusses an event that changed his life.

“Sometimes things happen that just stop you in your tracks, and they change you,” says Chesney, 45. “And that’s what’s happened to me. I’m a different person now.”

For Chesney, it was the sudden death of longtime friend Kristi Hansen last year that made him take stock of his life. Hansen was part of a circle of friends he’d met back in the 1990s, when he was just on the cusp of stardom and began spending his downtime in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“We came from all over and wound up there for our own different reasons,” he says. “But they were all just like me. We were all a bunch of free spirits, all chasing something or running from something, and we all loved love and loved life and loved living it there.”

Hansen’s death from a brain aneurysm at age 35 – while six months pregnant with her first child – devastated the singer and inspired him to reevaluate his own life.

“You realize it could all end in a second,” he says. “And if it all went away just like that, did I do everything I wanted to do, did I say everything I wanted to say?”

Read the full story in People Magazine when it hits newsstands on Friday, May 31st.


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  • Louise Beyer-Orlowski

    Your definitely not afraid to express your true emotions. It shows in your work, makes you really stand out. Pinch yourself it is true. Proud to be a fan. I believe in you.

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