Peter Cooper: Kenny Chesney takes his own advice to heart

Kenny Chesney (Photo: Shaun Silva)

Photo by Shaun Silva

Kenny Chesney (Photo: Shaun Silva)

Don’t ask Kenny Chesney about his plans, unless you’ve got a while to listen.

Chesney is a four-time Country Music Association entertainer of the year and the most popular touring act of country music’s still-new century, but the ability to fill 60,000-seat NFL stadiums hasn’t coincided with an ability to delegate. For a guy who sings mondo-popular songs about beachside relaxation, he’s not all that good at relaxing. For a guy who sings about living in the moment, he spends an awful lot of time scheming about pending moments.

He can tell you how next year’s stage show will differ from this year’s. He can tell you about planned musical shifts, about crafting a new blended rum called Blue Chair Bay, and about how the Tennessee football team can shore up its porous defense.

He thinks about this stuff, and other stuff, too. If the devil’s in the details, Chesney knows him well.

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