Chesney was scheduled to perform at the Country Music Awards, along with other big names in the business, like Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, and The Florida Georgia Line. As the telecast date rolled around, everyone got more and more excited about the prospect of seeing him perform at the show. But at the last minute, the CMA took to social media to release a statement letting everyone know that Kenny wouldn’t be able to make it that year.
The singer had lost someone in his family and canceled the show. While fans were (understandably) upset that they wouldn’t get to see him perform, they also understood his need to cancel and be with his family, and they flooded his social media to show their support in his time of need.
Dreams of Playing Pro Ball
Kenny Chesney may be one of the biggest stars in country music history but that wasn’t always the direction he’d seen his life going. He always loved baseball, and when he was growing up he used to tell people that he wanted to play pro for a major team like the Boston Red Sox. His fate had other plans but luckily for him, though, he still gets to perform at the big games and meet his favorite players.
Despite being grateful for his successful music career, he still wanted to give baseball a try – so he had decided to get out on the field and play some ball, so he reached out to Roy Halladay, the late pitcher for the Phillies. He told him that he wanted to play a “simulated” game with him and that he’d love it if Halladay would come at him with all of his might like it was the World Series. Surprisingly, 4 years later, Halladay was killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Chesney took to Twitter to post a photo along with the caption, “I lost a great friend today.”
He Upset the 'Beyhive'
The “Beyhive,” or Beyonce's superfans, get rather unpleasant (to say the least) when they feel that someone’s disrespected their idol. So, when Chesney got caught giving Beyoncé the apparent stink-eye during a performance she gave with the Dixie Chicks, her fans took to social media to express their outrage.
Things got so heated that the country singer released a statement in his own defense, claiming that he’s a Queen Bey fan, and he was simply enthralled by the show. He also included that it saddened him that everyone made such a big deal over his facial expression, without coming to him first. Nothing more ever really came of it, and her fans took him for his word.
He’s Got the Best Body in the Biz
While it’s hard to say if his physique has much to do with the fact that he’s slept with over 100 women, including some of the most gorgeous ones on the planet, it’s definitely easy to say this: it’s an awesome bod. In fact, GQ called him the “fittest man in country music.”
The man does put a lot of effort into looking good, too. Not only does he basically run a mini-marathon every time that he performs, but he also likes to run on his treadmill. Apparently, that type of workout is too easy for super-fit Kenny, so he removed the belt so he uses his energy to move it instead. Ouch. Just picturing that makes our calves hurt. And like we mentioned previously when the star is on tour, he maintains a nutritious and well-balanced diet.
He’s Got a Liquor Line
It’s not unusual for celebrities to have different types of endorsement deals, where they lend their name to a product, so it flies off the shelves. But when Kenny decided that he wanted to have his own line of rum, he actually created one. The brand, Blue Chair Bay Rum, was designed by the star in pretty much every aspect, from the actual ingredients themselves to the appearance of the bright-green bottles.
The website even has several personalized recipes to make drinks that Chesney would drink himself, right in the comfort of your own home. It does seem fitting that the star, who likes to party and get his drink on. He often sings about his love of alcohol, like in his song Ten with a Two he sings, “last night downtown I was drinking booze like it was going out of style.”