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Kenny Chesney Quotes

Kenneth Arnold Chesney

Kenny Chesney quotes: insights from the country star.

“Try to live in the moment as much as you possibly can because if you get caught in constantly dreaming and climbing the ladder – and if you let those dreams be your master – there’s this chance that you might get that, you may achieve that, but you might not have too many people around you to celebrate it with.”

“We all go through things in our lives – some we’re proud of, some we’re not so proud of.  I think it’s about growing up, it’s about moving forward.”

“It was satisfying to take a risk and see it pay off.”

“I’ve gotten to meet so many people who’ve inspired me as a human being.”

“The more you live, the more things reflect all around you!”

“I had a notepad and I wrote down 30 things to make myself better just off the top of my head, and the next day I started to do that.”

“Football taught me how hard you had to work to achieve something.  When I was playing for tips in college, I felt a fire in my soul.  I had the same principle of focus that I had learned playing football.”

“I feel a responsibility to myself – the self that was that kid.  I want a sophomore in high school to take away wanting to be the best player, the best friend, the best person he can be.  Football emulates life.  You get knocked down – but it’s how you get up and handle it that’s important.”

“An important mentor for me, in terms of teaching me that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things, was probably my football coach.  And playing football was one of the first times in my life that I realized nothing is given to you.  You have to work really hard.”

“I was definitely born a dreamer.  I could never sit still, and I can’t now.”

“There’s this emotion we all feel of being overwhelmed at times, feeling that you can’t get ahead.  For me it’s self-imposed because I’m so driven and I’m always going from project to project.”

“I’ll admit I’m a workaholic.”

“My mind is constantly going.  For me to completely relax, I gotta get rid of my cell phone.”

“I truly believe that music is the most powerful thing we have.  Music is the one thing that connects the dots in all kinds of ways.  No matter how you were brought up, no matter what your religious background or political beliefs, people still love to sing along with somebody.”

“It’s so, so much fun to feel that love and energy, and it makes us want to give every ounce of everything we’ve got back at them.  When you have that kind of energy going back and forth, it is unlike any feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.  This is the kind of thing you do for passion.”

“I believe in my heart that music brings people together.”

“First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter.”

“As a songwriter, you’re never off – for me, anyway.  There’s a certain mentality of people that decide, ‘Oh, we’re going to try to write songs from this time of the day to this time of the day.’  Almost treat it like a real job.  I can’t do that.  I’ve never been able to write songs like that.  You never know when something creative is going to hit you, or emotion or whatever.  You can take it, and turn it into something that makes somebody feel something.  I love that about my job.”

“Me and my band and crew have always lived by the code: ‘Work hard, play harder.'”

“There’s something to be said for useless days.  You know, those days when you have nothing to do and all day to do it.  Trust me, a beach and a bottomless drink may not cure the world’s problems but it can really get your head in the right place.  Those are my favorite kind of days.”

“I learned from my mom that you should always try to enjoy life, no matter what.”

“Live a little, love a lot.”

“Growing up too fast and I do recall, wishin’ time would stop right in it’s tracks.”

“One of these days we’re gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.”

“There were years of that stuff that will never leave me.  Never.  When the bus turned a million miles – that’s a lot of traveling.  It’s really cool to think about.  I’m blessed to have traveled a million miles on a tour bus.”

“I can’t see going onstage wearing a long-sleeve shirt in the dead of summer.  I work out hard during the day with a trainer who monitors everything I put in my mouth when I’m on tour.  When I first got a record deal, you can tell by my early album covers that working out wasn’t that much a part of my life.”

“I’m proud of the fact that I’m at a point in my career that if I want to take a little bit of a left turn and make an album that is more hushed, more acoustic and more personal, that I can do it.”

“I’ve been focused for a long time.  I’ve given my life to do music.  I’ve sacrificed everything.”

“I’m really happy about where I grew up and how I grew up.”

“We leaned on family, church, school, friends and sports.  That’s basically all we had.  All those things really shaped my life and shaped me musically.  It’s why I write the way I do.”

“In 21 years there are a lot of ups and downs.  There are melancholy times.  There are sad times.  There are happy times.  There are unsure times.  There are life lessons.”

“I’m uncomfortable with being famous.  I hate it.  Being famous is uncomfortable because I grew up very simply.  But I love making music.  I love getting paid to do it, and I love getting on my boat after I get paid to do it.”

“When I’m offstage, I never feel famous.  I will never let anybody call a restaurant and say, ‘We’re with Kenny Chesney.  Can you get us in?’  That’s so pretentious.  I’m pretty simple except for the fact that I have a really great boat and a little bit of money.  When I’m offstage I don’t feel like the person everybody sees.”

“Now I’m a symbol of what to be and how hard to work.  I have heads of major labels say, ‘I wish you could teach our artists how to do it.’  At one point I was the punching bag of what not to be, and now I’m the model of what to be.”

“When I was that boy in that high school football uniform, and I was dreaming, I had no idea my life could be like this.  I used to go out in my backyard and just look up at the sky and know there was something out there for me.  I just didn’t know what it was.  I do love my life now.  I am blessed beyond belief.”

“What you see is kinda what you get with me.  I’m a very real person, or I hope to be, anyway.  I don’t have nothing to hide.”

“I’m all right.  I’m good.  There has been better times, but I’ll be okay.”

“I realized that I wanted to get better in every way.  As a person, as a friend, as a songwriter, as a musician, as an artist, record producer, you name it.”

“I’m what I am and I’m what I’m not.  And I’m sure happy with what I’ve got.  I live to love and laugh a lot.  And that’s all I need.”

“I love being able to say a quick thanks to the man above for the music and the fact that we’re even in this spot.  If you’d told me this in college when I was sitting on a stool and playing for enchiladas and tips, I’d have bet everything against it.”

“The beauty is that it’s all a part of this wonderful dream I had in college.  It’s beautiful to see what it’s turned into.  It’s the journey that I’m most proud of.”

“I am incredibly happy.  I may well be the luckiest man alive.  It’s just hard to imagine that I’m not going to wake up.”

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