Kenny Chesney Says He Doesn’t Feel Famous
Though he’s one of the biggest country stars in the world and continually ranks among the highest-earning celebrities, Kenny Chesney manages to stay humble and avoid getting caught up in the glamour of a famous singer’s lifestyle. The artist recently told WIN 98.5 that he actually doesn’t feel like a celebrity in his everyday life.
"I don't feel that famous, and especially when I'm offstage. I get reminded of it a lot that I am,” he says.
While some people may be tempted to use their name as a bargaining chip to get ahead or even get a table at a crowded restaurant, Chesney says he will never be that guy.
"I will not let somebody call a restaurant and say, 'I have Kenny Chesney coming. Can we get a table? I know you're full. I know you're busy, but can we get in?' It's just, I hate that. It's rude, and I won't let people do that for me,” he adds.
Chesney has been on the road with his The Big Revival Tour, playing for crowds of more than 50,000 people and breaking several attendance records, including one previously held by rock legends Pink Floyd. He recently played Denver’s Mile High Stadium with a whole slew of country friends, including Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, and Old Dominion.
The artist was recently named to the Forbes 100 — a list of the 100 top-earning celebrities in the world. Chesney also released the music video for his latest beach-y single, “Save It for a Rainy Day,” earlier this summer.
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