Kenny Chesney is gearing up to release his new album, Welcome To The Fishbowl, on June 19. Chesney shares exclusive details with USA Today, including how he determined the name of the album.
Kenny visited a beach bar in Grayton, Florida called The Red Bar. “We walked in, and it was packed,” Chesney recalls. “There was about 20 minutes of people coming up, saying hello, wanting to get something signed.
“After that died down, one of those guys said, ‘I didn’t realize your life was like this.’ I said, ‘Hey, man, welcome to the fishbowl.’ As soon as I said it, I realized that I was going to write a song about how our world and our culture is shrinking.” Chesney insists that the song isn’t necessarily about celebrity. “In fact, at the end of the song I speak to celebrities and say, ‘You asked for this,’ “ he says. “But you don’t have to be in the public eye for your business to be everybody’s business. And that’s just the way it is.”
Chesney will be in Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards and then tour rehearsals for the Brothers of the Sun Tour will commence. “We start rehearsing (for the tour) after the ACMs, and we start piecing it all together,” says Chesney, who expects to include at least three songs from Fishbowl in his set. “I try to fill my sets full of songs that everybody lives with every day. To play a new song in a stadium, you might lose people. They might tune out for three minutes. But I’m at a point in my life where I want to play them new music. I want them to know we might do Fishbowl and a couple more.
“I’m looking forward to playing new music for everybody. It’s going to be an incredibly fun and passionate summer.”
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