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It was just confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that country superstar Kenny Chesney will not be touring next year.  Rather than putting on a massive summer tour for 2014, Chesney will be focusing on his music.

“I love touring more than anyone in the world,” Chesney tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I love the band, the crew, the whole team — and it’s weird to not be looking at next year’s stage design, but I shouldn’t make albums to service the tour. So I’m going to put the music first, dial it back and do the strangest thing in the world: not hit the road next summer.”

Chesney continues, “We have so much fun out there … with the fans, the other bands … It’s summer camp with guitars and a great sound system. And when we hit that stage every night, and hear the crowd, that’s the best drug in the world. How you take a year off from that is hard; but music is the reason I do all of it, so right now, when I’m coming off an album that took me places I didn’t know I was gonna go, I think that’s what I should be exploring.” 

“You get to a point when you’ve made a lot of albums and you need to challenge yourself, to really make the record the focus, to ask yourself what you want to say … and not just cut songs because they fit what people expect,” he says. “It’s a lot harder to find those songs than you’d think, and writing takes time — to think, to live, to be.”

Read the full article from The Hollywood Reporter HERE.

Kenny is currently rockin’ this summer on his No Shoes Nation Tour which is set to wrap up on August 24th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.  For a list of remaining tour dates visit his official website at www.KennyChesney.com.

4 replies on “Kenny Chesney Taking 2014 Off From Touring”

  1. You will be so missed as our family Christmas has been tickets to KC Arrowhead to see you. So enjoyed your concerts in 104 degrees and down pouring rain they were worth every minute. Love my Kenny Chesney!

  2. I read this and thought oh my cause i love his music sometimes takes you places you like to be and go helps you getaway sometimes lol i love your music and so understand and your fans will still be here waiting on your new songs that you chOose to come out with cant wait but will miss you been a fan for long long time your amazing good luck with new records. You deserve time too enjoy

  3. i will sure miss seeing you, your songs and way of life inspire me to always focus on what i want and to work hard everyday to get it.so couple years ago i made a bucket list and start marking things off and one of the biggest one is to own my own beachhouse in the outerbanks,nc the town of south nagshead so keep writing and singing those great songs. til i see you again.

    Amy 🙂

  4. Selfishly, this makes me sad but I know it’s all for the best. We love you Kenny and can’t wait to see you again, hopefully in 2015.

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