Kenny Chesney Wants Green Beans for Christmas!
Christmas shopping isn't always easy, especially when you have that one person who never seems to need anything. Imagine how difficult it must be to buy for Kenny Chesney, the man who has everything! You're starting to sympathize with his mom, Karen, aren't you?
The superstar explained his mother's annual quandary to WSIX/Nashville radio host Gerry House this morning. "Every year, my mom asks me what I want," Kenny said. "She asked if I wanted the new George Bush book, but I already ordered it on my iPad. So I'm getting what I got last year: canned green beans. My mom and grandmother can green beans themselves. I love it, because it's what I grew up with."
For Christmas, the 'Somewhere With You' singer is headed back to where he grew up in East Tennessee, a place that a certain song takes him back to every time he hears it, if he could only remember the name of the song. "The one that is almost annoying," he tried to recall. "It's like on the cusp of being really great or really annoying. It's a girl that sings it ... in East Tennessee the radio station plays it all the time. Every time I hear it, no matter where I am, that's where I go. Vince Vance and the Valiants' 'All I Want For Christmas is You,' that's it. They play it all the time when I go home."
The singer doesn't have any New Year plans, as of yet, but he is anxious to get back on the road, with his Goin' Coastal stadium tour kicking off in March. Kenny announced in 2009 that he would be taking this year off. "My life has been a lot about parking lots," Kenny told Entertainment Weekly. "I need to recharge creatively, and get off the clock of having to be somewhere just because, and having to keep juggling all these things ... I just felt like this year it finally hit me that I need to get reconnected with my family. I wanna do some things that I've never gotten to do, like see other parts of the world, write some more songs. Do some shows that are completely different for me. Something to feed my soul. I've given a big part of my soul for this for so long, and nothing has really been filling that up. It seems like in the last couple of years, I've been on an empty tank."
In March, look for Kenny to perform at Peyton Manning's annual Celebration of Caring gala, benefiting the star quarterback's Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis.
Listen to Kenny's entire interview on WSIX here.