Kenny Chesney has been captivating crowds for years with his big time stadium shows, but what does he have to say about taking one of the biggest stadium gigs in the biz?
Ahead of his headlining performance at Tortuga Music Festival, Kenny Chesney sat down with Kiss Country 99.9’s TC & Dina B. and discussed the pros and cons of playing the Super Bowl halftime show, if asked.
“I’m not saying I wouldn’t ever do it,” Kenny said expressing some hesitation. “If I was asked, it would be a hard decision.”
As a sports fan, Chesney definitely recognizes what an honor it would be, but his chill island vibes have him leaning towards the less stressful option.
“I know career-wise it might be great, but I don’t know,” he questioned. “If I’ve got the choice to have all that stress leading up to it, or sit in the suite with my Dad and have a beer and watch the game, I’m probably going to do that.”
He continued on to share he sees the big gig as a “kiss of death” since it seems impossible to please the crowd, no matter how amazing the performance. “I feel like, especially now, with all this social media-driven stuff, I feel like -- I’m not saying if I was asked to do the Super Bowl that I would say no — I would probably say yes, but, I still feel like it’s the kiss of death.“
He reflected, “Springsteen did it, and did great! But they slammed him,” he reminisced. “I mean, they slam everybody. I don’t know if I’d rather just sit in a suite and do beers and watch the game.”
Words by Monica Rivera Interview by TC & Dina B