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His name is synonymous with good times, summer, the beach, rum drinks and by God country music! Kenny Chesney has been the virtual soundtrack to our lives since we first discovered him in the early ’90s. In the over 20 years since, not only has he amassed more than two dozen impressive chart-topping hits, he has also established an enthusiastic congregation of fans.

Oh, wait. A congregation isn’t big enough. This group of fans is an entire nation—the No Shoes Nation—and it embodies the spirit of Kenny’s music. His fans specialize in fun, turning concerts into all-day events and vocalizing their enthusiasm at eardrum-bursting volumes. But they’re just giving back to Kenny what he gives to them, which is everything. This superstar makes it crystal clear that while his team is vitally important to his career, no one takes a seat higher than his No Shoes Nation.


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Even though he’s filling stadiums and arenas for multiple nights, selling albums, winning awards and scoring hits, this country music megastar hasn’t forgotten where he came from. Raised in tiny Luttrell, Tennessee, Kenny maintains the mentality of the all-American boy-next-door. He’s a family first kinda guy who worked his way up playing local bars around his beloved college town. And he’s still a proud University of Tennessee Volunteer, even though he now rubs elbows with former Vol Peyton Manning. In his mind, he’s still that country boy from East Tennessee that loves his mama.

The list of reasons that we love Kenny Chesney is lonoooooong. Longer even than his list of awards and accomplishments, and we can see him blushing at that suggestion. So, after you’ve taken a look at our Top 5 reasons we love Kenny, turn on your favorite of his amazing albums and tell us why you adore this country boy so much.

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And come back later in the week when we have more of the news from in and around country music in Rare Country’s 5.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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