Kenny Chesney was the center of an intimate time of discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last Friday (July 26) with members of his fan club No Shoes Nation and members of the museum. The panel offered an in-depth look at the making of Chesney’s new coffee table book Kenny Chesney: Living in Fast Forward, discussing the evolution of Chesney’s electrifying and fan-centered live shows, behind the scenes with his road family, and the creation process behind the tour photography featured in the book.
Museum Editor Michael McCall moderated the discussion, titled Conversation: In Fast Forward, which featured Chesney alongside photographers Allister Ann and Jill Trunnell, art director Heather Lose and book editor Holly Gleason.
“I wanted to have a conversation to celebrate the work of these amazing photographers, whose eye has shown people what this looks like,” says Chesney. “To be able to catch the moment when dreams start to happen, and then you keep dreaming – that’s magic. A whole lot of people dreamed this along with us along the way, so this conversation was basically about the book, which is ultimately a love letter to the fans.”
The program will be made available on the museum’s YouTube channel this fall.
Chesney is the only country artist in Billboard‘s Top 10 Touring Acts of the past 25 Years, and earned the top-grossing country tour of 2018, according to Pollstar. He is also an eight-time Entertainer of the Year winner.
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