Kenny Chesney Celebrates Family and Fans
The lyrics are: "Move on like a sinner's prayer. Let go like a levee breaks. Walk away as if I don't care. Learn to shoulder my mistakes." Kenny says these words summed up how he was feeling at that moment.
"I was in the process of backing away from this a little bit. All the fans knew. The crew people knew...knew that this year, I was not going to tour like I had in the past," he says. "I almost sang those lines, and I realized that every emotion that I was feeling had just come up, and I just couldn't sing."
At that time, Kenny says he felt mentally exhausted and needed time away from his music. "I feel differently now, I promise," he says. "But there was something in the back of my mind that says, 'I don't know when, if ever, that I'll do this again.'"
When you devote all your time and creativity to one passion, Kenny says life can start to feel mechanical. "Music's not supposed to be that way. Music's supposed to come from [the heart]," he says. "I felt like that if it ever got mechanical, I was going to back away from it. And it did last year."