It’s Friday, Feb. 13. I suppose Friday the 13th means many different things to a lot of superstitious people. To me, and probably a lot of country music fans, it means the day the March 2009 issue of Playboy magazine hits the news stands. And the reason that has any relevance at all to country music fans is because this is the issue with the Kenny Chesney interview.
Am I going to run right out and buy a copy? Not a chance.
I was really more than a little disappointed when I heard about this interview. Oh, I know… Playboy is well known for it’s informative interviews. They even had one in there with Henry Kissinger, a very long time ago. But this one with Kenny really bothers me.
What bothers me isn’t the fact that Kenny did an interview with Playboy. What bothers me is that when they asked him if he was gay, or somehow brought up the subject – he didn’t just say “nope,” and leave it go at that.
Instead, Kenny made statements like “Man, I was over 100 several years ago,” (making reference to the number of women he’s had sex with). He also said, “My first five years on the road were intense because I was the guy in college who never got laid until I started playing guitar.” Definitely too much information, Kenny. I could have gone to my grave comfortably without ever having heard him admit that.
In the Chattanooga, Tenn., Times Free Press, Kenny also said that the interview in Playboy talks about his four-month marriage to Renee Zellweger, the annulment, and the fact that he still “thinks about her”. “Everyday,” Kenny said,” I wonder if she’s OK.”
I’m really not happy with Kenny being that open. Was he trying to convince the interviewer that he isn’t gay. Or was he just bragging about his many, many, many sexual experiences. I just wish he had a manager sitting next to him during that interview going — “Kenny, don’t say that.”
How often we hear celebrities complaining about the media printing too much about them. About how they have no privacy because people are always taking pictures, following them around, and putting stuff in the newspapers and magazines. I sure hope I don’t hear Kenny complaining about any of that, because he just laid his entire private life out in front of every one of us.
Right now, I’m just not happy with the kid. I’ll most likely get over it in a day or two. But for now, a little motherly advice for Kenny Chesney … Think before you speak, especially to a reporter.
Here’s a little five minute clip from YouTube, where 60 Minutes went to a show with Kenny and interviewed him. It’s a good little clip, filmed a few years ago.
That’s all for today. I hope your Friday the 13th was a good day. Remember, the best part of that is – It’s Friday! I’ll talk to you all soon!