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One Year Later Kenny Chesney Reflects on Wildwood Show

Kenny Chesney Pirate Nation 1I’m very fortunate, because of my job, to be in some situations that most people never get the chance to experience.

Yesterday, I had the chance  to spend about twenty minutes with Kenny Chesney. It happened beneath Lincoln Financial Field, a couple hours before he took to the stage.

Having spent time with Kenny on several occasions, I can tell you that he is really just a nice guy. Down to earth, hard-working, thoughtful, caring, with a good sense of humor. He’s surrounded himself with good people, and he’s appreciative of the all his success.

Yesterday, he talked a lot about Wildwood. I told him that my listeners are always asking if he’s going to do another show in Wildwood. He was there for one show, on the beach, last summer.

Chesney says he hears that question all the time. He said of all the shows and concerts he did last year, that was his favorite. (Ours too!) He did say he thought a lot about South Jersey when the hurricane hit last fall, and he asked me how Wildwood fared, and if much of the area has recovered.

He talked about the setting on the beach, the stage sitting between the amusement piers, and what a wonderful crowd that was there that night. He said he ended up playing a lot longer than originally planned, because he was having so much fun.

I did try to pin him down on coming back, and he certainly is open to the idea. Certainly, he didn’t and couldn’t say “Yes” or “No”, so it’s probably the best we could hope for at this time. Probably the most encouraging sign is that Wildwood now holds a special place in his heart.

We did talk about some other things, but I’ll respect the privacy of the rest of our conversation. We did hug, and he said, “See you soon.” Let’s all hope so!

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