Sony Music Nashville Kenny Chesney, whose previous collaborators include…
- Posted on Jun 9th 2011 5:00PM by Tara Lacey
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What was your favorite part of Hangout Festival?
It's so beautiful. Definitely the most picturesque festival. It's the location. Last year, I said it was like Coachella on the beach and this year it really is! It's multiplied exponentially in popularity, in the amount of people that are coming and the bands that are playing. Obviously, the first year was a success and I hope it keeps being such.
You tour quite a lot. What's your favorite thing to cook on the road?
Oh, that's a good question. Most recently I've been making these low-carb, whole-wheat, salami wraps for the boys. I'm trying to get them to eat healthier, but they won't stop eating ham and salami. What I'll do is take a whole-wheat tortilla and lay down truffle oil and use low-fat habanero cheese and tiny slices of salami and avocado then I'll roll that up and feed that to them.
So it still appeals to them?
They think they're eating a naughty thing but it's actually really good for them.
How was the Bonnaroo tour?
It's crazy -- the buzz is real. It's really fun to see how many fans are coming out.
How do you feel about getting to headline that tour after playing so many festivals?
I don't know how that happened. I don't know why they picked us, but I'm very pleased that they did. It's really cool that they would consider us a big enough name to carry the torch into Bonnaroo. I was really surprised by the response and the unbelievably large crowds that we've had -- and energetic crowds too. Most of it is the energy of Bonnaroo and the attitude that Bonnaroo breeds in people, this sort of gung-ho, "live free or die" kind of music fan that I just love so much.
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