Sunny KC wonders if maybe we can all just get along
Country superstar Kenny Chesney has a new song called “Get Along.” In it, he dispenses bits of faux wisdom destined to end up in comic sans lettering on refrigerator magnets sold in the Cracker Barrel lobby: “Paint a wall, learn to dance/Call your mom, buy a boat/Drink a beer, sing a song/Make a friend, can't we all get along?”
“Get Along” is right on brand for Chesney, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has filled stadiums and arenas for years by trafficking in beach-towel aphorisms like “Being Drunk's a Lot Like Loving You” and “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” Apparently country music needs its own Jimmy Buffett, because Chesney's popularity isn't waning a bit. On Saturday, June 9, he played in front of a record-breaking crowd of 55,238 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
Here in Columbus, Chesney will play Mapfre Stadium, potentially for the last time given the Crew SC's uncertain future. But maybe Crew owner Anthony Precourt will attend the show, and maybe he'll learn to dance. Maybe he'll call his mom and drink a beer (chances are he already owns a boat). Maybe a tan man in a sleeveless shirt and cowboy hat will teach him how to get along. (Fans only)