To those who know me, my love and childlike impatience for the summer months can easily be categorized as old news. However, this year’s impatience is about five times as bad as it normally is. Why, you ask? The Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw “Brothers of the Sun” tour has a Chicago stop on July 7 and you best believe that I will be there. Not that I’ve been counting down the months…weeks…minutes since I bought the tickets the second they went on sale on December 3. In fact, I even woke up early on a Saturday to do just that. To me, anything aside from an emergency or Justin Bieber sighting is not a legitimate reason to wake up early. So yes, this is huge. (Plus, Jake Owen and Grace Potter will be a part of the tour. Impatience at an alltime high.)
What else is huge? Kenny Chesney’s recent release of two songs from his 13th studio album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl.” Listening to Come Over and Feel Like a Rockstar, a duet with Tim McGraw, coupled with an impending 87 degree beach day tomorrow has made sitting still an impossibility today. Kenny’s chilling message in Come Over gives me goosebumps each time I replay the song. As Kenny says, “Come Over is about two people who are as broken as their relationship is, when they realize deep down that their time together has probably ran its course, but they aren’t really ready to emotionally or physically move on to something else.” Oof. I realize that wasn’t the most summer loving summary, but I couldn’t deprive you of something that is sure to be on the country charts for awhile.
Since today is Friday (and I didn’t want to be a buzz kill by raving about a song that covers an unfortunate relationship), I moved on to Feel Like a Rockstar. After listening to it a couple times through, I’m pretty sure I could
stare at Tim McGraw and fantasize about our life together listen to the song all day. Their voices compliment each other perfectly and if this is any indication of what the concert will be like, I might pass out.