Kenny Chesney On If It All Ended

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(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

We all know Kenny Chesney as the guy in the straw hat, cut off  t-shirt and buff biceps.  A look that helped make him our favorite country beach boy, not to mention his talent and the winning of Entertainer of the Year.  Well he’s also People Country’s Hottest Guy of 2013.  You may think that Kenny couldn’t have a care in the world, but something moves him, something we may never understand. You can almost feel an intensity about him, he always wants to go a little deeper.  Kenny says: “Sometimes things happen that just stop you in your tracks, and they change you.”  “And that’s what’s happened to me. I’m a different person now.” For Chesney, it was the sudden death of longtime friend Kristi Hansen last year that made him take stock of his life. Hansen was part of a circle of friends he’d met back in the 1990s, when he was just on the cusp of stardom and began spending his downtime in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “We came from all over and wound up there for our own different reasons,” he says. “But they were all just like me. We were all a bunch of free spirits, all chasing something or running from something, and we all loved love and loved life and loved living it there.” Hansen’s death from a brain aneurysm at age 35-while six months pregnant with her first child-devastated the singer and inspired him to reevaluate his own life. “You realize it could all end in a second,” he says. “And if it all went away just like that, did I do everything I wanted to do, did I say everything I wanted to say?”

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