George Jones Funeral Was Hard For Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney was one of the speakers during the service, and as anyone who watched it could tell, he was visibly moved by the passing of one of popular music's most iconic figures. And during a conversation today with Ramblin' Ray of Chicago station US99.5, he admitted exactly that.
"It was hard," Chesney said of his time at the podium Thursday. "You just don't know what to say. And I had in my mind exactly what I wanted to say, and I even had some stuff written down.
"But…George was such a good friend, you know. It was just surreal being there in the moment. And it basically came down to me saying, I just loved him. And he meant so much to so many people. But he was so much like a father figure to me."
And with all that in mind, he said, "I gotta tell you, it was hard being there."
Ray brought up the point in Kenny's speech yesterday, when he talked about first hearing George Jones in his grandmother's kitchen. And he wondered if Kenny had ever considered the idea that people today might now hear his voice on the radio in a similar context. Read his reaction and more here.
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