Kenny Chesney has announced that he plans to take a year off from touring. The hiatus will come in 2014 following the conclusion of his current "No Shoes Nation" tour.
"I love touring more than anyone in the world," Chesney tells The Hollywood Reporter.
"I love the band, the crew, the whole team -- and it's weird to not be looking at next year's stage design, but I shouldn't make albums to service the tour. So I'm going to put the music first, dial it back and do the strangest thing in the world: not hit the road next summer."
He adds that, while it's always a struggle to come off the road, a new album will allow him to take on new experiences in the future:
"Music is the reason I do all of it, so right now, when I'm coming off an album that took me places I didn't know I was gonna go, I think that's what I should be exploring."
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