Marley

Album: Life on a Rock (2013)
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  • Kenny sings here of the peaceful feeling the music of reggae legend Bob Marley evokes. He penned the song in the kitchen of his Nashville home with Tom Douglas. Chesney told Billboard magazine: "It's so true and authentic to my life, because I thank God every day that I'm as blessed as I am, that I have the friends that I have, that I get to make music for a living, that I get to go out and play for a pretty big mass of people. But, with that comes the knife of responsibility, like it says in the song. I feel the most solid in my skin when I can pull that knife out and just try to be still. It's very hard for me to be still, especially when you're planning, some things two years ahead. It's really hard when you're doing that to sometimes live in the moment."

    Kenny added that he believes that other than Willie Nelson, Bob Marley "is the most universal artist ever." However the song is less about Marley and more about him, "describing how different my life can be, and what I do to find balance on the balance beam, what it takes to do that."
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