Welcome To The Fishbowl

Album: Welcome to the Fishbowl (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of the fifteenth studio album by the American Country music artist Kenny Chesney. The song and album title came from a conversation Chesney had with some of his football-playing friends at the Red Bar, a beach hangout in Grayton Beach, Florida, and the constant stream of fans he encountered once they arrived there. He explained to USA Today: "We walked in, and it was packed. There was about 20 minutes of people coming up, saying hello, wanting to get something signed. After that died down, one of those guys said, 'I didn't realize your life was like this.' I said, 'Hey, man, welcome to the fishbowl.' As soon as I said it, I realized that I was going to write a song about how our world and our culture is shrinking."
  • The song finds Chesney singing about the way modern celebrity culture has made it so that "everybody's business is everybody's business." Chesney told USA Today that he doesn't let his fellow celebrities off the hook on this cut. "At the end of the song I speak to celebrities and say, 'You asked for this,'" he noted. "But you don't have to be in the public eye for your business to be everybody's business. And that's just the way it is."

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