Earlier today, four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney reached out to his 2.7 million Twitter followers. His latest tweet wasn’t an announcement of a new single or music video. He was calling on his followers to shout out local small businesses. He ended the tweet by reminding his fanbase to shop small.
In a time when many small businesses are once again in danger of closing their doors for good, things like this can be a big help. Chesney is a country music superstar with a wide reach. Small businesses shouted out in the replies of his tweet could see some real benefits. Just a portion of his audience could make a big dent in just about any mom and pop shop’s bills.
Kenny Chesney: Big Star From a Small Town
Kenny Chesney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville, like other major cities in the Volunteer State, is surrounded by small towns and rural communities. It was in one of these smaller towns that Chesney was raised. The son of an elementary school teacher and a hairdresser, Chesney grew up in Luttrell. The town’s population barely broke 1,000 in the 2010 census.
Growing up in a small town like Luttrell, Tennessee tends to breed a sense of community. This could be why Chesney has decided to reach out to his fanbase to support small local businesses. In a time when many artists are attaching themselves to retail giants, it seems that Kenney Chesney is taking time to remember his small-town roots and the importance of local merchants.
Hard Work and Determination
Kenney Chesney has been working hard since he got his start in country music back in the mid-90s. He has been in the business for over 25 years and has recorded 20 albums. From those albums, he has scored dozens of chart-topping hits. He obviously knows the value of hard work and determination. This is another example of why the country superstar would want to help support small businesses.