Kenny Chesney Mourns Death of ‘Sweet Friend’ in Heartbreaking Tribute

by Joe Rutland

Country music star Kenny Chesney took time out on Sunday to honor his “sweet friend” Lisa Lee in a tribute after hearing about her death.

Chesney took to Twitter and offered his condolences in this heartbreaking tribute to Lee. She was a senior vice president of Creative and Content Production at the Academy of Country Music in Nashville.

Take a look at his tender words for her below.

According to a tweet from the official ACM Awards account, Lee died on Aug. 21. “She was part of the heart and soul of the Academy for 15 years, and Country Music is better for having her in it,” the post read. The Academy sent out that statement as well as a photo of Lee.

An ACM biography said Lee helped establish and grow the in-house creative and production department for the Academy of Country Music starting in 2007. She was an on-air reporter for CMT and even the former TNN for 10 years. Lee also spent time in Los Angeles as CMT’s West Coast new bureau chief.

Kenny Chesney wasn’t the only country music-related individual to send out condolences. SiriusXM country music channel The Highway host Storme Warren posted his memories of Lee on Twitter on Saturday. “We shared many miles and a lot (of) history,” Warren wrote. “We even shared a desk for many years. Her passion for Country Music, journalism, writing, hosting and every other aspect of this biz she mastered never faded.”

Country music band Old Dominion tweeted out heart and praying-hands emojis on Saturday after reading the news.

Outsider sends its condolences to Lee’s family.

Kenny Chesney Puts Tennessee Mansion on the Real Estate Market

Most Outsiders who listen to Kenny Chesney and his music know he’s just the kind of guy who loves the water. But he also loves Tennessee, too. He’s decided, though, to put his home in Tennessee on the real estate market.

Chesney listed his property in Franklin, Tenn., for $14 million.

Now, what will the buyer get when purchasing such a place? A lot because Kenny Chesney has put a lot of time and money into making it prettier.

Chesney, who bought the land for $9.25 million in 2009, took a small house and turned it into quite an estate. It sits on 56 acres of land.

Features include 150-year-old walnut floors, Douglas fir beams, and several limestone fireplaces. That’s all part of a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom estate.

So, if you are looking for a new place to move to in and around Nashville, then maybe hit up the Realtor handling this sale for Kenny Chesney.

Meanwhile, fans can keep themselves busy listening to Chesney’s music. But Outsiders who love country music also might find him out near the ocean and beach, too.