WATCH: Kenny Chesney Celebrates ‘Be As You Are’ 16th Anniversary with ‘Old Blue Chair’ Performance

by Keeli Parkey
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Kenny Chesney is taking a walk down memory lane. Well, he’s mentally and emotionally traveling down memory lane while sitting in an “Old Blue Chair.”

On Monday (Jan. 25), the country music singer shared a celebratory post on social media. The reason for the celebration – the 16th anniversary of his “Be As You Are Album.”

“Today is the 16th anniversary of the release of one my favorite albums that I’ve ever put out,” Chesney said in a Twitter post. Unsurprisingly, Chesney is sitting in an old blue chair and donning a beanie and shorts. “The ‘Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)’ is a collection of songs that I wrote over about a five- or six-year period on my boat down in the islands. And, it was a lot of fun inspiration, I can tell you that.”

In addition, as part of his look back at the album’s release, Chesney shared a performance of “Old Blue Chair.” “Old Blue Chair” is a contemplative song about remembering life’s moments – both major and minor.

“There’s a blue rocking chair, sitting in the sand,” Kenny Chesney sings. “Weathered by the storms and well-oiled hands / It sways back and forth with the help of the winds / Seems to always be there, like an old trusted friend”

“I’ve read a lot of books / Wrote a few songs,” Chesney continues. “Looked at my life where it’s goin, where it’s gone / I’ve seen the world through a bus windshield, but nothing compares … To the way that I see it when I sit in that old blue chair.”

You can watch Kenny Chesney’s walk down memory lane, including him singing “Old Blue Chair,” via Twitter below.

You can watch Kenny’s Chesney’s original video for “Old Blue Chair” below.

Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Reefs’ Organization Begins Huge Reef Park Development

In addition to celebrating the release of a great album, Kenny Chesney is also working to restore reefs. The singer is supporting the “No Shoes Reefs” organization, which is dedicated to coral relief. The effort has combined forces with Coastal Conservation Association Florida and Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management.

They have the help of Sandoway Discovery Center, Reef Ball Foundation, Building Conservation Trust, and Global SubDive to promote a healthier ecosystem.

“No Shoes Reefs is an extension of how I have tried to live for many, many years,” Kenny Chesney previously said. “Love the water, give back to the water. Many people don’t realize both how fragile and resilient the ocean’s ecosystems are, and I think it’s the small projects that raise awareness on local levels that help people understand the ocean is a living thing.”

According to a previous report by Outsider.com, due to warmer temperatures, pollution, overfishing, and water acidification, coral reefs worldwide are bleaching and dying. Efforts must be made as 50 percent of coral reefs have been killed in the last 30-years. According to Secore, up to 90 percent of the ocean’s reefs may die in the next century.

Outsider.com