Chesney writes song about Zellweger split

Chesney writes song about Zellweger split

Kenny Chesney has penned a new tune about his break-up with actress Renee Zellweger.

The country singer tells the upcoming issue of Newsweek his new song 'Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Be' is about the 2006 heartbreak he suffered after the failure of his high-profile marriage.

Chesney explains, "I was probably as emotionally and mentally exhausted as I'd ever been. And that was due to a lot of things - having the foot on the gas pedal constantly, and my break-up with Renee Zellweger.

"I got in a plane and went down to the Virgin Islands. I was completely by myself. I didn't want to be around anybody. So, the next thing you know, it's me and a pen and I sat down and wrote a lot of lines of this song."

And he admits many of the other tunes on his new album were inspired by the split: "It's a pretty honest record. I've let myself be more emotionally vulnerable in some of the lyrics. I think that was good therapy."

And despite reports he and his ex are friends again, Chesney admits Zellweger's reaction to the album's lyrics is "unpredictable".

More in this Section

Bob Geldof: ‘Bizarre’ Boomtown Rats publicity stunt ended hopes of US successBob Geldof: ‘Bizarre’ Boomtown Rats publicity stunt ended hopes of US success

Elton John leads tributes to playwright and Aids activist Larry KramerElton John leads tributes to playwright and Aids activist Larry Kramer

Minions and Gru in WHO public health announcement for childrenMinions and Gru in WHO public health announcement for children

Paul Rudd admits he still fees like an imposter as he gives career advicePaul Rudd admits he still fees like an imposter as he gives career advice


Lifestyle

Cork author Conal Creedon tells Richard Fitzpatrick about some of his influences, from characters in his family’s shop to Ian Dury and Jim JarmuschCulture That Made Me: Conal Creedon on showbands, punk rock and playing the saw

A new thriller on Netflix is already causing a stir, and JK Rowling has set the internet alight with chapters of her fairytale, writes Des O’DriscollOnline Entertainment Tips: Snowpiercer, JK Rowling's new tale, and two films on Repeal

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages likeAsk Audrey: Normal People is basically a Maeve Binchy novel with mobile phones

Every evening, volunteers set out on bikes from Penny Dinners, delivering food and supplies to Cork’s homeless community. Donal O’Keeffe accompanied the Knight Riders on their rounds.Knight Riders bike around Cork city to deliver food to the homeless for Cork Penny Dinners

More From The Irish Examiner