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Kenny Chesney Congratulates Taylor Swift On Being Named Time’s Person Of The Year


Kenny Chesney took to social media Wednesday (December 6th) to congratulate Taylor Swift on being named Time’s 2023 Person of the Year.

He wrote, "Taylor, I knew looking in your eyes that first time on stage with us, you had 'it.' The hunger, that something special… A gift not everyone has to connect. It’s been awesome watching you shine! I’m glad TIME sees what I’ve always loved about your music, your art and you as a human being. I’m so proud of you and I love you.”

Swift told Time that she was supposed to open for Chesney when she was 17-years-old but had to back out because the sponsor was a beer company. The country star made it up to her by sending a check for her 18th birthday.

Swift recalled, “It was for more money than I’d ever seen in my life. I was able to pay my band bonuses. I was able to pay for my tour buses. I was able to fuel my dreams.”