I think if there was anyone in the country music genre that has successfully sang songs that were not only fun, catchy, party worthy but also combined solid meaning it would be Kenny Chesney. After all, who doesn't think of sitting on a beach, drinking a beverage while Kenny's soft voice serenades you? Surely I'm not the only one.
So if Kenny were to step up and say some of these recent songs were objectifying women and that country music is more than bikini babes, would you agree?
In an article from PEOPLE that's exactly what he did. Here's what the article said:
"In the last several years, a lot of the songs about women have been written in kind of an objectifying way," he says in a new interview with radio.com. "If you didn't wear cut-off jeans or a bikini top, or sit on a tailgate and drink, then you really weren't worthy, you didn't really add up."
When talking about the song 'Wild Child' on his brand new album, he really stresses he wanted to honor all the women who don't fit that cut-offs and bikini babe stereotype because they're exactly the women he finds most appealing.
"All the women that have been in my life – in my family or that I chased, fell in love with and out of love with, my island friends, my hippie New England friends – they all had this idea of the 'wild child' in them, and I thought about all of them when I was writing the song."
He continues, "I think it's an important song, because it's saying that they don't have to be this one thing that's been sung about over and over again recently. And I'm proud of that, that we wrote a song that lifts up a woman in that way."
Sigh. He's like a modern day romeo here to save the day.