Keno Brothers Blog
January 5th, 2018
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Kenny Chesney sings about a man devastated by the emotional scars of a marital breakup in his 1999 ballad "I Might Get Over You." In the song, Chesney's character clings to hope of someday reuniting with his true love and admits that he's still wearing his wedding ring — but not in the traditional way.



He sings, "I wear my ring on a chain now, instead of my hand / And I deal with your memories the best I can / I've even been out on a date or two / Someday I might get over you."

Written by Kent E. Blazy and Donald R. Ewing, "I Might Get Over You" appeared as the 11th and final track of Chesney's album Everywhere We Go. The album zoomed to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified 2X Platinum with more than two million albums sold.

Born in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1968, Chesney didn't realize he had musical talent until he received a cheap guitar for Christmas while attending college at East Tennessee State.

"My mom sings, so does my Aunt Sharon," he told Billboard magazine. "So I thought, 'Maybe I should accompany myself and see what happens.' All of a sudden, I was playing weekends at a fraternity house in Johnson City [Tennessee] and at a lot of bars."

Upon graduation in 1990, Chesney headed to Nashville to pursue a music career. He landed a regular gig at The Turf, a honky-tonk bar in the city's historic district, and started making a name for himself.

Two years later, he caught the eye of an executive from Opryland Music Group. Chesney performed five songs during an audition and scored with a songwriter's contract. In 1993, he would sign a recording contract with Capricorn Records.

Over the course of his 25-year career, Chesney has released more than 40 Top-10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Nearly 75% of those reached #1. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Chesney was named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association four times — 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The only other entertainer to have earned such a distinction is Garth Brooks.

In September of 2017, Chesney made headlines when he established a charitable fund to help victims of Hurricane Irma. The storm, which caused an estimated $66 billion in damage, left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, including the island of St. John, where Chesney owns a home.

We hope you enjoy the audio track of "I Might Get Over You." The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

"I Might Get Over You"
Written by Kent E. Blazy and Donald R. Ewing. Performed by Kenny Chesney.

Well, I opened my heart, and I let you in
I promised I'd never love again
And still doin' what I'd said I'd do
Someday I might get over you

I wear my ring on a chain now, instead of my hand
And I deal with your memories the best I can
I've even been out on a date or two
Someday I might get over you

Oh, I never thought I'd see it
But I think I see the light now
I know that what I have to do
Is get on with my life, but I can't take another day
I can't face another night, so I just take another breath
And let it go

If I could ever feel the way I felt
I'll take a chance with someone else
And if my heart takes chances too
Someday I might get over you

Oh, I never thought I'd see it
But I think I see the light now
I know that what I have to do
Is get on with my life, but I can't take another day
I can't face another night, so I just take another breath
And let it go

Well, I opened my heart, and I let you in
I promised I'd never love again
Right now it's still somethin' I can't do
Someday I might get over you

Though it may not be 'til my life is through
Someday I might get over you


Credit: Image by Craig ONeal (Kenny Chesney) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons