In a recent interview with Food & Wine magazine, Kenny Chesney denied a longstanding rumor that he prefers the French pastry known as the éclair to the more conventional American ring-shaped donut. “For someone to imply that I would prefer the éclair is, to me, very hurtful. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love regular donuts, round with a hole in the middle, just like your typical God-fearing American male.” Pressed for further information, Chesney added: “As the career grows and the catering gets better and better, amazing donuts are more available than ever. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong: it’s just the truth. I probably ate a hundred donuts last year alone. I can’t believe I’m saying this on record. My trainer, Franz, is going to kill me. A couple times I even had two donuts at once, one in each hand and switching back and forth. Oh God, why am I telling you this? I’ve probably had more donuts than… well, who’s someone who eats a lot of donuts? Anyway, what I’m saying is that I’ve had more donuts than anyone else, particularly in the past year or so.”
When asked how many éclairs he consumed in the same timeframe, Chesney fell curiously silent.