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Why Kenny Chesney and Tim
McGraw don’t still live on the same street in Nashville is beyond me. It sounds like they were the best of neighbors.
And that it was Faith Hill’s cooking that lured Chesney in. “I’d go there
to eat. Faith’s a great cook. I could sit in my house when I got off the road on a Sunday afternoon and eat a bag of Doritos
and watch football, or I could go over there and sit on Tim’s couch and eat Faith’s cooking,” Chesney
told People. “What would you do?” Then, as if that wasn’t reason enough to stay put, Chesney also tells the story
of how McGraw paid to make his pal’s house pool-ready. “When I toured with Tim in 2001, I bought a house and wanted to put
in a pool but had to build this wall into a hill to do it,” he said. “I didn’t want to spend the money. Anyway, McGraw paid
for that wall. That was awfully nice of him.” It’s hard to picture a world where Chesney can’t afford something — or one
where he eats Doritos, for that matter — but this story does a good job of retracing the steps that made the two country
stars such great friends.