PHOTO: Kenny Chesney’s Newest Addition

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney never really considered himself to be a family man. He isn’t the kind of person to attach himself to something, and that’s exactly why a friend intervened, he tells PEOPLE magazine. Kenny added a new member to the Chesney household back in January – and now finds himself to be completely attached to him! For the first time in his life, Kenny is a proud dog owner. He found himself with a gold snickerdoodle named Pancho and now Kenny can’t see himself without his new best friend!

“A friend gave it to me and said, ‘Here, Kenny, you have to learn to attach to something!’ God’s honest truth!” Chesney tells PEOPLE. “Now, I love the guy.”

Looks like the puppy is fitting right in with the summer superstar. Pancho already loves being out on the water with his owner:

“That little guy, he’ll eat everything in sight – whether it’s edible or not – and he loves the water,” Chesney says. “I took him down to my boat, and he jumps right off.”

It’s sounding like fans can keep their eyes out for the newest roadie out on the Brothers of the Sun tour – Kenny is thinking about bringing Pancho out on the bus with him and Tim McGraw.

“The plan is to take him on tour,” he says. “We’ll see if he’s got what it takes.”

Make sure you pick up the latest edition of PEOPLE Country to read all about the Brothers of the Sun tour, and to see a picture of Kenny and Tim back in the day. The issue is out on stands right now.


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