Kenny Chesney said it best during his song "Don't Blink:" "Don't blink / Life goes faster than you think / So don't blink."

This holds steadfast when it comes to Chesney's career.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Chesney's debut album, In My Wildest Dreams, which was released in April of 1994. That project featured "The Tin Man" as a radio hit, but it also had a song that was written and recorded by Keith Whitley, "I Want My Rib Back."

Compare the two versions here and then listen to the modern hitmaker reflect on 30 years during his Taste of Country Nights, On Demand interview:

Chesney's version has slightly more pop and production than Whitley's version, and Chesney for sure was able to make his version somewhat unique from Whitley's.

I had the chance to sit down for an in-depth interview with Chesney on Taste of Country Nights, On Demand, and even he didn't realize that 2024 marks the 30th year of his debut album.

I asked the "Take Her Home" singer if he was doing anything special for the 30th anniversary of In My Wildest Dreams, and he was kind of not prepared to unpack that yet.

"Well, I, I don't know yet," he said, laughing at the same time. "It's crazy to think about, isn't it?"

Chesney added, "Hopefully I'll be writing a song somewhere to celebrate it, ya know?"

The superstar also tole me that he expects to drop an album in 2024, he's just not certain about the exact timeframe.

Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 120 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Morgan Wallen, + more! 

PICTURES: See Inside Kenny Chesney's Spectacular $11.5 Million Tennessee Estate

Kenny Chesney has sold his 4-bedroom, 9-bathroom, 12,599-square-foot hilltop estate in Tennessee for $11.5 million, and pictures show an opulent Mediterranean villa that is lavish even by the standards of other celebrity mansions.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

PICTURES: See Inside Kenny Rogers' Staggering California Estate

Kenny Rogers developed a taste for fine living early in his success. His ultra-lavish mansion in Bel Air, Calif., an estate called Lionsgate, was opulent even by celebrity standards. The 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom home totals 23,988 square feet of space, and it sits on 1.63 acres of some of the most expensive real estate in California.

The lavish interior includes a master suite that encompasses more than 3,000 square feet, three separate living rooms, seven fireplaces, a billiards room, a formal study, a private 12-seat theater with leather seats, a climate-controlled wine room that opens onto a saltwater pool, three steam showers and a large dry sauna. The property also features an outdoor glass elevator that leads to a large ballroom party space with an attached guest suite and a professional-sized gym.

The exterior of the house is just as lavish, including an outdoor living area with heated floors and a fully equipped bar, a tennis court with stadium lighting and a viewing area, a hot tub and extensive landscaping. Realtor.com calls Lionsgate the "most prestigious luxury estate" in Bel Air, boasting "possibly the best views in Los Angeles."

According to Business Insider, Rogers purchased the estate in the 1970s, and he added the lions to the gate and christened the home Lionsgate. He sold it in 1983 for $5.8 million, according to Variety, and the property most recently sold in 2015 for a staggering $46.25 million.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

Here Are Keith Whitley's Top 10 Songs

Keith Whitley died on May 9, 1989, but his music lives on. The traditional country singer's smooth baritone-tenor marks his best songs from a half-decade worth of records and many more years' worth of proper romanticizing. Whitley is perhaps more cherished by the current generation of country stars than he was at the time of his death, leading to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022.

Radio hits, an under-appreciated album cut, a vintage cover song and one fine duet mark this list of the Top 10 Keith Whitley songs.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

More From Quick Country 96.5