Kenny Chesney: 'I really need time away.'
The country music superstar has been on the concert circuit annually since 1993, but he's devoting 2010 to other projects ... including himself.
"I wanted to take a mental break from being me for a minute," he explains to Zap2it. "That's why I'm working really hard to get all the stuff I've got to out of the way. I really need time away."
Chesney is back in the studio recording a new album, due this fall; he's also putting the finishing touches on his 3-D concert movie, slated for release Wednesday, Apr. 21.