Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney Look Back on Their 21-Year Friendship

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney Tour and Friendship
Tim McGraw (left) and Kenny Chesney

updated 06/04/2012 at 11:40 AM EDT

originally published 06/08/2012 08:20AM

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney have been in the country music biz long enough to know what fans want – and what they don't.

"I tell you what we won't be doing on tour – love ballad duets!" Chesney, 44, tells PEOPLE Country's July issue. "That time of night, in a football stadium, they want it loud and fast. That's what we'll give them."

The friends and touring buddies also give country fans tons of insight into their 21-year friendship in the new issue, including what Chesney thinks of McGraw's wife, Faith Hill, what their moms have in common, and what they've enjoyed doing together over the years.





"Being arrested!" joked McGraw, 45. "We'll try not to do that again."

For much more on McGraw and Chesney's tour and their friendship – including a priceless photo of the boys back in 1995 – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE Country, on newsstands Friday

Plus: For free music from artists like Kellie Pickler and Kip Moore go to people.com/free

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