He says it's about a spark that catches fire when you meet the right person. "Sometimes you get that connection with someone that is so on fire that it's fun to watch everyone around you stop and stare."
Illinois comes out on September 11th. And here is a sneak peek of "Fire".
The four-day extravaganza brought in $60.4 million in direct visitor spending, which includes spending by those with tickets to the festival and those who just dropped a few bucks at various venues surrounding the event.
This year's festival was the most successful for Nashville in the event's history.
Kenny says, “When they asked, I thought they were kidding. Nobody ever wants to see the sweat, or the aching backs, or the amount of steel and flooring that goes into setting one of these big shows up. But they said they did, and we figured, ‘Why not?’ "
Robin's interview with Kenny will air next week.
The award, established in 2007 by the Library of Congress, celebrates the work of an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding.
Willie will receive the prize in Washington, D.C. in November.