Midnight Chesney Show Caps The ’09 CMA Festival

posted June 15th, 2009 at 9:50 am

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by Josh Martn

The biggest act in country music closed out the 2009 CMA Music Festival on Sunday night at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a late night in Music City as Chesney didn’t take the stage until Midnight, but as usual he put on a rockin’ show:

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney closed the spectacular four-day event. Leading off with “Beer in Mexico,” Chesney led the crowd in his seasonal anthem “Summertime.”

Chesney said he hoped everyone could relate to “Out Last Night” tomorrow morning, which he sang before “Young.” After grabbing a sip of water, he asked, “Want me to play a little while longer?” A roar from the fans ensued, and the “hillbilly rock star” went on to sing “Living in Fast Forward.”

“I’m really proud to be back here this year,” he said. “Thank you for loving Country Music.” Chesney dedicated the next song, “I Go Back,” to Barry Beckett, an iconic musician and producer who passed away days earlier.

During “Don’t Happen Twice,” the Luttrell, Tenn. native sat down on the end of the stage to slap hands and shoot a photo with a fan’s camera. “Alright everybody, let’s see what you got this year,” he said. The fans instantly raised their hands, waving them from side to side in unison. Chesney capped his performance with his classic hit “She Thinks My Trator’s Sexy,” and fans exited the stadium while fireworks popped overhead.

View photos from Kenny’s CMA Festival performance here.

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(hat tip to Kayle for passing this review along)

Tagged in Photos, Show Reviews, Special Appearances, Tour


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