Review of Saturday’s Chesney Show in Philly

posted June 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

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by Josh Martn

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a review of Kenny Chesney’s concert last Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia: “Chesney caps five country acts”

Kenny Chesney’s stand-alone encore “Don’t Blink” tellingly capped his strong 20-song set Saturday night before a sell-out crowd at Lincoln Financial Field.

After a long program of five acts that began with Lady Antebellum at 4 p.m., the hugely popular country megastar offered 50,000 listeners an observation and a recommendation: Life’s fleeting, so keep your eyes open and take it all in.

That thesis of living now and looking back thoughtfully is a recurring theme in many of Chesney’s well-tooled hit songs – “There Goes My Life,” “I Go Back,” and “Back Where I Come From” played Saturday. Perhaps it is the true source of his appeal, far deeper than his good-timey, beachy-cowboy image as a Nashville version of Jimmy Buffett might suggest.

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Also view the set list from this show here.

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