George Jones Surprises Kenny at Lexington Show

posted May 15th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney took the Goin’ Coastal Tour to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday night for a show at Rupp Arena, playing for nearly 15,000 fans. And those fans were in for a special treat when a country music legend made a surprise appearance…

So how do you surprise a crowd when it’s been given everything it wanted and expected? Easy. You surprise the host.

And how does one accomplish that? Like this: at the program’s half-way point, marked by the folkish, anthemic 2004 ballad Anything But Mine, out walked George Jones. The George Jones. There was no reason, no occasion. There was nothing to plug. It was simply a cameo by a certified legend that no one – least of all, Chesney – saw coming.

Joking that he has entertained most of the parents of the audience on hand at Rupp, Jones launched into an impromptu version of I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair with Chesney’s band cautiously following him. He then left as unassumingly as he entered before Chesney called him back to sing Jones’ heartbreak classic He Stopped Loving Her Today.

(hat tip Rosi)


Tagged in Related Artists, Special Appearances, Tour

  • rosi

    Where did you get that pic of them Josh? Is that Tracy Lawrence behind them? I just think it must have been so cool to see Kenny’s face on the jumbotron when he had NO idea when he heard the voice………what a great surprise to pull off.  

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      It’s just a file photo I found. It’s not from this weekend 

  • DEMITA NOLAN

    HOW AMAZING THIS HAD TO BE…WOW..WHY COULDN’T THIS HAPPEN IN JACKSONVILLE ON THE 12TH WHEN KENNY WAS THERE…HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY IS MINE & MY HUSBAND’S SONG TOGETHER & HE’S UNDER HOSPICE CARE @ HOME DUE TO HAVING LYMPHOMA CANCER & LIVER FAILURE & GEORGE JONES IS MY HUSBAND’S FAVORITE COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER & HAS BEEN FOR THE 33 YEAR’S WE HAVE SHARED TOGETHER ALREADY..MY HUSBAND WAS NOT WITH ME @ KENNY’S CONCERT IN JAX BUT THE THOUGHT OF HOW LUCKY THE KENTUCKY FAN’S WERE TO NOT ONLY SEE KENNY BUT TO SEE GEORGE JONES TOO..I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW AWESOME THE POSSUM WAS..LOVE THIS THREAD CHESNEY WORLD!

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