George Strait Hints About Plans with Chesney in 2014

posted May 15th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny and George - ACM'sIn an interview with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton, George Strait hinted that Kenny Chesney may be included in his 2014 farewell tour plans:

“We’ve got some surprises up our sleeve, so next year’s gonna be fun,” Strait tells Country Countdown USA‘s Lon Helton.

Though he doesn’t say exactly where or when Chesney might figure into those plans, Strait adds, “Kenny and I have been friends for a long time; we worked together in the stadium days, and other times, too. Don’t be surprised if you see him out next year with us somewhere. We’ve got some big plans.”

The pair recorded together on ‘Shiftwork,’ a No. 1 duet from 2007. Prior to that, Strait recalls that Chesney and Tim McGraw were touring with his George Strait Country Music Festival in 2000 when they pulled an infamous stunt that got them arrested. Chesney was reportedly riding a police officer’s horse backstage without permission, and when two officers tried to stop him, McGraw and his manager stepped in. A small scuffle ensued, and both stars were jailed. They were later cleared of all charges.

“I was there fixin’ to go onstage in Buffalo when he and Kenny got thrown in the pokey,” Strait recalls. “It was so funny because I got the word the police had them right as I was walking on stage. It was a heck of a night waitin’ up for those guys to get back in.”


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