Brantley Gilbert Added to Chesney/Aldean Tour Stops

posted October 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

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by Josh Martn

news_brantleyKenny Chesney and Jason Aldean will have some company for their 10 stadium shows next summer: up-and-comer Brantley Gilbert.

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” Chesney says in a release. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock — and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

Gilbert is known for not just his No. 1 hits, but also the songs he’s written for others. It’s clear he and Aldean have musical compatibility, since Gilbert co-wrote ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ as well as ‘My Kind of Party.’ Chesney says that’s the type of music he looks for in a live show, which is yet another reason he added Gilbert to the bill.

“As a fan, when I go to a show, I want the music to hit me in the chest and make me feel something all night long,” the star explains. “I want to have the time of my life, for the fans to hit every possible emotion — and make me feel everything humanly possible. When we started looking at acts to take out in 2015, especially having been off the road this year, I wanted to make sure the people that I brought were gonna be as committed to reaching the fans in the back of the stadium as I am.”

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