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Chesney Breaks a Record and Melts Hearts in New Jersey

posted August 17th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney set a new record at MetLife Stadium with a total of 58,642 fans in attendance for The Big Revival Tour. He also melted the hearts of everyone there when he kissed a woman with special needs on the lips at her request.

A young woman with Down Syndrome shouted from the crowd to come up on stage with the singer. He gladly lifted her to the stage where she shared some special moments with Chesney– including a kiss! “I just want to let you know,” said the young woman, “Kenny Chesney is my true love. He inspires me, and right now, I want to kiss him on the lips. Do you want to see it?” Chesney laughed and obliged before the fan continued.

“His music got me through the toughest times. His music inspires me. The reason why I want to be on the stage was because my grandfather’s dream was to see me up here, to sing with Kenny. Do you want to see me sing more with Kenny Chesney? Because I’ve been doing it for 24 years.” Chesney turned to the crowd and announced, “This is the reason we write songs. Right here!” Together they went to the main mic as Chesney sang his recent #1, “Wild Child.” “That young woman had so much heart, so much spirit,” Chesney said of the show-stopping fan. “She was just fearless and true and wanted to tell people what was on her mind. Talk about inspiring all of us about how to live our lives.”




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Chesney to Headline Orlando Country Festival in 2016

posted August 12th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney has been named as one of the headliners of the 2016 Runaway Country Music Festival in Orlando next March.

The fest is relocating from Melbourne to the Orlando area, meaning it’s just the road for Tampa Bay fans. And considering the A-list lineup Runaway 2016 is building, we’re betting plenty will make the trip.

Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Jake Owen will headline Runaway Country’s 2016 lineup, organizers announced today. Joining them are Old Dominion, Craig Wayne Boyd, Maddie and Tae, Grayson Rodgers, Johnny Bulford and Lockhart, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and several big-name acts yet to be announced.

The festival is March 18-20 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, about 90 minutes east of Tampa and just off the Florida Turnpike. Campsites are on sale now for all three days, or if you just want tickets, they’re $89 per day ($159-$189 reserved seating) or $129 ($299-$319) for the weekend. Parking and campground services are extra.



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Attendance Record Broken at Arrowhead Stadium

posted August 4th, 2015 at 10:06 am

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney, along with Jason Aldean, played Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday for the fourth time in the last five years and broke an attendance record set in 1994.

Headlining a bill that included co-headliner Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, Chesney drew a crowd of 57,368, according to officials with the Kansas City Chiefs, breaking the stadium record of 56,132, set by Pink Floyd in June 1994.

The largest concert crowd at Arrowhead may have been the most raucous, too. For more than two hours, Chesney and his band fired one hit after another at the throng that surrounded them, and each time it responded like fans watching their favorite sports team win a playoff game.

Chesney’s was the fifth set of a show that started at 4:30 p.m., when the stage and much of the crowd was bathed in sun and heat. The openers included Old Dominion, a five-piece standard country-rock band from Tennessee that played its singles, “Shut Me Up” and “Break Up With Him.”



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