Kenny Chesney played two shows over the weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to wrap the 2016 Spread the Love Tour.
Kenny Chesney brought his Spread The Love Tour to a close with 121,399 fans in Boston this weekend. One special fan got the spotlight as the superstar brought her onstage during a series of mashups.
After performing a mash-up of the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” Chesney brought a young woman named Kelly Swanson onstage. As he finished the song Chesney removed her baseball hat, revealing a bald head. He then took off his own cowboy hat and rubbed his head against hers. While he hugged her he sang, “Every little thing’s gonna be alright.” A poignant moment for the two and the audience who watched along, Chesney’s shows continue to be powerful ones.
“This night in Foxborough and the past 48 hours, I just wanna say one thing: shut the door, best night of our touring life ever! Cheers everybody,” the “Setting the World On Fire” singer said after the second show in Massachusetts.
Chesney extended his performance on his second of two shows with a cover of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy” with Old Dominion. Later, Miranda Lambert assisted on “You and Tequila” as well as a cover of George Strait’s “The Fireman.”
“This is why we do this,” Chesney said. “This right here. To play for people who love music so much, who commit so completely to what’s in these songs, who scream and shout and cheer like these fans! When you can find fans like that, you wanna do even better than you think possible … and with the No Shoes Nation, who we named right here, it really does inspire us to reach for new heights, possibilities.”
Kenny Chesney is set to make his annual trek to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts this weekend to close out his summer tour.
“It’s such a great way to end every year, you know, those two nights in Foxboro…we know we got a lot of family, a lot of friends, a lot of my island friends come there…a lot of them are from the New England area, and we go through so many ups and downs on any tour, but we get through all that knowing that we get those two nights in Boston and in New England there in Foxboro at Gillette Stadium,” Chesney said.
“It’s two nights of just a lot, lot of energy and a lot of fun, and it’s always bittersweet, because you know it’s great to be able to do what we do, and as tired as you are, and sometimes as tired as you want to get away from it you still don’t want to let it go either, so those nights are always bittersweet but they’re great,” he explained.
Introduced as a “brother” by Chesney — who also recalled that Rock “pissed off my Uncle Buck” when the two met some years before — Rock strode on stage sporting a lightweight fedora and a Detroit Lions vest. The two broke into a snippet of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider,” which segued into Rock’s hit “Cowboy,” much to the delight of the nearly 46,000 partisan fans in attendance.
The pair finished with a quick romp through David Allan Coe’s “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” before Rock exited, nearly forgetting the Lions vest he had taken off until Chesney returned it to him.
Kenny Chesney and P!NK’s new duet “Setting The World On Fire” is rapidly climbing up the charts.
Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” retains its #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
This marks the smash hit’s fourteenth week atop the listing, which ranks country songs based on combined activity from airplay, streaming and sales.
“H.O.L.Y.” concurrently retains the #1 position on Streaming Songs. It meanwhile falls one spot to #2 on Country Digital Songs and four places to #7 on Country Airplay.
Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire (featuring P!nk),” which claims #1 on the Country Digital Songs subchart, soars to #2 on Hot Country Songs. Based purely on its first few days of airplay, it debuted at #43 on last week’s Hot Country chart.
On the Hot 100 all-genre chart, Kenny and P!NK make a strong debut at #29.
As they do every so often, Forbes is out with a list of the top earning country musicians and Kenny Chesney is near the top of the list.
On his massive, multi-year World Tour, Garth Brooks has been piling up a nice chunk of change. According to a new Forbes list, the artist briefly known as Chris Gaines is this year’s highest-earning artist in all of country music.
Forbes recently released a list of the top-earning country artists, and the names at the top of the magazine’s ranking likely won’t surprise you: Kenny Chesney, who earns big bucks starring in ads for Corona beer and Costa sunglasses, ranked second behind Brooks, with a net worth of $56 million. Luke Bryan came in not far behind at No. 3, earning $53 million, and Toby Keith and Jason Aldean landed at No. 4 ($47.5 million) and No. 5 ($36.5 million), respectively. Shania Twain, the highest-paid woman in country music, earned the No. 7 spot, having brought in $27.5 million.
According to Forbes, their rankings are calculated by tabulating record sales data provided by Nielsen, touring numbers from Pollstar and “independent research on non-musical business ventures.” If you’re feeling a little broke compared to Chesney, Aldean and company, just remember: Their listed net worths do not include payouts for agents, managers and lawyers.