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Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour Kicks Off with Huge Surprises

Photo Courtesy of  Rick Diamond/Getty

Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty

Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour kicked off last night in Nashville and he kept fans partying until after midnight with a set that lasted over 3 hours!

Kicking off the party were Chase Rice and Jake Owen.  Jake isn’t new to the big stage and there was not an empty seat in the house when his bare feet and smokin’ hot new haircut took the stage for his always high energy set!

Kenny – clad in a dark sleeveless Grace Potter and the Nocturnals t-shirt – hit Nashville like a house a-fire. From the opening of the New Orleans funeral drum corps/street preacher noir film until the last ringing note of Joe Walsh’s hard-charging “All Night Long,” the East Tennessean showed how much he missed the fans since he walked offstage after two sold-out nights at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium in 2013.

In a 36 song set that took 13 songs to get to a ballad, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year relentlessly moved across the stage, held the center, engaged the fans and delivered the kind of impassioned performance that made Chesney the only Country Artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years. Opening with “Drink It Up” from his 13th #1 The Big Revival, the show was a romp featuring not just his hits but many of his guests’ best loved songs.

Photo Courtesy of  Rick Diamond/Getty

Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty

Taylor Swift took the stage as the living embodiment of everything Chesney’s girl-with-a-dream “Big Star” represents, singing hard and showing off an explosive power in her delivery. As the song swung into its final verse, the pair swept a young girl out of the audience and with a nod to the future, let her help sing the final chorus.

Photo Courtesy of  Rick Diamond/Getty

Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty

That spirit of friendship permeated. Grace Potter emerged from the shadows, providing yearning harmonies on the current single “Wild Child.” She would return to kick-off the night’s six-song encore, just Chesney and a pair of guitars on the yearning “You & Tequila.” Uncle Kracker reprised the pair’s six week #1, “When the Sun Goes Down,” then performed his breakthrough “Follow Me” and the 28-week Adult Contemporary #1 cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.”

Photo Courtesy of  Rick Diamond/Getty

Photo Courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty

There were redneck songwriters – David Lee Murphy, who wrote “Living In Fast Forward,” “Pirate Flag,” “Flora-Bama,” performed his #1 “Dust on the Bottle,” as well as “Party Crowd” from his gold 1994 debut Out With A Bang. There were Rock and Roll Hall of Famers – Joe Walsh, who not only led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to the headliner, but scorched “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “All Night Long” and “Life’s Been Good” with a ferocity that scalded the AOR classics.

There were nakedly intimate moments: Chesney and guitar on his signature “Old Blue Chair,” alone in a spotlight on the thrust with only Wyatt Beard on keyboards for the multiple week #1 “There Goes My Life.” For “Anything But Mine,” the paean to a summer love, so many fans held lighters and cell phones with flames aloft, the crowd was almost brighter than the stage.

“Rock Bottom” hit hard. Later newcomer Harmoni Kelley McCarty’s feverish take on AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” exploded into the GRAMMY-nominated “American Kids.”

Kenny is a huge sell out when it comes to tours, having no problem selling out stadiums all over.  Stadium shows to me, are not as much fun normally.  They usually leave the fans feeling a sense of disconnect because of the massive space between the artists and the fans.  But I must admit, after seeing many different artists perform on that stage in Nashville over the years Bridgestone Arena didn’t feel large enough to hold what Kenny Chesney gave to his fans last night.

With two sold-out Bridgestone Arena shows starting his The Big Revival 2015 Tour, Chesney is already leaning into summer with a vengeance. His Corona Light sponsored tour finds him playing 55 dates, including 22 stadiums between now and the end of August – and it looks like the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of the Road” has no plans to secede his crown.

That crowd was awesome,” Chesney enthused. “Talk about the greatest birthday present! Hearing them sing those songs back at me: it’s why the No Shoes Nation rocks. Nobody loves music like they do, and I am always amazed by how hard they throw that energy at us.”

Kenny plays Bridgestone Arena again tonight before moving on to Columbia, S.C., Saturday.

Keep up with Kenny online at KennyChesney.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @kennychesney.

Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Sara Evans & MORE to Rock Stagecoach!!

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AXS TV is unveiling its first glimpse at the artist lineup for the network’s broadcast of the 10th Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, on Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. The line-up includes some of the hottest bands on the circuit today such as ZZ Top, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. The festival will air each evening, starting at 9pE/6pP. This is the third consecutive year that AXS TV will broadcast the fan-favorite event, presenting 21 hours of coverage as the genre’s biggest stars take the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Additional artists will be added to AXS TV’s broadcast schedule closer to the event.

Over the last decade, Stagecoach has firmly established itself as California’s premier Country music festival, delivering a one-of-a-kind experience spanning decades of well-known classics and modern hits. AXS TV is giving viewers a front row seat to the action with seven hours of coverage kicking off on Friday, April 24th, with a fully loaded lineup featuring radio kings Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”) and Kip Moore (“Beer Money”); Western swing ensemble The Time Jumpers, featuring the legendary Vince Gill and Kenny Sears (“So Far Apart”); family four-piece Parmalee (“Carolina”); indie sensation Sturgill Simpson (“Just Let Go”); and Brooklyn outfit The Lone Bellow (“Then Came The Morning”).

Then, on Saturday, April 25th, tune in for an A-list roster of established favorites and exciting up-and-comers featuring superstar hit maker Dierks Bentley (“Drunk On A Plane,” “I Hold On”); Nashville sensation Justin Moore (“Small Town USA”); classic rock icons ZZ Top (“Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’”); and Country quartet the Eli Young Band (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”).

The channel closes out the weekend on Sunday, April 26, with unforgettable performances from beloved brother-sister trio The Band Perry (“If I Die Young,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”); soulful songstress Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger,” “Born to Fly”); Southern Rock heroes George Thorogood & the Destroyers (“Bad To The Bone”) and The Outlaws (“Green Grass & Tides”); and chart-topping newcomers Maddie & Tae (“Girl In A Country Song”).

In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals—opening with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 17—Stagecoach viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festival/Stagecoach

Top Country Tweets of the Week March 16th-22nd

brad tweet

  1. @BradPaisley · WAIT! I know this..What is a… Oooh…what is a… Hmmm… RT @BP_Nation: question on JEOPARDY

jake tweet

  1. @jakeowen · Getting Pearly’s toes painted today. Gotta spoil the girls
  1. @bretteldredge ·  I’m getting up at the butt crack of dawn to chase some turkeys! Talk to Ya at the butt crack! Night
  1. @austinlwebb · Windows down jammin to @taylorswift13 1989!

kellie tweet

6.@kelliepickler  ·  Kicking’ it poolside with Peanut… :) https://instagram.com/p/0WJfg4r2v4/

  1. @ladyantebellum ·just landed back in the states. 60 hours of flying, 28,000 miles, 40,000 fans in 3 weeks around the world. I need a day of golf, ha.- ck

miranda tweet

  1. @mirandalambert ·  Cheers yall! https://instagram.com/p/0WMZt2DPhU/

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride · I found my vacation drink jam #tequilacranberrylime https://instagram.com/p/0ZASikE5gO/

blake tweet

  1. @blakeshelton ·  “@mirandalambert: I like this version of you. It doesn’t talk shit! #cardboardhusband #love ” Where is your hand?!
  1. @davidnail ·  Retro Jordan’s all over Kentucky’s feet. We’re these kids even born when these came out originally? Not the ones I see…

Top Country Tweets of the Week February 23rd-March 1st

dierks tweet

  1. @DierksBentley ·  partied w/ @countryknights for 1yr ann of #Riser. pic of big rhythm doug and @mirandalambert wannabe shelby shelton..

miranda tweet

  1. @mirandalambert · I love @raelynnofficial & @gwensebastian! Inked in perfect harmony! #TattoosInTulsa #certifiedplatinumtour #sisters

brad tweet

  1. @BradPaisley · Thoughts &prayers with @williamshatner today. Sorry for your loss buddy. What a friendship you & Leonard had.
  1. @bretteldredge · So… “MMMMM Bop” by Hanson randomly started playing on my phone…gonna be a weird day…Bring it!

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride · A little after show snack at In-N-Out with @internadam and friends #yum #thankscalifornia https://instagram.com/p/zm5Ddlk5kD/
  1. @blakeshelton ·  Dear @MattMorrett.. What’s the worst you ever had to shit while turkey hunting?
  1. @carrieunderwood Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I now have an official Pinterest! Hopefully I can figure out how to use it! https://www.pinterest.com/carrieunderwood/ …

Austin webb tweet

  1. @austinlwebb · Me & @kristianbush keepin it real watching @FoodNetwork ​ in the #streamsound suite #CRS2015

lady a tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum ·  off to begin our European/ Australian tour. just can’t seem to get any time away from each other, ha – c
  1. @jakeowen · Dear Spring, There is this dude named Winter who’s really messing up my vibe. Can you come to town, get rid of him,and hang for a while?

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