Kenny throws a 37-song concert spectacular with five surprise guests.
Kenny Chesney pulled out all the stops last night at his sold-out concert to kick off his new Big Revival Tour. He played as though it were his very first concert or his last, and he just simply didn’t want to get off the stage. He played 37, (count ’em, 37!) songs during a three-hour show, which also was a celebration of his 47th birthday.
For his first tour in two years, Kenny started with a song off his recent The Big Revival album, “Drink It Up.” He followed that up with a mixture of old hits and new songs from the album. Then, 10 songs into the show, Taylor Swift walked out to join his for “Big Star.” Swift may have been repaying the favor; Kenny surprised concert-goers at one of her shows back in 2011.
Kenny’s next guest was his duet partner, Grace Potter. She joined him for “Wild Child” and would later come back out during the encore to sing their hit “You and Tequila.”
Next Kenny brought out an old country star and one of his most prolific writers, David Lee Murphy. The duo sang a couple classic 90s hits for Murphy, “Dust on the Bottle” and “Party Crowd.”
Uncle Kracker, with whom Kenny recorded the hit “When the Sun Goes Down” appeared for a four-song set which included a cover of Kid Rock’s “Cowboy.”
Finally, for an encore Kenny brought out Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh. Together they played a number of Eagles’ classics — Walsh, of course, being a member of the legendary band — and ending the night with “All Night Long.”
And after what was part celebration, part concert, but 100% unforgettable, Kenny finally exited the stage.
The night will go down as one of 2015’s most exciting events. It’s refreshing to see a major country star play like he is actually enjoying himself. Happy birthday, Kenny!