Kenny Chesney was joined on stage by none other than Miranda Lambert at his concert on June 6 at Soldier’s Field in Chicago. The “Little Red Wagon” singer performed several of her own songs and then joined Chesney for a rendition of his hit “You and Tequila.”
“You and Tequila” was a number three duet for Chesney and Grace Potter in 2011 of his album Hemingway’s Whiskey. The song was originally performed individually by its co-songwriters Deana Carter and Matraca Berg.
After “You and Tequila,” Chesney and Lambert sang a cover of George Strait’s “Carried Away,” which fit fit perfectly with the theme of getting swept up in a romance.
Chesney explained, “‘We couldn’t do just one. And man, [Lambert]‘s a woman who loves George Strait as much as I do, so she understands the core of what “Carried Away” is all about.'”
The show broke attendance records at Soldier’s Field, selling 55,381 tickets. The previous record was held by — wait for it –Kenny Chesney. The singer credits the fans for making every show at Soldier’s Field memorable. “To play somewhere as historic as Soldier Field is truly an honor — and I think about it every time we’re there — but to have that audience who’re so wild and willing to share the music, that makes it one of those shows every single tour.”
Chesney also said that he is blown away by fans singing along with all of his songs every time he takes the stage during his current Big Revival tour. “Maybe it was the year off, but every night we’ve gone out, the band and I can really feel the crowd: their energy, their passion, the way they live these songs as much as love them. It knocks the breath out of you a little, hearing the way they sing something like “Anything But Mine” or “I Go Back” to you.”
Lambert isn’t expected to show up on any more of Chesney’s tour dates, but fans can expect to see other stars like Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, and Old Dominion.
Meanwhile Lambert is out on her own tour this summer.