Kenny Chesney Ready To Bring the ‘Love’ and ‘Raw Energy’ To Nashville’s Nissan Stadium
Kenny Chesney is making his long-awaited return to Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on Saturday evening when his Here And Now Tour…
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Kenny Chesney is making his long-awaited return to Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on Saturday evening when his Here And Now Tour 2022 rolls through Music City. The show marks Chesney’s first gig in Nashville since 2018 and he’s more than ready for his return to the home of the Tennessee Titans.
“Playing Nashville is one of those places where it’s really easy to [open our hearts] because the relationship has been built for years,” Chesney told The Tennesseean ahead of Saturday’s show. “The love is already there.”
The East Tennessee native, who says his last time in Nashville was “one of the most magical nights” of his life, began preparing for the Here And Now Tour in February. With its official kick-off in Tampa, FL on April 23, the tour is now a well-oiled machine, making its way from city to city with top-notch production.
The stadium shows boast a massive, 220-foot wide stage that ascends almost three stories into the air when being built and feature 126 LED Robe Forte light fixtures and 60 JDC1 strips on the floor for footlights It’s one of the biggest tours in the business, however, audiences shouldn’t expect to see fireworks or cryo on the Here And Now Tou. Instead, they should come prepared for an energy-filled show packed full of hits.
“For the most part, what people are used to, especially with me — we’re not a big believer in smoke and mirrors,” the eight-time Entertainer of the Year told the publication. “All they’re going to see and feel is raw energy and that’s it. That is our pyro.”
With a 26-song setlist that spans his celebrated career in country music, Chesney is ready to bring his A-game.
Parking lots at Nissan Stadium open at 2 pm, gates open at 4 pm, and music begins at 5 pm.
Joining Chesney in Nashville are Carly Pearce (5 pm), Old Dominion (5:45 pm), Dan + Shay (7:05 pm). Kenny Chesney will take the stage at 8:50 pm.
A limited number of tickets are available for purchase HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.