Luke Combs, Kenny Chesney, Morgan Wallen & More Hang With Peyton Manning at Nashville Bar

Some of country music’s biggest stars joined football icon Peyton Manning for a Saturday night hang in Nashville. Luke Combs,…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 20, 2020


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Some of country music’s biggest stars joined football icon Peyton Manning for a Saturday night hang in Nashville.

Luke Combs, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen and Cole Swindell joined Manning at the Cross Eyed Critters Watering Hole at the Graduate Hotel and a few of the country stars documented the fun-filled evening on Instagram.

Wallen, a longtime Tennessee Volunteers fan, shared a photo of himself with fellow East Tennessee native Chesney and former UT football star Manning, writing, “Just a few of them East Tennessee boys.”

His post garnered nearly 500,000 comments, with many fans expressing their jealously over their superstar hangout and deeming the trio the best “squad.”

Chesney later shared the same snap with the caption, “What a blast. Happy holidays Morgan and Peyton.”


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Swindell also shared a photo from the evening, with the caption, “CHRISTMAS CARD.”

The “Single Saturday Night” singer’s post was flooded with comments, including one from Chris Lane.

“ jealous…what a crew 🤘🏼,” he wrote.


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The superstars’ hang came after the Tennessee Volunteers faced off against the Texas A&M Aggies at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday. The Volunteers, however, didn’t pull off a win and lost to the Aggies 13 to 34.

Manning, who is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, has a long history with Chesney. They have even shared the stage at some of the superstar’s concerts, including his first-ever stadium show on June 7, 2003. Manning joined Chesney on stage in front of 61,780 people at Neyland Stadium to sing “Back Where I Come From.”

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Update: An earlier version of this article stated that they were together at Peyton Manning’s bar in Knoxville, however, the story has now been updated to reflect the proper location. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.