See Kenny Chesney And Kelsea Ballerini’s I Go Back Tour Setlists

Chesney’s I Go Back Tour kicked off with a bang.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 24, 2023


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Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini

Kenny Chesney kicked off his I Go Back Tour with a sold-out show at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia on Thursday evening (March 23).

For approximately two hours, Chesney took the capacity crowd of 13,017 fans on a journey through three decades of hits and fulfilled his promise to fans to include some surprises within his nearly 30-song setlist. 

Kelsea Ballerini was on hand as direct support with a 50-minute set that included her earliest radio hits like “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” as well as tracks from her brand-new project, Rolling Up The Welcome Mat.

Ahead of the show, Chesney teased “some real surprises” in the setlist, including “a couple songs we’ve not played in a long time.”

He more than delivered on that promise. 

Thursday night’s show marked the return of several songs to Chesney’s setlist, from his 1999 chart-topper, “How Forever Feels,” to other favorites like “Don’t Happen Twice,” “The Good Stuff,” “Big Star,” and more.

In the midst of his headlining set, Chesney invited Kelsea Ballerini back to the stage to perform “Wild Child,” a tune that originally features Grace Potter, and their chart-topping duet, “Half Of My Hometown.” 

Presented by Blue Chair Bay, The I Go Back Tour finds the East Tennessee native returning to his roots as he visits arenas and cities that he played on his rise to superstardom.  

While the venues may be smaller than the massive NFL stadiums he played last summer, Chesney brought the same energy and the same large-scale production to the stage, once again making his ticket a must-buy for all country fans this summer. 

I wanted to bring all the power and all of the passion that we have at those stadium shows,” Chesney said post-show. “I want every single person who’s in the room to know how much we love them, to feel as good as they’ve ever felt and to go home hoarse from the cheering and singing. Charlottesville, Virginia sure made the opening night feel like the biggest stadiums.”

Kenny Chesney’s I Go Back Tour Setlist 

Til It’s Gone

Beer In Mexico

We Do

Here And Now



Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Somewhere With You

I Go Back

Get Along

The Good Stuff

Big Star

Save It For A Rainy Day

When The Sun Goes Down

All The Pretty Girls

Living In Fast Forward



Wild Child (feat. Kelsea Ballerini)

Half Of My Hometown (feat. Kelsea Ballerini)

American Kids

Setting The World On Fire

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 

Out Last Night

How Forever Feels

Anything But Mine

Don’t Happen Twice

Beer Can Chicken (Snippet)

Kelsea Ballerini’s I Go Back Tour Setlist 

Love Is A Cowboy

The Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” (interlude)

Hole In The Bottle


Love Me Like You Mean It


Yeah Boy

If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)

You’re Drunk, Go Home



Muscle Memory

Peter Pan

Miss Me More

Kenny Chesney’s I Go Back 2023 Tour Dates


25 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center

30 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena


1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

6 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

8 – Wilkes-Barre Township, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

12 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC

14 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater

16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Tortuga Music Festival*

22 – North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena

25 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

27 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena

29 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum


4 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena at The Mark

6 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

9 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center

11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center

13 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

18 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

20 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center

25 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium

27 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf

23 – Endicott, NY – En-Joie Golf Course*


22 – Des Moines, IA – Hy-Vee Indy Race*

*festival/one-off show dates

Kenny Chesney’s 2022 Here And Now Tour closed out last year as one of the biggest tours of any genre, landing behind only Bad Bunny, Elton John, Motley Crue/Def Leppard, and Harry Styles. He’s the only country artist to land a slot on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 years for the last 14 and ended 2022 by playing to a whopping 1.3 million people.

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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.