WATCH: Kenny Chesney Shares Sweet Moment With His Mom Karen On Stage In Denver

Kenny Chesney shocked fans when he brought his mom, Karen Chandler, out on stage during his concert at Empower Field…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 31, 2022

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Kenny Chesney and Mom, Karen Chandler; Photos via TikTok

Kenny Chesney shocked fans when he brought his mom, Karen Chandler, out on stage during his concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on the Here And Now Tour on Saturday (July 30). 

The country superstar sweetly wrapped his arm around his mother while he performed “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” a duet that originally features Chesney alongside David Lee Murphy and appears on Murphy’s 2018 album, No Zip Code.

Kenny Chesney and his mom, Karen; Photo via TikTok
Kenny Chesney and his mom, Karen; Photo via TikTok

In a clip shared by a fan named Kristina Berger, the East Tennessee native and his mom are seen walking across the massive stage as Chesney sings the tune to the 60,023 fans in attendance. Throughout the performance, Chesney even passed the microphone to his mom to sing with him during the chorus.

“Give mom a big round [of applause],” Chesney shouted as his mother exited the stage.

Chesney remains close with his mother and previously opened up to his record label about lessons he learned from his mom.

“I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from my mom is just, no matter what life throws at you, is just to take a step back and a deep breath and just still take life as it comes. She’s been through a lot in her life. And she’s handled it. And she’s come it, I believe, with a lot of grace and a lot of style. And I’ve learned a lot from that. She has taught me a lot directly and indirectly. And she’s a hard worker, but she loves life. And I thank God that I got my love of life from her.”

Karen previously attended red carpet events with Chesney, including the 2010 premiere of his live concert DVD, Kenny Chesney’s Summer in 3D, among several others. 

Chesney’s performance at Empower Field at Mile High marked his fifth time headlining the home of the Denver Broncos.

Also during the show, Peyton Manning, former Broncos Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer, joined the eight-time Entertainer of the Year during the football anthem, “The Boys of Fall.” 

Kenny Chesney’s Here And Now Tour 2022 kicked off on Saturday, April 23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 41-city tour runs through August 27 with back-to-back nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Tickets are available now, HERE.

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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.