SATURDAY night (8/11) was another evening of record-breaking attendance for BLUE CHAIR/WARNER BROS./WEA artist KENNY CHESNEY and his “2018 TRIP AROUND THE SUN TOUR.” This time, CHESNEY was closer to home, as 55,182 fans packed NASHVILLE’s NISSAN STADIUM for more than two hours of familiar and new hits. Between ACM and CMA, honors, CHESNEY is an eight-time Entertainer Of The Year trophy winner, and he showed why, taking full command of a packed stadium crowd from the start, with an extended, blazing rendition of “Beer In MEXICO.” Drenched in sweat, but seemingly never winded, CHESNEY covered every possible square inch of a super-sized and extended stage on a hot Summer night. CHESNEY was joined mid-set by REVIVER RECORDS’ DAVID LEE MURPHY, who teamed for their recent #1 single, “Everything’s Gonna be Alright.” MURPHY also played his classics, “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd,” the latter of which was entirely on point for the evening.
Also on the bill, EMI NASHVILLE’s BRANDON LAY, RCA NASHVILLE’s OLD DOMINION, and VALORY MUSIC CO. artist THOMAS RHETT. SATURDAY’s attendance broke the previous record set in 2014 when boy band ONE DIRECTION hit MUSIC CITY. NISSAN STADIUM, home to the NFL’s TENNESSEE TITANS, was one of 19 stadium stops on this year’s tour for CHESNEY. Next up: MET LIFE STADIUM in EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, home to the NFL’s NEW YORK GIANTS and JETS.