Kenny Chesney Offers Jason Aldean Advice
Kenny Chesney was one of the first country artists to sell out stadiums, so he knows a thing or two about how to entertain a large crowd.
The Tennessee native, who famously played to a packed house in 2003, when he performed at Knoxville’s Neyland stadium, has since played in dozens of large arenas, including the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. So when his good friend, Jason Aldean, was ready to perform in his home state of Georgia at the Bulldogs' Sanford Stadium, he reached out with a few words of wisdom.
“He’s like, ‘Man, it’s gonna be a lot of stuff going on. Lot of craziness. Media, everything,’” Aldean recalls (quote via Country Weekly). “He’s like, ‘It’s gonna be hard to enjoy it just because it’s gonna be so crazy, but take it all in, because it’s gonna be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.’"
Thankfully, fans who were unable to attend Aldean's sold-out April show can still catch the singer in action. The concert was included on Aldean's upcoming 'Night Train to Georgia' DVD, which will be released on Oct. 15.
“That day in Athens will always be one of my proudest accomplishments,” Aldean notes. “I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point where I can go into a stadium like Sanford, which I’ve idolized my whole life, and leave a mark. I watch it back now to remember the details, because it was all overwhelming and a pretty surreal moment for me.”