Kenny Chesney ‘Jets’ to New Jersey: Photo of the Week
Avid football fan Kenny Chesney stopped by the New York Jets’ training camp today, to hang with Coach Rex Ryan and several of his players. Kenny is in New Jersey to play an already history-making show at the Meadowlands Stadium, where the Jets play. Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington and Zac Brown Band are also on tomorrow night’s (August 13) bill, which is the biggest single-ticket country show in the New York City/New Jersey area since 1983, when Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Linda Ronstadt drew more than 51,000 concertgoers to their joint show in the area.
“I don’t know if taking a chance is the right word, but to be honest with you it was a little bit of a risk to play Meadowlands Stadium,” Kenny tells USA Today. “But my whole touring life has been a risk. One day I said, ‘I want to be able to say I played the New York-New Jersey area and I did it in a football stadium.’ We almost did it two years ago, and so now I felt like the time was right. I’m glad I was right.”
‘The Boys of Fall’ singer is a familiar face around the NFL. In addition to his close friendship with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning — who has surprised fans on stage at Kenny’s shows a time or two, the country superstar once suited up as a free agent for a New Orleans Saints practice. Two years later, he celebrated alongside the Saints with a performance at their post-Super Bowl victory party. And when he’s not on the road, you can sometimes catch Kenny in the stands of Nashville’s LP Field, where his hometown Tennessee Titans play.
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