Jake Owen, Chase Rice and Cole Swindell Added to Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour
Jake Owen, Chase Rice and Cole Swindell will join Chesney at select Big Revival Tour stops. Rice and Swindell are making waves in the country music scene right now, but more importantly, says Chesney, they're great songwriters.
"When I came to town, I was a writer, trying to get my songs cut -- and playing on a stool down on Lower Broadway," he says. “I didn’t have nearly the success Cole and Chase are enjoying right now, but I know the difference getting your music in front of an audience makes. For both of these guys, who have a lot of energy and a real way of grabbing people, I think it’s the perfect way to get the audience fired up for the show."
Chesney and Owen are labelmates, and the 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' singer's tunes and style fit right in with Chesney's laid-back, fun persona.
"It’s about fresh faces people need to know. If I can turn people on, or remind them of an artist like Jake, I know they’re gonna get a show that rocks them, but also opens up some new music," Chesney says. "To me, that’s the secret of a great show: what you know and what you find out."
Chesney has already announced that he will team up with Eric Church for five stadium shows during his summer run, and he'll partner with Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert for 10 other stops. Gilbert will also join Chesney for an additional five dates.
The Big Revival Tour kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on March 26. A full set of dates and details is forthcoming.