Two Huge Texas Country Artists Set to Open for Kenny Chesney in 2013
It’s known worldwide that everything’s bigger in Texas. It’s safe to say that the talent found here falls in that category. Not so sure about that? What if I told you that two of the biggest acts in Texas Country who have made their way onto radios nationwide have been set to open for one of the biggest acts in all of music?
It was announced today that Dallas natives Eli Young Band and East Texan Kacey Musgraves are joining Eric Church and Zac Brown Band as openers on Kenny Chesney’s 2013 ‘No Shoes Nation’ tour. The tour is set to hit almost 50 cities with 17 stadium performances. No doubt that this is going to be one of the biggest tours of the upcoming year.
During the announcement this morning, Kenny said what it was that made him realize he had to have Eli Young Band on tour with him this year. “I didn’t know much about them,” Kenny admits, “but their song ‘Crazy Girl’ beat ‘You and Tequila’ (Kenny’s duet with Grace Potter) for Song of the Year … and I went, ‘Wait a minute!’ So I went and listened to their record and was really impressed.”
When talking about Musgraves, Chesney said he is a very big fan. “My manager Clint told me about this girl,” he explains. “She’s got a great record … one of the freshest, most authentic female singer/songwriters I’ve heard in a while.”
Eric Church recently one album of the year for his hit album ‘Chief’ at this years CMA awards. He will be opening for Kenny on almost all of his dates. Zac Brown Band are no stranger to touring with Kenny Chesney. They are joining him, Musgraves, and EYB on select dates on this tour. This tour, without a doubt, is going to be huge. Mark my words.
Congrats to our friends Kacey Musgraves and the Eli Young Band for all of their hardwork paying off!
Here are a few dates for Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ tour, the full list should be announced soon.
Sat. Mar 16 — Tampa, FL -¬ Raymond James Stadium^
Sat. May 4 — Columbia, SC – Williams Brice Stadium*
Sat. May 11 — Dallas, TX — Dallas Cowboys Stadium^
Sat. May 18 — Milwaukee, WI — Miller Park^
Sat. May 25 — Landover, MD — FedExField^
Sat. Jun 1 ¬ Seattle, WA ¬ CenturyLink Field^
Sat. Jun 8 — Philadelphia, PA — Lincoln Financial Field^
Sat. Jun 15 — Kansas City, MO — Arrowhead Stadium^
Sat. Jun 22 — Pittsburgh, PA ¬- Heinz Field^
Sat. Jun 29 — Columbus, OH ¬ Crew Stadium^
Fri. Jul 12 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Field*
Sat. Jul 20 — Denver, CO — Sports Authority Field at Mile High^
Sat. Jul 27 — Anaheim, CA — Angels Stadium^
Sat. Aug 3 – Atlanta, GA — Georgia Dome*
Sat. Aug 10 — East Rutherford, NJ — MetLife Stadium^
Sat. Aug 17 — Detroit, MI — Ford Field^
Sat. Aug 24 — Foxboro, MA — Gillette Stadium^
* with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves
^ with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves