Kenny Chesney wrapped up his I Go Back Tour over the weekend with the second of two shows at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL. The headliner began the night by dropping by the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar to surprise the Blue Chair Bay Rum pop up event being broadcast on No Shoes Radio. Then he called a final meeting of everyone on the road, from riggers and sound guys to truck drivers and caterers to offer thank yous and praise for the successful run.
Kenny said, “People hear it’s not stadiums and they think it’s smaller, but it was intense, intimate, fun, wild, free – and it could change from night-to-night. Plus, with the people who were out this year, it was a blast from start to finish. What an amazing way to start summer!”
One of those people was special guest Kelsea Ballerini, whom Kenny gifted with a red and black Central High jacket from her alma mater which was customized for her. Kenny also broke out his own Gibbs High letterman’s jacket from when he was in school at the conclusion of their duet version of “She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy.”
He explained, “Part of why Kelsea drunk texted me to sing ‘half of my hometown’ was because we went to rival high schools, but basically come from the same place. When it was time to get something to remember the I Go Back Tour by, what better gift? Hard to believe mine still fits, but it did. So, for one night in Orange Beach, the Gibbs Eagles and Central Bobcats represented for a whole lot of people.”
Kenny's tour may be a wrap but he will appear at various fairs and festivals this summer, including June’s Gulf Coast Jam and Carolina Country Music Fest.