Kenny Chesney Adds More Top Young Acts to Big Revival Tour
Chesney took 2014 off from touring to focus on the new album, which marks a fresh musical approach for him. But he's blasting back into high gear for his 2015 road trek, which will play a selection of the biggest amphitheaters in the country, along with stadium dates.
The superstar has already announced a run of stadium dates with Jason Aldean, with Brantley Gilbert as the support act. He will also team with Eric Church for five stadium shows. But that's evidently not big enough for Chesney's return to the road. He announced the new additions to the tour in a press release Tuesday (Nov. 11).
Owen has had a huge run of success over the past few years, scoring a string of five No. 1 hits that includes 'Beachin'' and 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night.' Rice debuted at No. 1 with his new album, 'Ignite the Night ' -- which has scored a Top 5 single with 'Ready Set Roll' -- and Swindell recently scored back-to-back No. 1 hits with 'Chillin' It' and 'Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.'
Rice and Swindell have also written big hits for other artists. Rice co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's breakout multi-genre smash, 'Cruise,' and Swindell has scored hits with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and FGL.
“When I came to town, I was a writer, trying to get my songs cut -- and playing on a stool down on Lower Broadway,” Chesney 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 has made a habit out of giving up-and-coming artists massive exposure on his tours, which are consistently among the biggest in country music.
“It’s not just about the big names,” he says. “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. To me, that’s the secret of a great show: what you know and what you find out. In just a few days, I’ll have some more news to share, that is going to step up this tour to a whole other level."
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