Kenny Chesney Adds Southern Flavor to Bill Clinton Celebration
Don't despair if you missed Kenny Chesney's Hollywood Bowl performance last Saturday, Oct. 15. Look below, and you'll find our recap of Chesney performance highlights from the Los Angeles event -- and a great video of him belting out his songs in front of a celebrity-packed house that included other A-List performers such as U2's Bono and the Edge, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.
The 'Decade of Difference' concert was part of three days of special events to belatedly celebrate the 65th birthday of former President Bill Clinton -- his actual birthday is August 19 -- and to raise funds in honor of the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation that supports work abroad on a host of economic, health and political issues.
When Chesney took the stage, he sang 'Somewhere With You' and 'Beer in Mexico,' a song he wrote to mark a past birthday of rocker Sammy Hagar. A highlight of the evening was when Chesney brought alt rocker Grace Potter onstage so they could re-create their duet of 'You and Tequilla.' A reviewer for The Difference, a Yahoo blog, noted that when Chesney's Tennessee twang was mixed with Potter's Vermont-honed vocals, the resultant harmony was "stirring."
Of course, the former President enjoyed Chesney's voice, too, especially at the event. He thanked the singer, according to the Los Angeles Times, for not making him the only person on the stage with a southern accent.
Want to hear more of Chesney's southern accent? Mark November 9 on your calendar. That's the date he'll again team up with Potter to sing 'You and Tequila,' at the 2011 CMAs. The CMAs will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC at 8:00PM ET.
Watch Kenny Chesney's Performance at the 'Decade of Difference' Concert