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Kenny Chesney Reveals Surprise Concert Date

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Although Kenny Chesney has taken a break from touring, an opportunity occasionally arises that the singer just can’t say no to. That opportunity came when Matthew McConaughey and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees asked Chesney to play a show in NOLA for a good cause.

The Tennessean reports that Chesney has agreed to do one show for Brees and McConaughey’s benefit at the House of Blues in New Orleans on May 17.

“Having spent the last five or six months in the studio, I am so ready to get out there and play,” Chesney tells the Tennessean. “Even though we’re making music, it’s not the same and I can’t wait to be in a room with the energy of the people … have that feeding back at me, getting all that coming back at me.”

We’re sure the actor and NFL star are just as excited to have Chesney as it sounds like he’s excited to play the one-hour acoustic set. The money is all for a good cause, too. Proceeds benefit The Brees Dream Foundation, which raises money for children in the Louisiana city, and McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, which strives to empower high school students to stay active and healthy. Tickets for the fundraiser are $350.

“Now other people will benefit from all of us getting together in the name of songs — and remembering all the things that music makes us feel,” the singer says. Chesney has taken a break from touring to work on his newest album and that music is expected to drop this fall.

Next: Watch Kenny Chesney Perform With George Strait

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