kennybxwRolling Stone Has Exclusive Debut 10/13 @ 8:00 AM ET

With 94 Stations BEFORE Add Week, This Is One for the No Shoes Nation

New York/Nashville/Athens, GA: Kenny Chesney took the stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theater to share a surprise night of music – classics, covers and new songs – with the No Shoes Nation. With less than 1,000 people on hand for the surprise show filmed for CMT Instant Jam, the energy, the heat and the love was palpable, especially after the high impact performer had taken the year off to concentrate on making The Big Revival.

“In life, everything is a trade,” Chesney says. “You have to give up certain things to gain others. To create from a different place, I had to slow down and let the music come to me instead of chasing it. But once I had The Big Revival done, I wanted to go out and play those songs. Beyond the Flora-Bama, which was a stadium show on the beach, it’s when you get tight and loud and crowded, you can really tell what you got.”

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