By Maxim Mower
Kenny Chesney's 2023 I Go Back tour may be drawing to a close, but it seems the ‘Beer in Mexico’ hitmaker has been keeping a couple of surprises up his sleeve for his final run of shows.
During his penultimate tour-stop in Charleston, South Carolina, Kenny was joined on-stage by Kelsea Ballerini and her boyfriend and Outer Banks star, Chase Stokes. Chase brought the two ‘half of my hometown’ collaborators an aptly timed celebratory shot of tequila, before they performed ‘You and Tequila’.
As his direct support act, Kelsea Ballerini has joined Kenny Chesney on-stage a number of times throughout his 2023 tour, with the two Tennesseans regularly teaming up to perform ‘Wild Child’, ‘half of my hometown’, ‘You and Tequila’ and ‘She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy’.
However, Chase Stokes’ emergence onto the stage was an unexpected treat for the packed-out Credit One Stadium crowd, and added a nice touch of familiarity to proceedings. Chase has been travelling across the country with Kelsea and Kenny, and it's clear the trio have formed an endearingly close bond over the past few months.
During an earlier performance in South Carolina in April, Kenny and Kelsea were joined by Kenny's mother, with the three then delivering a touching version of ‘half of my hometown’, which heartwarmingly pays tribute to their respective upbringings in Knoxville, Tennessee.
@hollercountry @Kenny Chesney’s mom joins him and @Kelsea Ballerini on stage in South Carolina last night ❤️ 📹 destyneelace #kennychesney #kelseaballerini #igobacktour #livemusic #countrymusic #fyp ♬ original sound - Holler
Kenny's final two shows are lined up at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama on May 26 and 27. Originally, the tropical-country crooner was only due to perform once at The Wharf, but last week confirmed he'd be adding a second date, much to fans’ delight.
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