Artist Pics: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts

Kenny Chesney took the stage Aug. 29 at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., where he performed a surprise pop-up concert for an extremely small crowd of around 500 fans as a part of CMT’s new Instant Jam series which premieres Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 p.m., ET/PT. Each episode of Instant Jam features live performances, and captures all the excitement and energy as artists reveal to fans how to score tickets to an exclusive show in their area, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at the hours leading up to their concert.

Chesney performed 23 songs, including some he’s not played in years, hits people expected and a pair of songs from his Sept. 23 release The Big Revival, including his Top 5 hit “American Kids.” Throwing out the setlist, Chesney even covered Hank Williams Sr.’s “Kaw Liga” and George Strait’s “Carried Away,” while face-timing Strait on stage as he and the entire audience sang along.
Kenny Chesney at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia.  Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

Kenny Chesney at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

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Arista Nashville’s Brad Paisley brought songs from his just-released new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, to ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series on Aug. 29.

Pictured (L-R):  GMA’s Ginger Zee, Amy Robach, and David Muir; Paisley; and GMA’s Lara Spencer.

Pictured (L-R): GMA’s Ginger Zee, Amy Robach, and David Muir; Paisley; and GMA’s Lara Spencer.

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This past Saturday, while on the road in support of their REWIND Tour, Rascal Flatts visited the West Coast home of John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The band and Lasseter originally formed their relationship around the 2006 release of Cars (Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios), which featured the group’s rendition of the classic “Life is a Highway” on the movie’s soundtrack.

Pictured (L-R): Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, John Lasseter, and Joe Don Rooney.

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