Artist Pics: Chesney, Brooks & Yearwood, Paisley & Underwood, Sheryl Crow With Time Jumpers

Chesney Tour Thrills 54,000 Fans

Kenny Chesney Lambeau

Packers coach Mike McCarthy (not pictured) and Chesney presented a fan in the audience with a signed helmet. Photo: Jill Trunnell

Kenny Chesney made a triumphant return to Green Bay’s Lambeau Field Saturday (June 20), thrilling the crowd of nearly 54,000 with plenty of surprises. The evening marked the second time he’s taken over the historic home of the Green Bay Packers and the only time an artist has played it twice, and the fans were more than ready to party the night away with him. 

A five-tiered cake was rolled out along with a giant margarita for a special birthday celebration for buddy Grace Potter as Chesney led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to his duet partner, who just days earlier had celebrated her first No. 1 song with their collaboration “Wild Child,” which they performed for the amped crowd.

Kenny Chesney at Lambeau Field on June 20, 2015 Photo: Jill Trunnell

Kenny Chesney at Lambeau Field on June 20, 2015
Photo: Jill Trunnell

The Time Jumpers Welcome Surprise Guests

Sheryl CrowEagles member/solo rocker Joe Walsh, drummer Steve Jordan and bluesman Tab Benoit turned out to see The Time Jumpers’ June 15 show at 3rd and Lindsley. Walsh and Jordan (who has backed Eric ClaptonJohn Mayer and Keith Richards) were in town recording and stopped by to check out the famed Jumpers. Crow and Benoit sat in with the band for a bit. The songstress lent a hand vocally on the George Strait classic “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Benoit joined in on George Jones’ “Bartender Blues.”

Pictured (L-R): TTJ's Joe Spivey and Paul Franklin, Steve Jordan, TTJ's Vince Gill and Andy Reiss, Joe Walsh and TTJ's Kenny Sears, Larry Franklin and Jeff Taylor

Pictured (L-R): TTJ’s Joe Spivey and Paul Franklin, Steve Jordan, TTJ’s Vince Gill and Andy Reiss, Joe Walsh and TTJ’s Kenny Sears, Larry Franklin and Jeff Taylor

Time Jumper Kenny Sears at the mic with Sheryl Crow

The Time Jumpers’ Kenny Sears at the mic with Sheryl Crow.

Brooks, Yearwood Make Surprise Opry Appearance

Grand Ole Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood made a surprise appearance before a sold-out crowd at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday (June 19). Introduced by fellow Opry member Vince Gill, Yearwood sang her debut No. 1 “She’s In Love With The Boy,” and then she and Brooks delivered a medley of classic country duets: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn (“After The Fire Is Gone”), Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius (“I Don’t Want To Have To Marry You”), and George Jones and Tammy Wynette (“Golden Ring”).

©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo: Chris Hollo

Photo: Chris Hollo/ ©2015 Grand Ole Opry

Paisley Opens For Rolling Stones, Recruits Guest Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley was the opening act for The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour stop at LP Field in Nashville on June 17. Carrie Underwood joined Paisley on their No. 1 hit duet, “Remind Me,” and Joe Walsh of the Eagles played his classic “Life’s Been Good” and stayed on stage to play on Paisley’s “Alcohol.” Later, during the Rolling Stones show Paisley was the special guest on “Dead Flowers,” trading verses with Mick Jagger and guitar licks with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

brad paisley and carrie underwood with rolling stones

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood open for The Rolling Stones. Photo: Ben Enos

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