Kenny Chesney Preps 2016 with Lambert, Hunt, Old Dominion


Less than three weeks after Kenny Chesney wrapped his highest-grossing tour ever ($114 million, reports Billboard), he is already making plans for next summer.

Chesney has tapped Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, and Old Dominion to join him on tour dates for 2016.

​“Miranda is the real deal,” Chesney says. “She’s a songwriter, first, and a real vocalist. She’s put it all out there when she’s on stage, and I loved touring with her so much in 2009, I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to get her back out here – because I love every single thing about who she is as an artist and a person.

​“The second I heard Sam’s demo for ‘Come Over,’ I knew he was onto something very unique,” continues Chesney, who cut the Hunt-written song. “Watching him develop as an artist, seeing his songwriting evolve – and knowing how he brings it when he gets onstage makes him a perfect act to come out with us. He’s fun, alive and all about the music.

​“Old Dominion had a tough job this summer, and they got it done,” Chesney concludes. “They’re hit songwriters, but they’re also guys who’ve played in a lot of clubs – and know how to connect with people. I mean, not only are their songs solid, they’re great guys.”

Dates have not yet been announced.


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