Kenny Chesney Launches Spread The Love Tour To 50,000+ Fans

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney kicked off his 2016 Spread the Love Tour in Auburn, Alabama, on Saturday night (April 23) with an attendance of 50,430. It was the first-ever concert held in the 75-year history of Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn University.

The show was billed as the Music & Miracles Superfest in honor of the late Kevin Brown, who co-founded the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant chain with his wife, Stacy. Before his death from cancer in November, he came up with the concept of the concert to raise money for cancer-related organizations. One of the beneficiaries was Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

To honor Brown’s memory, Chesney played “My Home’s in Alabama” on piano. Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion were also part of the concert lineup.

“Sometimes you can feel the energy long before you hit the stage,” Chesney said. “It’s gathering, and you can sense it. This was one of those shows, one of those times. It was so intense, it was so there, this is the reason we do this: to play music and feel all that energy coming at us.”

An aerial view of Chesney's concert in Auburn, Alabama. Photo: Allister Ann

An aerial view of Chesney’s concert in Auburn, Alabama. Photo: Allister Ann

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