Kenny Chesney will be stepping in as a headliner at the Gulf Coast Jam and Carolina Country Music Fest for Morgan Wallen, who is on doctor-ordered vocal rest for the next six weeks.
Chesney’s “I Go Back 2023 Tour” wraps on May 27 in Orange Beach, so he is able to pick up the Gulf Coast Jam Festival slated for June 1-4 in Panama City and the Carolina Coast Music Fest set for June 8-11 in Myrtle Beach as a sort of extension to his “I Go Back” dates.
“It’s like an extra little bit of something,” Chesney says of the decision to play the add-on events. “We love playing those great big stages, and I think everyone knows that. But this year, in these venues, has been unlike anything we’ve done in years—so much fun, so great, so spur of the moment—and I wouldn’t change a thing.
“I can’t lie, though. I was missing those big stages just a bit. And now, me and the road family get to have our cake and eat it, too. When we got the call, even though we were basically done, I thought it over, and of course we wanted to be there for the fans. They’re the reason we do this—and the opportunity to step in and let even more people see how white hot and awesome these players are is awesome. Funny how life has a way of stepping in!”
Wallen not only had to reschedule six weeks of concert dates and appearances due to his vocal cord injury, but was also forced to cancel his ACM Awards performance.
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