Kenny Breaks Hearts and Records in New Jersey
Midway through Kenny beyond packed set, MetLife Stadium sent out a Tweet that said: Congrats @kennychesney Highest selling country artist OF ALL TIME in NJ! Thanks Kenny & the 58,642 fans here 2nite! Marking his fourth appearance at the stadium where the Giants and Jets play, Kenny had topped his own number for the third time, besting a record set by Willie Nelson in the 70s.
The thing about East Rutherford, Kenny said, theyre all heart and they bring it. That passion, the way they really throw themselves at life, really dig in and live it full tilt thats how they love music, too. Ive never walked out of MetLife not rocked to my core, and they just throw you against the wall with how they come to the shows. I could feel tonight was even more intense, but I had no idea theyd crushed the record again."
This has been a summer of record-smashing. With 135 stadium shows played once the Big Revival 2015 is over, Kenny has broken his previously set records some for the second and third time -- at Pittsburghs Heinz Field, Green Bays Lambeau Field, Philadelphias Lincoln Financial Field and Minneapolis Target Field and Kansas Citys Arrowhead Stadium.
Just as important as the numbers are the people. Halfway through I Go Back, Kenny leaned into the crowd to high-five a young woman with Downs Syndrome, who yelled to come up onstage with him. Reaching his hand out, he helped lift the brown-haired girl onto the stage and gave her a hug. Without missing a beat, the young lady announced, "I just want to let you know Kenny Chesney is my true love," to massive audience cheers. He inspires me, and right now, I want to kiss him on the lips. Do you want to see it?
Telling the crowd, Okay, let me wipe the sweat off, he laughed and did as the young woman asked. But the girl had more on her mind than a kiss from her favorite singer. Asking him for the mic again, he let her speak: His music got me through the toughest times. His music inspires me. The reason why I want to be on the stage was because my grandfathers dream was to see me up here, to sing with Kenny Pausing as the audience cheered, she looked at him, then back at the crowd, Do you want to see me sing more with Kenny Chesney? Because Ive been doing it for 24 years...
Kenny then turned to the crowd, and announced, This is the reason we write songs. Right there! As the stage dropped to darkness, he took her hand, went to the main mic and hugged the young lady as he sang the wildly appropriate celebration of women, Wild Child.
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