Country’s “Big Star” to play JPJ
He's sold over 25 million records, he's won the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award twice and he's even married a bona fide movie star, but there's something about our little town that keeps drawing Kenny Chesney back. Only nineteen months after his show at Starr Hill, Chesney will play the decidedly less intimate John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday, August 30.
For those who saw that rare club gig back on January 27, 2005, Chesney will have a hard time living up to expectations. That marathon show went on for a reported three-and-a-half hours, included a rare cover of the Violent Femmes and even featured the live debut of his eventual #2 country hit "The Woman with You."
Phil Vassar and Jake Owen will fill the bottom half of the bill. No word on whether of not recent Coran Capshaw signee Robert Randolph will be there to duet on "Stronger," a song he originally wrote with Chesney in mind.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 8 at 10am. They are available by phone at 1-888-JPJ-TIXS, through the John Paul Jones Arena's website and at Plan 9 locations.