Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney: Together Again

What's Changed, What's Stayed the Same

On Thursday night (March 26) in Nashville, Jake Owen will take the stage on a Kenny Chesney tour. For the third time.

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One thing hasn’t changed: Owen still respects everything Chesney’s doing.

“Kenny’s fans come to his shows because they love his music and they relate to the feel of it, but they also just come for the experience and to get some hang time with their friends,” Owen told me Friday. “His music makes you happy. You go, and then when you leave, you’re like, ‘God, that was fun.’ Kenny started that whole thing, and I’m happy to align myself with that.”

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Then again, some things have changed. Owen has grown musically, his list of hits has deepened and he now has a much longer set than when he first took the Chesney stage as a rookie in 2006.

Back then, on Chesney’s Road and the Radio tour, Owen was the opener for the opener, Dierks Bentley. And at the time, he only had two singles, “Yee Haw” and “Startin’ With Me.”

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