Watch Kenny Chesney Prep for 47th Birthday Bash

20th Anniversary of Breakout Hit "Fall in Love"

It’s hard to believe Kenny Chesney is turning 47 on Thursday (March 26). But what’s not hard to believe is that he’s celebrating with almost 20,000 of his Nashville pals.

Chesney’s show at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night is the first of a two-night, sold-out kickoff to his Big Revival tour. Jake Owen and Chase Rice with be on hand to help open the shows and welcome Chesney back to the road after taking 2014 off from touring.

“I thought it would be cool to give you all a small taste of what it’s like to see everything come together, to see what it takes to put this Big Revival on the road,” Chesney says about the behind-the-scenes look at what goes into getting ready for the first big show.


I like to think Chesney has been planning this birthday bash since about 20 years ago this week — when he released what would become his first Top 10 hit, “Fall in Love.” If that makes it into his set list, it will be the ultimate Throwback Thursday.

After his Nashville shows, Chesney will head out on the road for a tour that will take him all over the U.S. and Canada. Other cities lucky enough to get him for two nights include Las Vegas, Uncasville, Minneapolis and Boston. He’ll be playing arenas and stadiums through Aug. 29. His tourmates will vary from city to city with with Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell and Old Dominion joining him for shows along the way.

For more news about Chesney’s tour, tune into CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29) at 8:55 a.m. ET/PT.

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