Kenny Chesney Closes 2015 As One of the Top 5 Touring Acts in Any Genre

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Kenny Chesney finishes 2015 in the company of Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Rolling Stones and U2, ranking as one of Billboard’s top 5 touring acts of the year. There were 57 dates on his Big Revival Tour, including 23 stadiums, that drew a total audience of 1.3 million. That puts Kenny at number 3, just behind Taylor with 1.9 million tickets sold, and 1-D, who came out on top with 2.3 million screaming fans.

“Every year when we hit the road, I’m trying to figure out how to bring it harder, play more music and make it a night the people who live their lives in the songs will remember,” he says, confessing that it actually gets harder as time goes on.

“We’ve been doing this enough years, that you know you have to really bring it to just compete with what you’ve already done. And it’s about the music you’re making now, as well as the ability to bring it when you hit the stage every night,” says the man who’s headlined 13 tours since 2002.

Next year, Kenny does it again, when he kicks off his Spread the Love jaunt April 23 at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Along for the ride in 2016 are Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion.

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