Kenny Chesney Performed Intimate Show For Exit/In Crowd
Brody Vercher | March 11th, 2009
Kenny Chesney played most of his hits and then some at a four-hour private show at the Exit/In in Nashville last Monday night. Joining him were songwriters like Craig Wiseman and David Lee Murphy along with special guests Brad Paisley and Peter Cooper. Music City TV and the CMT Blog have you covered on the particulars.
Prior to his Exit/In performance, Chesney was busy celebrating the No. 1 success of “Down the Road” with Mac McAnally at an ASCAP party, where McAnally presented Chesney with the guitar that he’s owned for more than 30 years and used to write “Back Where I Come From” and “Down the Road.”
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