More than 45,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium near Dallas reached for the rafters as Kenny Chesney gave the fans two solid hours on a tour that started two months ago in Tampa, Fla. Bighearted Kenny shared the night with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his family, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten, University of Florida football coach Will Muschamp, University of Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema and Kenny’s close friend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.
And as the band played “The Boys of Fall,” Kenny singled out a young boy down front and gave him a Cowboys helmet. Later, he gave a young girl a guitar.
The opening acts were well received — Texas acts Kacey Musgraves and the wonderful Eli Young Band, as well as North Carolina-born singer-songwriter Eric Church.
Kenny will play 19 stadiums before he wraps up the tour Aug. 23-24 in Foxboro, Mass., at Gillette Stadium, a place Kenny loves so well.