More than 53,000 fans packed historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday night (6/20) to see Kenny Chesney's stadium show. Kenny played more than 24 songs for the record crowd and even had a few surprises up his sleeves. At one point during the show Grace Potter made a surprise appearance and Kenny told the crowd why her visit was so special that night. He said, "a couple days ago, I got to call Grace Potter and tell her not only are we playing Lambeau Field, we have a #1 record." The two then launched into the week's chart-topper "Wild Child" followed by their 2011 hit single "You And Tequila." As the song was fading, a 5 -tiered cake was rolled out accompanied by a giant margarita. Kenny then led the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to his duet partner.
ANOTHER STADIUM SELLOUT – LUKE BRYAN
Luke Bryan played three sold-out shows over the weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bonner Springs, Kansas, and the stop at Minneapolis' TCF Stadium. Luke's sold-out show in Minneapolis marks his sixth consecutive stadium sell out on "Kick The Dust Up Tour," which continues this weekend with double night performances at Jiffy Lube Live. Then on Sunday (6/28), Bryan will finish off the weekend with a headlining performance at the FarmBorough Festival. FarmBorough will be The Big Apple's first country music festival and will also feature headlining performances by Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.
RICH PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT AND BAR IN NASHVILLE – JOHN RICH
John Rich has plans to expand on his Redneck Riviera lifestyle brand and open a similarly themed restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville. According to The Tennessean, Rich hopes to open the Redneck Riviera restaurant/bar in the Lower Broadway area of town in spring of 2016. The new restaurant and bar is part of Rich's larger plan to open similar establishments in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Pensacola, Florida. Rich tells the publication that Redneck Riviera is really America's brand, saying, "It's for people that work hard and play harder and in that little phrase, you encapsulate Redneck Riviera." As for the restaurant and bar, John describes it as a "more rural, rowdy version of Margaritaville."
BUY ME A BUS – CHRIS JANSON
Chris Janson celebrated Father's Day with a capacity crowd on Sunday (6/21) at Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colorado. But it wasn't just the crowd that was at capacity on the special day; his bus was also getting pretty full. Janson's kids were all there to spend the day with dad, lavishing him hand drawn pictures, as well as bacon and all the Mountain Dew he could drink. Chris said he couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Father's Day. He shared, "Babies and bacon, plus getting to play music and tour the country make for the best Father's Day ever." Referencing his Top 25 single "Buy Me A Boat," Janson also joked that he might need to change the song's lyrics. He said, "It gets a little crowded with the band and kids all on one bus, but we're blessed. Honestly nobody ever complains! But maybe instead of a boat we need to buy a bigger bus."