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Cspire bringing Kenny Chesney and others to Madison for concert

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Cspire announced Friday that they are bringing country music superstar Kenny Chesney to Madison for a special concert.

He will be the featured headliner artist for a special C Spire Live concert on May 20, 2017 at the Baptist Health System campus in Madison. Dubbed “Day of Country,” the live outdoor music event sponsored by C Spire and presented by Baptist FastPass also will feature performances by contemporary country music artists Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer and Russell Dickerson.


Tickets for the 2 p.m. concert go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 through Ticketmaster and online at cspire.com/concert.

Prices are $80 each for general admission, $200 each for a special Sand Bar-themed area with complimentary food and four beverage coupons and $150 each for access to an exclusive area in front of the stage. The concert will be held in the large open 30-acre field at the Baptist Health Systems campus just off Highland Colony Parkway near Highway 463 in Madison.

A limited number of premium VIP passes at $250 each will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

The passes offer limited parking and special access to an air-conditioned experience tent near the stage with complimentary food and beverages provided by The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen. Gates will open at noon.

C Spire and the performers also will honor members of the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard, for their service to the country in recognition of Armed Forces Day during the concert.

Chesney, an 8-time Entertainer of the Year with 28 No. 1 country songs and over 30 million albums sold, is coming off a highly successful 32 city, 23 state and Canada “Spread the Love” Tour this year.

The 48-year-old Grammy-nominated Knoxville, Tennessee native is considered one of music’s top touring artists and has won numerous Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards for his singing and songwriting over a 23-year career. Chesney’s success and popularity spawned the creation of “No Shoes Nation,” the nickname for his legion of tailgating fans.

Chesney will be honored next month with two of the top awards in country music from Broadcast Music, Inc. (President’s Award) and CMA (Pinnacle Award) for his singing, songwriting, record sales and international touring success.

He just released his 11th album, “Cosmic Hallelujah,” which features a hit duet “Setting the World on Fire” with Pink.

Joining Chesney on the big stage will be Rhett, who already has recorded three No. 1 hits and received Billboard’s top country song and single of the year from ACM, ACCA and CMA Artist of the Year in 2016; Owen, a singer-songwriter with six Billboard No. 1 country songs; Kramer, a country music star and actress (One Tree Hill) currently performing on Dancing with the Stars and Dickerson, a singer-songwriter with over 20 million streams on Spotify and 2 million views on YouTube who performed here in 2013.

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