The city of brotherly love showed some to Kenny Chesney without a doubt. Chesney took the stage at Lincoln Financial Field this past Saturday in front of a crowd of 55,238 fans. This number would be a record breaker for the country icon, as it would shatter his personal best in attendance numbers.
Philly welcomed Chesney with a 30-second uproar of enthusiastic cheers, to which Kenny acknowledged their eagerness by proclaiming ” THIS is why we can’t wait to … get to … Philadelphia every summer.” But, Chesney wasn’t quite done pleasing the crowd. Kenny performed his song “The Boys of Fall,” which was met with immense appreciation since the Philadelphia Eagles hoisted their first Lombardi in the franchise’s illustrious history. But wait there’s more! Some members of the team made a cameo on stage during the song, which included Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz, head coach Doug Pederson, and owner Jeffery Lurie. The quartet of champions brought along the Lombardi trophy; talk about Philly pride.
Chesney followed up with a statement after the show, giving high praises to Philadelphia. “The audiences have always been right there with us, all heart and soul and believing in what sports and music can do. But having so many guys from the team turn out, the generous gift for the Love for Love City Fund, the cheers from the fans, that blows me away.”
Congrats on the record Kenny! Maybe somewhere else will take the throne from Philadelphia, perhaps New England? Or maybe better yet, Minnesota!