Old Dominion’s experience as songwriters writing for Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry & Tyler Farr has helped them land a major career boost—opening for Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour.
In advance of the 50th ACM Awards this Sunday, Radio.com has compiled a who’s who of nominated country artists to help you follow along.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACMs with a truly American concoction that tastes a bit like suntan lotion—in a good way, of course. The drink honors Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 song from ‘The Big Revival.’
Chesney’s Big Revival tour kick-off in Nashville also included appearances by Joe Walsh, Grace Potter and Uncle Kracker, as well as openers Jake Owen and Chase Rice.
Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Kenny Chesney are also among the seven artists honored by the Academy of Country Music with its 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
“‘American Kids’ was that one thing that I was looking for that was different,” Chesney said. “There’s not that many of those songs around. We’re an industry of chasers and copycats, we really are. That’s just the way it is.”
The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are a month away, and the first performers have just been announced.
The annual two-day party also features Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Clint Black, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama and the Eli Young Band.
“It is a song about any woman so hungry to engage life, she spends her days trying to taste it all,” Kenny Chesney says of the song.
Finally, Kenny Chesney reveals the dates and cities he’ll visit on his 2015 Big Revival Tour. Did we make the list?