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There is a way in which music can always take us back — back to that first kiss, that first heartbreak and that first time we suddenly realized that life is short and that the people we love are never able to stick around for as long as we would like. Country superstar Kenny Chesney touched on this musical phenomenon back in 2004, when he just missed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “I Go Back.”




And every time he does this particular song during his live show, it certainly takes us back, too.

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While Kenny has not been on the road much in 2017, he is now eagerly anticipating his weekend of shows on August 25 and 26 at Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. Joining him on what should be some memorable shows will be Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Midland.

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“I’ve always said, ‘I want everyone to be able to come rock with us who wants to be part of the fun, of the music, of the moment,’ ” Kenny said in a press release about the shows and the October 27 release of his new live set, “Live in No Shoes Nation.” “To me, it’s about what we all share together when me and the guys are up on that stage,” he continued. “It’s the music, the people, the emotions. It’s been something we’ve been sharing in Boston since long before we played Gillette for the first time in 2005, and I think it’s the reason [fan club] No Shoes Nation got named there, and has a flag waving in the end zone just like all the Super Bowl pennants!”

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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