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Back in 2012, Kenny Chesney took to a rooftop stage in New York City as part of the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular.

That night, he marked Independence Day with a slew of patriotic country fans.

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The superstar also performed his hit single, “Summertime.” And, it’s just the kind of reminder that we needed to kick off a summer filled with swimming, barbecues and a boatload of other fun-in-the-sun activities.

Now, Kenny will light up the night again this year for Macy’s 40th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The “American Kids” singer will be joined by pop singer Meghan Trainor and Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.

“TODAY” co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will also continue their run as emcee’s for the two-hour long special, which will include a dynamite performance by the Radio City Rockettes.

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According to “PEOPLE,” during the event, 56,000 different pyrotechnics will dance across the sky to a score performed by Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday and the United States Airforce Band. The 25-minute synchronized set will also showcase a skywriting display spelling out “U.S.A” for America’s 240th birthday.

You can catch Kenny’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular performance when it airs live on NBC on July 4 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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