On Wednesday, May 25, stars fell on Alabama as Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker put on a show for a sold-out crowd at the new Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in the hometown of the University of Alabama. A routine stop on his Goin Coastal tour turned into a benefit show when Chesney donated his fees toward rebuilding the city after the April 27th tornados that ripped through the south.
His set list included new hits such as “Live a Little”, “Somewhere With You”, and “The Boys of Fall”, along with crowd favorites like “Summertime”, “I Go Back”, “Big Star”, and “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. Chesney was joined on stage with songwriter Mac McAnally on “Back Where I Come From” and “Down the Road”, which were both composed by McAnally. Chesney also performed “My Home’s in Alabama” by country supergroup Alabama. “I’m so honored to have played Tuscaloosa tonight,” Chesney said. “This town has always been incredible to me, and they are really hurting now. I didn’t know if we were doing the right thing by doing the show, but after tonight, I am convinced that this town needed something to look forward to, and I am so glad we played tonight.”
Uncle Kracker gave a great opening act performance with songs such as “Follow Me”, “In a Little While”, “Drift Away”, and a mash-up of his latest hit “Good to be Me” and Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”. He was a terrific choice for the sold-out T-Town crowd.
Donations may be made at givetuscaloosa.com.