BNA Records and country music superstar Kenny Chesney performed at the New Orleans House of Blues Saturday night for a special charity event. The Third Annual Amazing Race is the signature event for the Brees Dreams Foundation, an organization founded by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Britney. The event partnered with actor Matthew McConaughey’s Just Keepin Livin’ Foundation. The performance was a welcome break for Kenny, who explains that he’s been busy getting ready for his new tour the last few weeks:
“We’ve been in tour rehearsals for weeks now so it was great for us to get on stage and feel the energy and feedback from the crowd. Tonight was all about playing music to help celebrate this great event. People in this town love music and helping out their neighbor and I was glad to be a part of it.”
A once-in-a-lifetime moment was auction during the show – $10,000 to sing with Kenny right there on-stage. The winner performed Kenny’s single “Somewhere With You.” That wasn’t the only duet of the evening as Kenny brought Matthew and Drew on-stage to sing “Boys Of Fall” during his final performance. “Boys Of Fall” is Kenny’s tribute to small-town football teams.
All proceeds from the event went towards families in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast to help provide care, education, and opportunities for their children.