WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday Mar.21.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Kenny Chesney developed a taste for the rush while performing of a huge stadium crowd when he opened for George Strait, and last year when he staged his homecoming at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. So, he's added three such venues on this year's tour schedule, Washington DC's FedExField, Boston's Gillette Stadium and Pittsburgh's Heinz Field.

"We got a taste of stadiums when I was out doing those two George Strait tours, and it's a whole other different kind of energy," says Chesney. "And when we went into UT's Neyland Stadium for the 'Back Where I Come From Homecoming Party' two years ago, that feeling of having that many people there for your music is pretty intense. We've been trying to figure out how to do something like this ever since."

As Somewhere in the Sun -- with special guest Gretchen Wilson and Uncle Kracker -- gears up to kick-off March 23-24 in Green Bay, following a two-week postponement due to an ankle injury, the summer is just getting started. With the line-up for the Stadium show just coming together - featuring perhaps a cast of tour mates past or present -- it promises to be the biggest show in country music.

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