Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw ended their "Brothers of the Sun" tour this past weekend with two sold-out shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
According to a statement from a publicist for Luttrell-native Chesney, the shows sold a total of 111,209 tickets, making it, "the biggest country music event in New England history." The Chesney-McGraw tour included 23 stadium dates overall, a risky venture that few performers are willing to take.
The publicist included a photo by Jill Trunnell with the release, depicting Chesney surrounded by fans in Foxboro, including one who thrusts a University of Tennessee No. 7 football jersey toward the singer. Among Vols who have worn No. 7 was Condredge Holloway, the first African-American quarterback in the SEC.
Holloway was a hero to Chesney during the singer's childhood, and Chesney went on to produce and co-direct "The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story" for ESPN.