Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw end tour with record-setting shows

Kenny Chesney performs in Foxboro, Mass., at the end of his 'Brothers of the Sun' tour with Tim McGraw.

Photo by Jill Trunnell

Kenny Chesney performs in Foxboro, Mass., at the end of his "Brothers of the Sun" tour with Tim McGraw.

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.

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