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Kenny Chesney To Close Out CMT Awards With Live Performance

Kenny Chesney will close out tonight's (Monday, April 11th) CMT Music Awards with a performance of his hit "Beers in Mexico." The last-minute addition comes at Kenny's request, as he told that he reached out to show organizers just last week during his own rehearsals for his upcoming tour. This is Kenny's first performance on the CMT Awards in seven years!


Via a statement late last week, Kenny said, "When I realized the CMT Music Awards were happening next week, I asked if they could find space for us to debut this band, to play one of those songs that defined what we do live all those years ago — and they said, 'C'mon.'"


Kenny's Here And Now 2022 tour kicks off on April 23rd at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL with special guests Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Carly Pearce.


His duet with Kelsea Ballerini, "Half of my Hometown," is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Awards, which airs live from Nashville beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.