Kenny Chesney took the past year off to focus on making his new album, but now he's ready to hop back on stage for the first full concert since his No Shoes Nation tour ended at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., in August of 2013. It will be Chesney's only concert in 2014. And, it's free.
Dubbed the Flora-Bama-Jama, Chesney will play a beach concert Aug. 16 at The Flora-Bama, located on the state line where Orange Beach, Ala., meets Pensacola, Fla.
"I've been holed up making a record for the last year ... and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture of the people who love this music bring with them," Chesney said in a statement. "Obviously, this isn't going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it's gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun."
Chesney, whose new single "American Kids" is now on country radio, explained he chose The Flora-Bama as the location for his one and only concert of the year because "to me, a place like The Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing. ... Just hang out and be easy."
More information on the Aug. 16 show — including how to get wristbands for access to the enclosed beach area — will be available, along with a clip from Chesney, at 7 a.m. CST Thursday at this site.
Chesney's new album "The Big Revival," featuring "American Kids" will be in stores Sept. 23.