Chesney Plays for Record Country Crowd at New Meadowlands
From RollingStone.comNo amount of rain could deter country fans from witnessing a landmark performance by Kenny Chesney this past weekend. Already the genre's top touring act, Chesney surpassed the previous 1983 record of most country tickets sold in the New York/New Jersey area, according to a representative for Chesney, when he played the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday.
The previous title was held by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Linda Ronstadt, who drew more than 51,000 in 1983. Chesney's show Saturday with Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker exceeded 1983's record with 55,239 tickets.