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Kenny Chesney to perform here in May

Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves to open for him

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Local country music radio station WQHK, K105-FM, has been teasing about a big country concert announcement, which was supposed to be revealed at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

However, the station's Facebook page posted today that Kenny Chesney is coming to Fort Wayne on May 16, along with the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

Chesney's website confirms it, saying the concert will be at Memorial Coliseum.

No date has been announced for when tickets go on sale.

The tour stop here is among 28 new dates Chesney just announced for his 2013 "No Shoes Nation" Tour, according to his website,

The 46-date tour begins March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and currently is scheduled to wind up with shows Aug. 23-24 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Spending a lot of time on the road is nothing new for Chesney. Last year, he won Billboard magazine's Touring Top Package Award for being the top-grossing tour nationally, his website said.

He is a Country Music Television (CMT) and American Music Awards Artist of the Year winner, a four-time Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, and a four-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, his website said.

A recent measure of his success is that he has been asked to perform at the Grammy Award's MusicCares benefit concert Feb. 8 in Los Angeles, which will honor Bruce Springsteen.

Other stars performing at the event, which will take place two days before the Grammy Awards show, include Elton John, Neil Young, Sting, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Jackson Browne.

Springsteen is MusiCare's person of the year, an award given to a performer who is notable both artistically and philanthropically, The Associated Press reported. The sold-out concert will benefit MusiCare's emergency financial assistance and addiction-recovery programs for musicians and people in the music industry.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.