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Chesney names '16 opening acts

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Kenny Chesney's 2015 stadium tour is barely over, but he's already looking ahead to next summer and even has his opening acts.

Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion will be on the 2016 tour, although no dates were announced.

"People count on having a great day when they come out to see us," Chesney said. "And I think it's important that we give them the best show we can from the moment they hit the gate until the final encore song's been played."

Lambert toured with Chesney in 2009,. Hunt wrote Chesney's number one hit "Come Over."

"Miranda is the real deal," he said. "She's a songwriter, first, and a real vocalist. She's puts it all out there when she's on stage, and I loved touring with her so much in 2009, I can't believe it's taken us this long to get her back out here - because I love every single thing about who she is as an artist and a person."

"The second I heard Sam's demo for 'Come Over,' I knew he was onto something very unique," said Chesney, who gave Hunt his first cut. "Watching him develop as an artist, seeing his songwriting evolve - and knowing how he brings it when he gets onstage makes him a perfect act to come out with us. He's fun, alive and all about the music."

Old Dominion, who toured with Chesney this summer, will again be in their kick-off position, this time with a longer set.

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