When a country music artist is so confident in his talent that he goes off script to tell a fan something special – you know you have a musical gem.
That gem on the night of August 15th was Kenny Chesney.
Or perhaps the real gem of the night was the young fan with Downs syndrome who just had something to say.
According to a recent press release, Chesney was singing his hit “I Go Back” when he noticed the woman in the crowd, and quickly invited her on stage with him.
“I just want to let you know… Kenny Chesney is my true love,” the woman said. “He inspires me, and right now, I want to kiss him on the lips. Do you want to see it?”
And of course, Chesney was happy to oblige.
“His music got me through the toughest times,” she continued. “His music inspires me. The reason why I want to be on the stage was because my grandfather’s dream was to see me up here, to sing with Kenny…” Pausing as the audience cheered, she looked at the 8-time Entertainer of the Year, then back at the crowd, “Do you want to see me sing more with Kenny Chesney? Because I’ve been doing it for 24 years…”
“That young woman had so much heart, so much spirit,” Chesney said after the show of his surprise guest, who also joined him in the singing of his female empowerment anthem “Wild Child.”
“She was just fearless and true and wanted to tell people what was on her mind. Talk about inspiring all of us about how to live our lives.”