ACM Awards: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw team up
Kenny Chesney, who came into Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards show with a field-leading nine nominations, teamed up with Tim McGraw for a performance that gave fans and the television audience a preview of their summer Brothers of the Sun co-headlining stadium tour.
The two country heartthrobs sang the new single "Feel Like a Rock Star," a cigarette lighter and cellphone-ready anthem that's sure to provide a big moment each night as they work their way across the country beginning June 2 in Florida.
The tour, anticipated to be one of the biggest draws of the summer and probably of the year, reaches California with a July 14 stop at Anaheim Stadium. Year in and year out, Chesney ranks near the top of concert draws nationwide, and McGraw also is a consistently popular attraction on his own and when he has toured with wife Faith Hill.
-- Randy Lewis
Photo: Kenny Chesney during a 2011 performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.