Kenny Chesney Helping Raise Big Bucks for His Alma Mater’s New Football Stadium

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has signed on to co-chair the fundraising committee for a new football stadium at his alma mater, East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City. The 30,000-seat stadium will open in the fall of 2017 as the venue for the school's Buccaneer football team. The facility will cost around $26 million, and Kenny is glad to give back to the college that shaped him so much.

He says of his experience there, "The education I received, the friends I made, the music I made all altered the path of my life in such a positive way and I am forever grateful."

Kenny goes on to say the building of this stadium and the return of the football team to campus -- it currently plays home games off-campus at Kermit Tipton Stadium  --  will have a huge impact on life at ETSU and the surrounding area.

"I'm excited for the school, the town, the students, and for all the future ETSU football players that will be a part of history and something really special," Kenny adds. "I'm honored and thrilled to be a part of that in a small way and can't wait for kickoff."

Kenny always includes several stadium dates in his concert tours, so there is a chance he could one day perform in the new football stadium, too. Kenny returns to the road with The Big Revival tour launching next Thursday and Friday night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

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Kenny Chesney Helping Raise Big Bucks for His Alma Mater’s New Football Stadium

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has signed on to co-chair the fundraising committee for a new football stadium at his alma mater, East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City. The 30,000-seat stadium will open in the fall of 2017 as the venue for the school's Buccaneer football team. The facility will cost around $26 million, and Kenny is glad to give back to the college that shaped him so much.

He says of his experience there, "The education I received, the friends I made, the music I made all altered the path of my life in such a positive way and I am forever grateful."

Kenny goes on to say the building of this stadium and the return of the football team to campus -- it currently plays home games off-campus at Kermit Tipton Stadium  --  will have a huge impact on life at ETSU and the surrounding area.

"I'm excited for the school, the town, the students, and for all the future ETSU football players that will be a part of history and something really special," Kenny adds. "I'm honored and thrilled to be a part of that in a small way and can't wait for kickoff."

Kenny always includes several stadium dates in his concert tours, so there is a chance he could one day perform in the new football stadium, too. Kenny returns to the road with The Big Revival tour launching next Thursday and Friday night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

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Reba Signs On as the Face of the Fourth Annual Outnumber Hunger Campaign

Image Courtesy BMLGReba has signed on as the face of the fourth annual Outnumber Hunger campaign this spring. Starting next month, Reba and several of her label mates will be featured on more than 60 million General Mills boxes, including Cheerios, Pillsbury, Yoplait and Nature Valley products. Through January 31, 2016, fans can help Feeding America secure five meals at their local food bank by entering the product code from those boxes at OutnumberHunger.com.

Since its launch, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 35 million meals for the 49 million Americans currently struggling with not being able to feed themselves.

Reba says, "I was raised to treat others with compassion. Knowing that one in six Americans struggle with hunger means my fans and people I see every day need help,” said Reba. “The Outnumber Hunger campaign is such a simple way to help your neighbors, so how could you not?"

Reba will headline a concert special, Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger, featuring performances from Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, and Maddie & Tae. Look for the show to start airing on select local stations April 17 before airing on CMT April 18.

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