November 09, 2007 09:27:17 GMT
CMA Awards' Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney, will begin a tour next year with the support from LeAnn Rimes.
Kenny Chesney has mapped out a tour to support his new album 'Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates'. The singer who had just won Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday (November 7) will take LeAnn Rimes as his supporting act.
"I think LeAnn Rimes is as good a singer as there is out there, and she knows how to have fun onstage," Chesney said. "I am a big fan, and everybody better be ready for a pretty incredible time. I know I'm looking forward to seeing her out there and getting to hear her sing."
The tour will start effectively next year but no specific dates have been released yet. Beer company Corona Extra has confirmed a sponsorship for this tour. "If you want to capture my audience, the thing that stands out is their ability to have more fun in a single day than most people have in a month - and Corona is part of those kinda lazy, hanging out with your buddies kinda days," said Chesney.
'Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates' opened at #3 on Billboard Hots 200 despite selling as many as 387,000 on the first week.