CMT is set to premiere a new concert series, Instant Jam, on September 27th with Kenny Chesney and October 18th with Florida Georgia Line.
Each episode of Instant Jam features live performances and captures all the excitement and energy as artists reveal to fans how to score tickets to an exclusive show in their area, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at the hours leading up to their concert.
Chesney performed a surprise pop-up concert for an extremely small crowd of around 500 fans at the University of Georgia Athens’ Georgia Theatre on August 29th where earlier that morning, posters were hung and flyers were distributed announcing the show. With distribution at the University of Georgia’s Phi Mu sorority house, all 500 wristbands were gone in less than eight minutes.
Chesney performed 23 songs, some he’s not played in years, hits people expected and a pair of songs from his September 23rd release The Big Revival, including his Top 5 “American Kids.” Throwing out the setlist, Chesney even covered Hank Williams Sr’s “Kaw Liga” and George Strait’s “Carried Away,” while Face Timing Strait on stage as he and the entire audience sang along.
A couple of days later, hot duo Florida Georgia Line took the stage at Nashville’s Exit/In were they surprised a small crowd with their very own pop-up concert which FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley tweeted out an announcement to fans about their secret show earlier that the day. By noon, fans were lined up around the block from Exit/In to obtain their wristband.
The packed show featured a set list of smash hits from their 2X Platinum debut Here’s To The Good Times, including Platinum-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” “Round Here,” “This Is How We Roll” and multi-Platinum record-breaking debut “Cruise,” which has sold over eight million downloads and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). The talented pair also treated fans to the Gold-certified, Top 10-and-climbing lead single, “Dirt,” as well as new songs from their upcoming album Anything Goes, due out October 14th on Republic Nashville.
Instant Jam premieres on September 27th on CMT with more artists to be announced. Check local listings.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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