Country music star Kenny Chesney is launching his “I o Back” tour next spring and he is bringing fellow Country star Kelsea Ballerini along on the tour.

Chesney spoke on the tour and Ballerini saying, “Kelsea understands everything about where I come from, because she’s from there, too. She knows how hard it is to leave, how much you miss all those things that make you who you are… but also how the only way to chase the kind of dream she has is to do just that. It’s a tough call when you love home the way we both do, but for kids like us, there was never really a choice.”

He continued, “when she texted me to sing on the song she’d written with some of our friends, I said, ‘Let me hear it,’ knowing she knew everything about who I was.  As soon as I heard that first verse, I was in. And I have been one of Kelsea’s biggest fans ever since. She’s a writer, a girl who sings from her heart and isn’t afraid to honor where she comes from. To me, there was no other choice for this tour.”

Ballerini added, “music has taken me so many incredible places. Around the world, singing with some of my heroes in pop, alternative and contemporary music, but singing with Kenny is going home. He was the only voice I heard on ‘half of my hometown,’ and when he comes in, it’s just like hitting the Knoxville city limits. So to be able to go out to those cities like the place he and I grew up with an artist who’s accomplished what he has, it’s a lot like going home.”

Chesney’s tour features dates in cities where the fans helped to launch his career.

Kenny Chesney “I Go Back” tour dates:
March 25 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA
March 30 at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS
April 1 at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
April 6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
April 8 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA
April 12 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL
April 14 at the Daily’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL
April 16 at Torgua in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 26 at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
April 27 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
April 29 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
May 4 at the Vibrant Arean in Moline, IL
May 6 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI
May 9 at The Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND
May 11 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD
May 13 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
May 18 at the Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN
May 20 at the Fords Center in Evansville, IN
May 25 at the Credit One Stadium in Charleston, SC
May 27 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL
July 22 at the Hy-Vee Indy Race in Des Moines, IA