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Chesney to park his tractor at Crew Stadium this summer

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Kenny Chesney is scheduled bring his “Goin’ Coastal Tour” to Columbus this summer.

The country performer will visit Crew Stadium on June 25 with supporting acts Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker.

With only 27 of the 60 dates for the “Goin’ Coastal Tour” on sale, Chesney has already sold more than 500,000 tickets, according to All Access Music Group. Chesney won the Billboard Touring Award for Top Package Tour from 2005 to 2008.

The “Goin’ Coastal Tour” includes 11 stadium concerts and more than 40 arena shows. It starts on March 17 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Columbus will be the tour’s 33rd stop.

Chesney was last in Columbus for his “Sun City Carnival Tour” in 2009. His 2010 Tour, which only included 12 shows, didn’t make a stop in Ohio.

Chesney has recorded more than 30 Top 10 Singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. “Somewhere With You,” a single off Chesney’s latest album, “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” is No. 7 on Billboard’s country song chart.

Supporting act Currington has recorded six No. 1 Billboard country singles, his latest being “Pretty Good At Drinking Beer.” His current single, “Let Me Down Easy,” is one spot above Chesney’s “Somewhere With You,” at No. 6 on the Billboard country song chart. Currington is touring with Chesney in support of his latest album, “Enjoy Yourself.”

Uncle Kracker recorded No. 1 country single “When the Sun Goes Down” with Chesney in 2004. He has since joined Chesney on many tour stops.

Chesney’s “Goin’ Coastal Tour” is one of two country performances scheduled for Crew Stadium this summer. Brad Paisley will take the stage on Aug. 7, the closing night of the Ohio State Fair.

Tickets for Chesney’s tour can be purchased at the Crew Stadium Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets on March 4 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $39-$199.

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