Surprise! Old Dominion Shocks Kenny Chesney and his fans at a recent concert.
Fans who came out to see Kenny Chesney and Kelsea Ballerini in Evansville, Indiana Saturday night got a little bit more than they bargained for.
Midway through Chesney’s set, his friends and occasional tour mates Old Dominion casually strolled out on stage, surprising the country legend and the crowd. The group and Chesney then broke into an impromptu rendition of the Eagles hit “Take It Easy,” delighting the audience.
After the performance, Chesney admitted that he was caught off guard by the surprise appearance. “Nobody pulls one over on me,” he said, according to Taste of Country. “My band and my crew can’t keep secrets, but they kept this one!”
The surprise appearance was also a positive sign for Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey, who was sidelined by an ATV accident in March. Ramsey performed without his cane for the first time since the accident, suggesting that his recovery is progressing well.
“I’ve missed them, I love them and I’m proud of them,” Chesney said on social media. “What a fun night. From Evansville to the Red Door. You can’t make it up.”
Old Dominion also documented the moment on social media, writing, “A little Saturday night surprise for [Kenny Chesney] on the [I Go Back Tour].”
The surprise performance was a welcome addition to an already great show. Chesney and Ballerini both put on energetic performances, and the crowd was clearly enjoying themselves. The appearance by Old Dominion was the icing on the cake, and it made for a memorable night for all involved.