A Nashville man was kicked out of Kenny Chesney‘s Saturday night concert in Music City for looking too much like Kenny Chesney. Nathan Blankenship was dressed similar to Chesney — wearing a sleeveless shirt and straw cowboy hat — and he tells ABC affiliate WKRN that people sometimes say he looks like the country star. Blankenship says, “I can’t help the way I look.”
Security at the concert venue, LP Field, claims Blankenship was causing a disturbance among fans who thought they were seeing Chesney in the audience. Security personnel escorted Blankenship out of the stadium as a result.
He says, “I think the way they handled it made it seem worse, like they were really escorting Kenny Chesney through the crowd.”
It seems Nathan Blankenship has been through this kind of thing before though. An official at LP Field says Metro Nashville police knew about Blankenship looking like Chesney before the concert began. Apparently, country stars at previous Nashville concerts have spotted Blankenship in the crowd and thought he was causing a similar disturbance.
Blankenship is also upset about having to give up his $200 concert ticket to the show. Kenny Chesney’s camp released a statement Monday saying they didn’t know about Blankenship getting kicked out of the concert until it was reported in the media. The concert promoter Kate McMahon of The Messina Group says they are reaching out to Blankenship to make the situation right.
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