The country star used a local media station to hunt down this one concert-goer after what he said during the concert stuck with him.
The concert-goer, Matt Lewellen, is from Yorkstown, Virginia and has been going to Kenny Chesney‘s concerts for years – often bringing the same sign, but during this recent concert things took a very different turn.
His humongous poster featured just two words that caught Chesney’s attention so much that he started a manhunt for the man in a photo he posted to Facebook.
Matt’s sign read “Touchdown Tennessee” across the front in huge letters and he wore a jersey bearing the number 18 on it that corresponded with the sign’s coloring.
Chesney had heard that the guy attended almost every single show he’d performed around Virginia Beach and wanted to reach out to him…for one specific reason.
The country star also reached out to the local radio station, 97.3 The Eagle, to have them help track down Matt. After just a few days, they were able to find out who he was using locals sharing the photo on social media.
Once Chesney finally caught up with Matt, he was able to give him an unforgettable gift!
Kenny Chesney invited the longtime fan backstage at his concert in Virginia Beach and was so excited to meet one of his biggest fans, Matt says he jumped up to greet him!
Matt’s poster had been made in 2001 by him and a friend and was a tribute to the song Chesney wrote for the University of Tennessee Football announcer, John Ward.
Listen to this incredible story in Matt’s interview with Coop Show below!