Kenny Chesney Was “Starstruck” Meeting Kevin Costner

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It’s hard to imagine mega-country stars going crazy over meeting other celebrities but at the end of the day they’re people too. For Kenny Chesney, a starstruck moment happened when celebrity actor Kevin Costner walked onto Chesney’s tour bus and introduced himself.


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In an interview with CMT Chesney told the whole story:

“It was a couple of years ago and we were playing this festival. Kevin Costner walked up on my bus and said hello. I couldn’t believe it. I had just watched JFK, his movie, on the bus like two nights prior, so it was really strange to have him walk up on the bus and stick out his hand. So I was starstruck for a moment, but he’s a really great guy and we talked for a long time. I did catch myself going, ‘Wow, that’s Kevin Costner.’ JFK is one of my favorite movies. To have him walk up on the bus and want to chat was pretty cool.”

Costner himself is a musician and up until the pandemic has been touring with his  American country rock band, Kevin Costner & Modern West.

After a brief hiatus, the band will be headlining the Outlaws & Legends Festival in Abilene, Texas on March 19, 2021, alongside Randy Houser, Mark Powell, Kevin Fowler, Deana Carter, and more!

Watch the video below to see Kevin Costner & Modern West perform their song, The Sun Will Rise Again.