It happens a lot.
We talk to country stars and inevitably, it comes up… “Boston is special.” “We love playing Boston.” “Boston is our favorite city to play.” “You people in New England are crazy. We like that.” These are just a few of the things I’ve heard country superstars say over the years. Some are adamant about professing their love of Boston, relaying their appreciation for our passion, showing up and being loud.
Yup, that’s a huge compliment. And that’s so… New England.
But who is OUR biggest fan?
The first names that come to mind are of course, Kenny Chesney. I mean he named his fan club while playing at Gillette Stadium. Dan + Shay always make sure to tell us that their fans here are #1 and they helped to make them. Cole Swindell has a special place in his heart for New England because he wrote one of his biggest hits here. Zac Brown Band considers Fenway their home away from home. Jason Aldean can’t get enough of our ball park.
Whether it’s the food, the history, our sports or because we are loud and proud, there’s no denying our friends from the South (where the majority of country artists grew up) appreciate the fact that we appreciate them and their music!
So let’s see who’s showing Boston team pride and who’s told us straight out, they love us!