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LOOK: Kenny Chesney Shines as 'Keeper of the Light' at Gillette Stadium

Grammy-nominated country music sensation Kenny Chesney recently had the honor of serving as the "Keeper of the Light" at Gillette Stadium, adding another chapter to his long-standing connection with the New England Patriots and their home field.

Despite never suiting up for the Patriots, Chesney's relationship with Gillette Stadium is unique. He holds the record for the most headline concerts at the venue since it opened its doors in 2002, with an impressive 21 shows to his name.

Chesney's association with the Patriots organization goes beyond music. He has been a frequent visitor to Patriots training camp practices, and on several occasions, he's enjoyed games from the vantage point of team owner Robert Kraft's box. Notably, one of these games was Super Bowl LI, an epic comeback victory for the Patriots in which they overcame a 28-3 deficit.

Reflecting on his connection to Boston and the Patriots, Kenny Chesney expressed his admiration for the passionate people he's encountered: "Passionate people who really care, who really dig in. Everyone I've ever met works hard, takes real pride in what they do, and plays with the same kind of passion. The Kraft family, right down to the people selling concessions at the shows: I've met so many really fine people. It's a lot like where I come from, and that's saying something."

Recently, Kenny Chesney had the honor of being the second-ever "Keeper of the Light" at Gillette Stadium, ringing the bell before the Patriots took the field for their game against the Miami Dolphins. This new tradition, initiated by NFL legend Tom Brady, is a testament to Chesney's long-lasting connection with both the stadium and the Patriots. Despite a touch of nervousness, Chesney rang the bell and blew a kiss to the crowd, marking another memorable moment in his ongoing relationship with Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots.


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