Carly Pearce performed barefoot to earn approval from ‘No Shoes Nation’: ‘I feel like they like me’

'I have always heard about No Shoes Nation, but I was not prepared'
Carly Pearce
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Carly Pearce was filled with excitement upon being invited on Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now Amphitheater tour. Now, a few shows in, she admits she had no idea what exactly she was in for.

LISTEN NOW: Carly Pearce shares her experience with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation fan club

With one of the most loyal fan bases in Country music, Chesney’s No Shoes Nation fanbase is known as one of the most loyal in Country music and according to Pearce, they definitely make their presence known.

“I have always heard about No Shoes Nation, but I was not prepared,” she said. “Unreal!”

Determined to get approval from the massive, family-like fans, Carly says she sported the barefoot look on stage while performing alongside Chesney for a song.

“I did wear no shoes on stage with Kenny,” she said. “So I feel like they like me!”

Carly was added to Chesney’s tour when he announced 20 new shows in early February. The newly announced shows added to his previously released schedule of 21 shows.

In addition to Pearce, Kenny also revealed Old Dominion and Dan + Shay would play on the tour, which continues through August. Find tickets here.

Remaining Here and Now Tour dates: 
May 7, 2022 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
May 14, 2022 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field
May 19, 2022 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf
May 21, 2022 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 25, 2022 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
May 26, 2022 Huntsville, AL Orion Amphitheater
May 28, 2022 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
June 2, 2022 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jun 4, 2022 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
Jun 8, 2022 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
Jun 9, 2022 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Jun 11, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Jun 15, 2022 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jun 16, 2022 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 18, 2022 Philadelphia, Pa Lincoln Financial Field
Jun 23, 2022 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Jun 25, 2022 Chicago, Il Soldier Field
Jun 29, 2022 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
Jun 20, 2022 Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Jul 2, 2022 Kansas City, Mo Geha Field At Arrowhead
Jul 9, 2022 Bozeman, Mt Bobcat Stadium
Jul 12, 2022 Stateline, Nv Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Jul 13, 2022 Stateline, Nv Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Jul 16, 2022 Seattle, Wa Century Link Field
Jul 19, 2022 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jul 20, 2022 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jul 23, 2022 Inglewood, Ca Sofi Stadium
Jul 27, 2022 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Jul 28, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Jul 30, 2022 Denver, Co Empower Field At Mile High
Aug 6, 2022 Minneapolis, Mn Us Bank Stadium
Aug 10, 2022 Columbia, Md Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 11, 2022 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug 13, 2022 East Rutherford, Nj Metlife Stadium
Aug 18, 2022 Columbus, Oh Historic Crew Stadium
Aug 20, 2022 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug 26, 2022 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug 27, 2022 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium

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