Live in No Shoes Nation is a 29-track album and collects live highlights from Chesney’s various tours, stretching back to 2007’s Flip Flop Summer tour. Among the guests on the album: Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews, and Grace Potter.
Among the track list is ‘Big Star’ with Taylor Swift, who opened for Chesney on that 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour.
You can hear the crowd roaring in Nashville when Chesney yells out, “This song is about a girl who had a dream and followed it and I know from living in this town for so many years that there’re a lot of girls in the audience tonight with a lot of dreams in their head.” Chesney launches into ‘Big Star’ by himself before Swift entrees for the second verse – what is now a throwback to her country roots after her decision to go pop.
Apparently, Chesney first met Swift at an airport when she was an unsigned teenager. Years later, Swift decided to surprise him at a show as a thank you. “She surprised me on my birthday and we were able to capture that moment for this record,” said Chesney.
The album also features Eric Church, Mac McAnally and Old Dominion.