Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy will reunite for Chesney's upcoming 2019 Songs for the Saints Tour. The superstar has invited Murphy — his longtime friend and collaborator — to open his shows each night.

Chesney's audience should be pretty familiar with the "Dust on the Bottle" hitmaker by now, as Murphy was an unannounced walkout guest on Chesney's 19 stadium concerts this summer.

"There is only one David Lee Murphy," Chesney says. "He is, as ‘Living in Fast Forward’ says, ‘a hillbilly rock star,’ and No Shoes Nation showed that every time he hit that stage! He has a thing about him that is old school country, rocking, laid back, fired up and chilled out ... and he brings it every single night."

Over the summer, Murphy joined Chesney to duet live on their CMA-winning collaboration, "Everything’s Gonna Be Alright" and would stay to perform “Dust on the Bottle" and "Party Crowd." The pair of friends won the 2018 CMA for Musical Event of the Year.

"Last year walking out onstage with Kenny was awesome but it was over so fast. I’m excited to have a whole set to be able to play to those fans, because No Shoes Nation takes their music as seriously as any group of fans/music lovers I’ve ever seen" Murphy says. "They opened their arms to me last year. And I can’t wait for this year."

Murphy has written many of Chesney's hits over the years, including "Living in Fast Forward," "Til It's Gone," "Just Not Today," "Bar at the End of the World" and "Pirate Flag."

The 2019 Songs for the Saints Tour kicks off April 4 at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center.

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