In less than a minute, country singer Kenny Chesney made Ashley Veach’s Sweet 16 that much sweeter.
In front of more than 57,000 fans at Arrowhead on Saturday, Chesney pulled Veach, of Blue Springs, onstage, gave her a hug and handed her a Kansas City Chiefs helmet with his autograph. She couldn’t tell you what song was playing or how she managed to get on stage since everything happened so fast. But, she says, it just goes to show how much he cares about his fans.
That night during the concert, Chesney noticed that Veach was holding a sign saying it was her 16th birthday and quickly wished her a happy one. Later on, Chesney came out on stage with the helmet. Then he pointed directly at Veach.
“Who me? Is he pointing at me?” Veach recalled. “I just remember thinking, ‘Oh my god, I’m standing in front of Kenny Chesney right now.’”
Veach has been a fan of Chesney since she was a little girl — her dad was always playing the singer’s music. The concert, part his “The Big Revival” tour, was “amazing,” she said.
Although still in shock that her brief moment with the star even happened, Veach is shopping around for a proper trophy case for the helmet.
“I’m never letting that thing go.”
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