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Kenny Chesney’s New Single Likely to Be a Duet With Tim McGraw

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw
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Taste of Country has confirmed that Kenny Chesney‘s new ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ album includes a duet with Tim McGraw. The singer played the entire album track-by-track for radio and industry personnel on Friday afternoon.

While no official announcement has been made, a source with Chesney’s record label previously confirmed the singer would be debuting his new single at the ACM Awards this Sunday. Yesterday, an official announcement was made that Chesney and McGraw would be singing together on the Las Vegas stage.

Typically Nashville politics make it difficult to get two major stars together on a radio single, but since McGraw is not currently signed to a record label, he has the freedom to record and release music with whomever he wants. Of course the long-time friends will have plenty of opportunities to perform this song together, as the Brothers of the Sun Tour kicks off on June 2 in Tampa, Fla.

More details about that tour were also made available on Friday. McGraw will hit the stage first, then Chesney. Each will play their own sets before joining forces for one superset.

‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ will be in stores on June 19. It’s Chesney’s first album since 2010′s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey.’ This news could be bad news for McGraw fans hoping to hear new music from him soon. It’s unlikely he’ll release a new single while this duet with Chesney is on the Billboard charts.

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