Country music fans welcome Kenny Chesney to Lambeau Field
GREEN BAY - With their cowboy hats and boots, country music fans patiently waited to get inside Lambeau Field.
"I'm like so excited, I can't even stand it," said Barb Keefe.
Keefe drove up from Illinois to see Kenny Chesney.
"I bought the tickets in November and I thought it was so far away and all of the sudden I'm like, 'Oh my god, it's finally here."
She's not the only one who bought her tickets seven months ago.
"We bought the tickets in November so we had this planned for a long time," said Debbie Lambert.
Keefe says when she heard one of Chesney's songs on the radio, she was hooked.
"It's his voice. He has one of most soothing voices of anyone," Keefe said.
While some came for Chesney, others had their hearts set on another headliner.
"Definitely Jason Aldean, probably 'Burning it Down'. Really, anything he sings, I love him. He's great," said Stephanie Maass.
Before the gates opened, fans spent time tailgating with brats and chicken on the grill.
Some even tossed around bean bags.
Not everyone can say they started out as country music fans.
"Actually, my husband got me into it. I was a big rock fan," Lambert said.
But then there are those who've always loved hearing those string instruments come alive.
"It's just so free and fun and I've been listening to it since I was a little girl," Maass said.
Inside Lambeau, Cole Swindell lit up the stage and excited the crowd with his songs "Hey Y'all and "Brought to you by Beer."
So what is about this music that keeps people interested?
"Every song tells a great story and you can relate to them, usually," said Mike Herald.