A man that bears a striking resemblance to the American country music singer Kenny Chesney recently got tossed from the country star's "Brothers of the Sun Tour" show in Nashville, Tenn.
Nathan Blankenship was removed from the Kenny Chesney concert in Nashville on Saturday, June 23, after he was stopped by several people and asked to take photos with those who thought he was the "Hemingway's Whiskey" artist.
A man that bears a striking resemblance to the American country music singer Kenny Chesney recently got tossed from the country star's "Brothers of the Sun Tour" show in Nashville, Tenn. Nathan Blankenship was removed from the Kenny Chesney concert in Nashville on Saturday, June 23, after he was stopped by several people and asked to take photos with those who thought he was the "Hemingway's Whiskey" artist.
According to reports, security team at the venue-LP Field- did not approve of the misleading photo ops and quickly escorted him out, saying he was causing a disturbance.
Blankenship took to Twitter in an effort to express how he felt about the situation.
"Just got kicked out of concert because drunk people thought I was actually him. No refund ... so mad," he tweeted.
WebProNews is reporting that one of the security guards allegedly told him he was acting on orders that came "straight from the top." In addition, Blankenship was told that security had been "tipped off" by someone about what had been going on.
Kenny Chesney has issued a statement since the tossing of his look-alike.
"Being made aware through the media that fan Nathan Blankenship was removed from the Brothers of the Sun Tour show in Nashville on Saturday night, the promoter of the show is contacting Blankenship to resolve the matter," read a statement from Chesney's record label to E! News. "No one in Chesney's management or promoter camp was aware that this fan had been escorted from the show until after it had been reported by the media."
In an effort to clear up any lingering controversy, Blankenship also issued a statement, saying he will be getting back the $200 he paid for his ticket in addition to some record company souvenirs.
"I would like to thank my family, friends and the many well wishes who have supported me in the past 24 hours, which has probably been the most hectic day of my life," Blankenship said in a statement yesterday after hearing that Chesney's label wanted to apologize and clear up the matter.
"I heard from Sony Music and the concert promoters, and they have told they will be refunding the money I paid for my ticket to the concert. In addition, Sony has said they will be sending me several CDs, which I appreciate. I would like to clear up one possible misconception. I am not now, nor have I ever been a Kenny Chesney impersonator and contrary to several reports, I do not sign autographs, pretend to be him for financial gain, or follow him around from concert to concert."
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