Chesney Fan Kicked Out of Concert for Resembling Singer

by | June 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM | General, Music

(Donald Bowers/Getty Images; WKRN-TV Nashville)

A Kenny Chesney look-a-like was kicked out of the country star’s Saturday concert in Nashville, Tenn., after he unintentionally caused a commotion in the audience, reports ABC News.

“I can’t help the way I look,” Nathan Blankenship told ABC affiliate WKRN-TV.

Blankenship donned classic Chesney garb the night of the show—a cowboy hat and sleeveless shirt—and LP Field, the company handling security at the event, said the 44-year-old musician’s doppelganger was stirring up fans who thought he was in fact Chesney.

“I think the way they handled it made it seem worse, like they were really escorting Kenny Chesney through the crowd,” he said of security ushering him out of the venue.

But according to LP Field, Blankenship should be used to it. An official with the company said Metro Nashville police already knew about the country fan’s Chesney resemblance after being spotted causing a stir at other country music shows in Nashville.

Not only does Blankenship feel unfairly treated, but also cheated out of the whopping $200 ticket price. Reps for Chesney said they were unaware of Blankenship’s removal from the concert at the time, according to a statement released Monday.

The Messina Group said it’s reaching out to Blankenship to take care of the situation.

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