With a song perfect for the occasion, Kenny Chesney rocked Farm Aid in 2005.
The country star took the stage with his band and gave an energetic rendition of his hit song, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” The performance took place in September 2005 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Donning his usual look – jeans, T-shirt, and cowboy hat – the Knoxville native drew cheers from the crowd as he crooned the song’s first line: “Plowing these fields in the hot summer sun.” Fans danced and sang along as Chesney worked the crowd.
As the song concluded, Kenny Chesney expressed his joy at performing in the concert.
“Goodnight everybody. Thank you for having us. We love you,” he said. “We appreciate and we are honored to be here at Farm Aid.”
Following the concert, CMT detailed that the set Kenny Chesney played during his Farm Aid debut also included other hits. “Back Where I Come From,” “Anything but Mine,” and “Big Star” were all part of the performance. He dedicated the performance of Back Where I Come From to those in attendance who grew up in rural America.
Chesney released She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy in 1999 on his album Everywhere We Go. The song made it to number 11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Watch Kenny Chesney perform the song during the 20th anniversary Farm Aid concert here:
Farm Aid was originally created by legends Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. Their goal was to raise awareness about the struggles family farmers face every day in order to offer support, as well as raise funds.