A little over a day after it was first reported that Nathan Blankenship had been kicked out of Saturday's Brothers of the Sun tour in Nashville for allegedly causing a ruccus by pretending to be Kenny Chesney, things appear to have been made right by the higher ups.
Fox News is reporting that yesterday Blankenship received an offer of a refund and an apology from Kenny Chesney's record label, Sony, and the concert promoter. He'll also be getting a gift basket with a bunch of Sony goodies in it.
So all's well that end's well I guess. I'm still curious though, is this going to happen again if Kenny's doppleganger decides to go to another concert in the future and does he even WANT to go to another concert?
UPDATE: According to WKRN, Blankenship released the following statement after speaking with all the people above:
"I would like to thank my family, friends and the many well wishers who have supported me in the past 24 hours, which has probably been the most hectic day of my life. 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 CD's, 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. In fact, Saturday night was the first Kenny Chesney concert I have attended in four years. As I was being escorted out I was clearly stating, "I am not Kenny Chesney." I have never wanted to be famous and after all this attention from the press, I am glad I chose to be a teacher. I am sure that when school starts back in August and the students ask about my summer break, I will have quite a story to tell. In closing, let me say that I will continue to be a Kenny Chesney fan, and because of this press it is unfortunate that I may never get to attend one of his concerts again, however, the next concert I do attend will be one where the artist does not look similar to me."
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