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Kenny Chesney Rocks Fairlea for The Greenbrier Classic

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FAIRLEA -

This time of year "America's Resort," isn't just about the golf on the Old White but the live concerts featuring big name stars.

The Greenbrier Classic Concert Series started Thursday night in Farilea with Country Music Superstar Kenny Chesney.

A crowd of fans from all over were treated with a loud and fun Fourth of July performance that started in true Independence Day fashion with an honor to the troops.

Chesney faithful from Ohio and as far as South Carolina tailgated in the parking lot hours before the 8:30PM show.

Some were interested in the golf but blasting "Feel like a rock star," on their way to the concert was what all the riders of one red, white and blue graffitied van cared about.   

"We're here for the Kenny, nothing else," said one fan stylized in denim short-shorts and leather cowboy boots.

The fans made their descent onto the lawn area while others walked to their reserved seating closer to the stage.

Lawn or not it's hard to believe there was really a bad seat at the venue considering the monstrous screens projecting Chesney's ever-present cowboy hat and sleeveless shirt as he sang into the Fourth of July night.

The show wrapped up just after 10:30PM and fans that decided to stick around were further entertained by a fireworks display to cap off the night.

Show number 2 for The Greenbrier Classic Concert series will feature "The Bad Boys from Boston," Aerosmith on Saturday July 6.