Kelsea Ballerini returned to Knoxville, Tennessee on November 2nd for a show at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boiling Arena. Just after she started to perform her hometown anthem "Half of My Hometown" she stopped suddenly. "I can't be in Knoxville and sing this song without Kenny Chesney," she says to her band. The crowd went wild as Kenny made his way to the stage. The two Knoxville natives shared a big hug, and he shared his excitement with the crowd, saying, "Kelsea, backstage, she goes, 'Don't make me cry up here,'" Kenny tells the audience. "I'm not gonna make her cry, but I do want to say just how proud I am of Kelsea and her band. Tonight is very special and I'm thrilled to be back in east Tennessee to celebrate Kelsea Ballerini." The song was released in April 2021 as an ode to the place where Kelsea grew up. Kenny, who's also from Knoxville, is featured on the song.