Kenny Chesney Is the First ‘Keeper of the Light’ Not Named Tom Brady
Country music sensation Kenny Chesney stepped up as the second "Keeper of the Light" following Tom Brady's lead in Week 1.
Last Sunday, the legendary Tom Brady inaugurated a new tradition at Gillette Stadium, kicking off the new football season in Foxborough. Fast forward to Week 2, and the spotlight shifted to a different star – Kenny Chesney.
As the newly erected north end zone lighthouse cast its glow, Chesney rang the bell, officially taking on the mantle of the "Keeper of the Light" in a prelude to New England's showdown with the Miami Dolphins for Sunday Night Football.
Now, some might wonder, why Kenny Chesney? Well, while he may not be a former Patriot or a football legend, he boasts a remarkable record of headlining performances at Gillette Stadium. With such a history, his connection to Foxborough runs deep.
For fans in Bangor, Kenny Chesney's concerts are nothing short of iconic. Having been to the Waterfront several times, his most recent visit to the Queen City of the East was a memorable August night in 2018, sharing the stage with Old Dominion.
Looking ahead, we'll have to be patient as we await the next "Keeper of the Light" in Foxborough. Following back-to-back home games to kick off the season, the Patriots won't be back to Gillette again until October 8th when they play hosts to the New Orleans Saints.
In the meantime, I’ll be on standby, ready to make the trip if the call comes – after all, I’m up for the honor of being the next ‘Keeper of the Light’ if they REALLY NEED me.