Dan + Shay rewrote the lyrics of “I Go Back” to be about Kenny Chesney. Both grew up as fans, so sharing a stadium platform with him was a dream. Before the Nissan Stadium crowd arrived, they performed in the stands and posted it online. They later debuted it to the biggest musical attendance there. Dan remarked about touring alongside a hero, “I get emotional just thinking about it. It’s insane.” They rewrote it to show affection for Kenny. If you could write a song about your favorite person, who would it be?
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: In this image released on November 22, (L-R) Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of the band Dan + Shay perform onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)