Chesney look-alike tossed from concert

Published: Jun. 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM CDT
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Chesney look-alike describes being kicked out of concert-WKRN
Chesney look-alike describes being kicked out of concert-WKRN

Nashville, Tenn.- A Tennessee man's uncanny resemblance to Kenny Chesney got him kicked out of the country singer's concert on Saturday.

Nathan Blankenship says security escorted him out of the show featuring Chesney and Tim McGraw for allegedly creating a disturbance.

Apparently fans thought Blankenship was Chesney while he was in the crowd and approached him.

"Here or there somebody asked to take a picture to make their friends or family think they were with Kenny or whatever, that's fine. I don't mind. I can't help with the way I look." said Blankenship.

Next thing he knew, security grabs his ticket and shows him the door.

The school teacher says he's been to several Chesney concerts, but he's never signed autographs or tried to profit from his looks.

He doesn't get what the fuss is all about, "Is it because I wear the hat? I see a million of these hats here. I've worn baseball caps before and people still want to have pictures made but it's never caused any problems. I can't believe they think I'm actually him. Why would Mr. Chesney be in the crowd when Tim McGraw is singing?"

Blankenship paid 200 dollars for his ticket, which will be refunded

The VP of marketing from Chesney's record label says no one in the singer's camp knew Blankenship had been thrown out until a local news report aired.