by Nicole Hooper
posted Aug 11 2014 3:34PM
You probably know it's a tradition for headliners to give their opening acts a gift when the tour ends. It's usually something cool, like when KENNY CHESNEY gave UNCLE KRACKER a vintage 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner.
It can also be weird, like when Kenny TRIED to give KEITH URBAN two monkeys. His excuse is that Keith's fan club is called "Monkeyville" . . . but I'm wondering if he just thought it was a great opportunity to mess with him.
Kenny explains, quote, "I realized that you just can't go adopt one of these or buy one, it is a legal process, but I was going to buy two monkeys and I was going to have them in his bus when he got off stage the last night of the tour as a gift.
"But you just can't go buy a monkey, you know, it's like adopting a kid. You have to go through . . . a long process, so we let that go."