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Kenny Chesney poses with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll in Renton on Friday. Chesney plays at CenturyLink Field Saturday. (Twitter: Pete Carroll)

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He's one of the hottest recording artists in the U.S. right now and he was in Renton on Friday.

Not only is Kenny Chesney hanging out in town a day before his big show at CenturyLink Field, but he's having fun with the Seahawks.

If you think his "tractor's" sexy, it might even be more so in a helmet and blue spandex. The star suited up in Pete Carroll's office and sent out a photo via Twitter. Then he took to the field at VMAC, donning signature green t-shirt and blue gloves.

Coach Carroll is clearly excited, Tweeting out nothing but Chesney songs for his popular Song of the Day posts: "Boys of Fall," "I go back," "Everybody wants to go to heaven," and "Summertime."

It's not clear yet if Chesney took a hit on the field.

Carroll isn't the only one starstruck, music industry website Pollstar reports Chesney sold 9.8 million tickets, grossing $608.6 million over the last 10 years.

That's more than Springsteen.

Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Stephanie joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2008. She has built the site into a two-time National Edward R. Murrow Award winner (Best Radio Website 2010, 2012).
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