Kenny Chesney will receive a prestige music industry award at the annual BMI Music Awards:
BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Kenny Chesney by presenting him with the BMI President’s Award at the Company’s 64th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on November 1, 2016. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville.
The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. In receiving the award, Chesney will join an impressive list of past honorees that includes P!nk, Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Pitbull, Adam Levine, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, and Toni Braxton.
“Kenny Chesney is first and foremost a songwriter,” says Williams. “Not only has he earned the respect of the songwriting community, but he has also developed into a top-notch recording artist who re-wrote the concert touring experience by selling out stadiums year after year. He is a friend to up-and-coming artists and songwriters and is as inspiring as he is talented. It is time to salute him for a career that has brought so much to so many, and is far from over.”
Read more about the event here.
The track list and album cover have been released for Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album “Cosmic Hallelujah.”
- Trip Around the Sun
- All the Pretty Girls
- Setting the World On Fire – with P!nk
- Bar at the End of the World
- Some Town Somewhere
- Rich and Miserable
- Jesus and Elvis
- I Want to Know What Love Is
Country Standard Time reveals more:
“I’ve been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I’ve loved for years,” Chesney said. “When ‘Setting The World On Fire’ came together, it opened a window of time – and some songs that had come in after we were done, I didn’t have to save for the next album. Suddenly, everything was changing, and the album I’m releasing now has a lot of what made ‘Some Town Somewhere’ capture the essential part of who the No Shoes Nation is, but really takes the your-life-is-now piece of ‘The Big Revival’ and expands it.
“And there’s one very special song I’ve been holding for years called ‘Coach’ that we went in and re-cut,” said Chesney. “It really captured that song’s heart.”
The new album will be released October 28th. You can pre-order the audio CD now at Amazon.
Kenny’s official site is also offering a few fan bundles. Check them out at cosmichallelujah.com.
The brand new music video for Kenny Chesney and Pink’s “Setting The World On Fire” is out and you can watch it below.
The slow motion, black and white video takes place in Los Angeles, and is a romantic look at a young couple’s day of breezy love. They eat Chinese food in their hotel room, snap pictures on La Cienega Blvd. and generally look beautiful as they spend all day together and end their evening overlooking the city’s skyline.
While Chesney and P!nk don’t appear in the video per se, advertisements of them do. The video manages to stack several shots of billboards, building posters and more announcing the duet and making sure fans haven’t forgotten the artists behind this sweeping country ballad.
Rolling Stone reports that Kenny Chesney will not mount a major tour and will play only a handful of shows in 2017:
Kenny Chesney’s reps confirm to Rolling Stone Country that he will not be touring in 2017. After playing to more than 120,000 people at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the superstar wrapped his massive Spread the Love tour last month to yet another round of record numbers. He’s now on a break from the road, as he readies his Cosmic Hallelujah album, due out October 28th. And as of right now, the singer is only plotting a handful of gigs in support of the new music — and not a full tour.
One of those shows is also in support of a cause very important to him. Chesney is set to headline the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. Set for April 7th-9th, the event will include performances by dozens of country, rock and roots acts on waterfront stages. It also features Conservation Village, a place for environmental organizations to set up shop, educating people about the dire need for ocean conservation and marine research. The festival works with the Rock the Ocean Foundation to increase awareness of various issues affecting the world’s oceans and what can be done to help. Since its 2013 inception, the Tortuga Music Festival has donated $300,000 to its Conservation Village partners.
Kenny Chesney performed on the eve of the Battle at Bristol on Friday night and his friend Peyton Manning joined him onstage.
It doesn’t get much better in East Tennessee — on the night before a Tennessee football game, but really anytime — than a combination of Chesney and Peyton Manning.
The concert, on the eve of the “Battle at Bristol” between Tennessee and Virginia Tech, featured country acts Old Dominion and The Band Perry. By the time Chesney took the stage, the grandstand along the racetrack’s backstretch was virtually filled. Many fans wore either Tennessee orange or Virginia Tech maroon.
Chesney, a lifelong Vols fan, stopped at one point during the high-energy show to tell the crowd about his days attending East Tennessee State University in nearby Johnson City, playing the bars in the area and working for a year at El Chico restaurant to raise enough money to cut an album in Bristol, Va., just across the state line. And as the final bars played from his No. 1 hit “The Boys of Fall,” an ode to football, Chesney motioned Manning from the wings, where he’d been sitting and watching the show.
As the former Tennessee and NFL great appeared onstage, Chesney grabbed an acoustic guitar. He and Manning signed it. And then they walked together to the front of the stage.
As the crowd roared, Manning picked out a young fan wearing an orange Tennessee football jersey (No. 98, for 1998, when the Vols won the national championship). They pulled the boy onstage and presented him the guitar.
We are here this weekend to celebrate music,” Chesney said earlier in the show. “And we are here to celebrate football.”
And there’s no better way to celebrate it in East Tennessee than with Manning.
Head on over to Joe’s Crab Shack where you can have a “No Problems,” made with Blue Chair Bay rum:
Joe’s Crab Shack and Blue Chair Bay® Rum have partnered to create an exclusive specialty drink featuring Kenny Chesney’s signature coconut rum.
“No Problems,” created by Joe’s Crab Shack, is now available in all restaurants nationwide. The drink, named after Chesney’s hit title track, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, evokes the summertime frame of mind that Joe’s Crab Shack is known for.
The bright-red fruity cocktail is a refreshing blend of Blue Chair Bay® Coconut Rum mixed with Triple Sec, strawberry purée, Sprite and lime. No Problems is served in a signature mason jar garnished with a pineapple leaf and a lime wedge.
“This partnership with Blue Chair Bay® Rum is a perfect one for Joe’s,” said Bob Merritt, CEO of Ignite Restaurant Group. “Creating innovative and enjoyable drinks is a signature part of Joe’s Crab Shack. We encourage our guests to relax, unwind and forget all their problems at Joe’s—although shoes and shirts are required.”
Kenny Chesney played two shows over the weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to wrap the 2016 Spread the Love Tour.
Kenny Chesney brought his Spread The Love Tour to a close with 121,399 fans in Boston this weekend. One special fan got the spotlight as the superstar brought her onstage during a series of mashups.
After performing a mash-up of the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” Chesney brought a young woman named Kelly Swanson onstage. As he finished the song Chesney removed her baseball hat, revealing a bald head. He then took off his own cowboy hat and rubbed his head against hers. While he hugged her he sang, “Every little thing’s gonna be alright.” A poignant moment for the two and the audience who watched along, Chesney’s shows continue to be powerful ones.
“This night in Foxborough and the past 48 hours, I just wanna say one thing: shut the door, best night of our touring life ever! Cheers everybody,” the “Setting the World On Fire” singer said after the second show in Massachusetts.
Chesney extended his performance on his second of two shows with a cover of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy” with Old Dominion. Later, Miranda Lambert assisted on “You and Tequila” as well as a cover of George Strait’s “The Fireman.”
“This is why we do this,” Chesney said. “This right here. To play for people who love music so much, who commit so completely to what’s in these songs, who scream and shout and cheer like these fans! When you can find fans like that, you wanna do even better than you think possible … and with the No Shoes Nation, who we named right here, it really does inspire us to reach for new heights, possibilities.”
Read more at Taste of Country.