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Chesney to Perform at CMA Awards

posted October 21st, 2018 at 8:23 am

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The first round of artists that will perform at this year’s CMA Awards has been announced and Kenny Chesney is on the list:

The first round of performers for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards have been announced. Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban will all hit the stage during Country Music’s Biggest Night.

Underwood will return to co-host the ceremony along with Brad Paisley for the eleventh consecutive year. The nominees were announced over the summer with Chris Stapleton leading the pack with a total of 5 nominations including Entertainer of the Year.

The 2018 CMA Awards will air live on November 14th at 8pm ET on ABC.


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Chesney to Perform at 2019 Tortuga Music Festival

posted October 17th, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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Kenny Chesney will perform at the Tortuga Music Festival in 2019.

Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean will headline the three-day 2019 Tortuga Music Festival. The annual beachside event, which launched in 2013, is set for April 12 through 13th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Officially titled Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, the concert doubles as a conservation effort for the world’s oceans and marine life and hosts a special educational and interactive “conservation village.”

The draw, though, is the traditionally diverse lineup, one that strays far from any country boundaries. This year, that includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, eclectic songwriter Sheryl Crow, rapper Flo Rida, New Orleans brass master Trombone Shorty, and reggae icons the Wailers.

Passes go on sale October 26th. More info at tortugamusicfestival.com



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Chesney Joins Grace Potter on Stage

posted September 18th, 2018 at 9:40 am

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At Grace Potter’s Grand Point North music festival over the weekend, Kenny Chesney made a special appearance with Grace to sing their duet “You and Tequila”

On Saturday, Grand Point North, the two-day festival curated by Grace Potter, got underway at the Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont. Day one of featured performances from the likes of Mt. Joy, Darlingside, Ani DiFranco and Jackson Browne. Potter brought the evening to a close with a headlining set and a memorable encore that saw her welcome special guests Kenny Chesney and Browne.

After an introduction from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Potter led her band through a career-spanning mix of originals that featured selections from her albums with The Nocturnals as well as her solo efforts. Towards the back half of her 16-song main set, country music superstar Kenny Chesney made a surprise appearance to duet with Grace on “You And Tequila.” Chesney and Potter originally recorded a version of the song together for his 2010 release Hemingway’s Whiskey.




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Chesney’s 2018 Tour is His Biggest Ever

posted August 30th, 2018 at 8:27 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney just wrapped up his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour in Boston and with those two sold out shows, he notched his biggest ever tour:

Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour came to a close on Aug. 25, and with its final shows reported to Billboard Boxscore, it now stands as the country superstar’s highest grossing trek ever, earning $114.3 million. The tour, which sold 1.289 million tickets, eclipses his Big Revival Tour’s gross in a photo finish, as the 2015 tour raked in $114.1 million.

Chesney wrapped the Trip Around the Sun Tour with two sold-out shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Aug. 24 and 25. He played 42 shows throughout the summer, hitting arenas and stadiums throughout North America, beginning with a two-night engagement at Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel.

Chesney’s final shows at Gillette Stadium delivered the biggest gross ($11.6 million) and attendance numbers (121,714) of the entire tour. It has become tradition for the country powerhouse to close out his summer tours at the New England Patriots’ home field. With the added grosses from his 2018 shows, Chesney extends his lead as the act with the venue’s all-time highest gross at $97.6 million and highest attendance number at 1.09 million. Before his final shows began, a video played featuring Patriots CEO Robert Kraft and players Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski congratulating Chesney on the 1 million milestone.

Chesney’s newly reported 2018 figures push his total career tour earnings to $969 million, with an overall attendance of 15.3 million. The latter sum is the fifth-highest among all acts in Billboard Boxscore history, dating back to 1990.



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‘Songs for the Saints’ Debuts at Number One

posted August 9th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

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Kenny Chesney’s new album Songs for the Saints has debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart as well as number two on the all-genre Top 200 chart.

“All I knew was that I was so scared for a lot of people and places that I really loved,” said Chesney of the inspiration. “I was anxious, and I was thousands of miles away. I needed to do something, something that would let those people know they weren’t gonna be forgotten when the news cycle moved on. I had no idea it would be an album, but the songs were something they could sing. And now here we are.”

According to Nielsen, in its first week, the project has sold in excess of 64,600 copies, with consumption bringing the total to 77,300.

“This album means the world to me, because of what it’s about and what it means to the people of the Virgin Islands,” Chesney shared. “A lot of who I am is because of the time I’ve spent down there, and how it’s shaped the man I’ve become. It’s how I see the world, and how my music has evolved. So the fact No Shoes Nation has supported this record – a record where all the proceeds go to island recovery – does my heart good.”

Get the album now at Amazon or iTunes.


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Watch Kenny’s Recent TV Appearances

posted August 1st, 2018 at 11:30 am

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney was in New York City on Tuesday where he appeared on Good Morning America in the morning and then The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the evening.

Watch the appearances below:




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New Album ‘Songs for the Saints’ Available Now!

posted July 27th, 2018 at 12:10 pm

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The album that Kenny Chesney says is more personal than anything he’s ever done, Songs for the Saints, hits stores today!

Grab the album now at Amazon or iTunes.

Track listing:

  1. Songs for the Saints
  2. Every Heart
  3. Get Along
  4. Pirate Song
  5. Love for Love City (with Ziggy Marley)
  6. Ends Of The Earth
  7. Gulf Moon
  8. Island Rain
  9. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season (with Jimmy Buffett)
  10. We’re All Here
  11. Better Boat (featuring Mindy Smith)

“I knew I wanted this album to show the spirit of the people, but I wanted it to focus on healing, on their gift to rise above such complete chaos and devastation,” Chesney said in a release. “They had no power, no real food, nothing; they dug in, started clearing the land and rebuilding. To me, that’s inspiring.”

“To let them know, they’re not only not forgotten months later, but we’re holding them up as inspiration — and offering help in any way that we can, including music,” Chesney added. “Because music heals, it inspires, and this is for them.”

Songs for the Saints features some special musical guests who have ties to the island: Ziggy Marley, Mindy Smith and of course, Chesney’s buddy Jimmy Buffett.

“Ziggy Marley and his family’s legacy hold so much truth for all of the people I know down there,” Chesney said. “Mindy Smith’s Come To Jesus was an album I lived with from morning to night when I was first going down there — and her voice sounds like an angel.”

As for Buffett’s contribution, it just made sense for Chesney.

“Jimmy, more than the lost shaker of salt, understands the poetry of the islands beyond what tourists see, the life in a way that made a song written decades ago so current. I’m honored they also want to help.”



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