This morning on Good Morning America, Kenny Chesney announced that he’ll head back out on the road in March 2015 for The Big Revival Tour.
Now Chesney returns to where he draws inspiration, energy and a reason to believe in the power of music: his 2015 tour! The man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” mixes it up playing arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. He kicks off on March 26, his birthday in Nashville — and also teams with presenting sponsor Corona Light to do it.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” Chesney, who confirmed he’s bringing The Big Revival Tour to America today on ABC’s Good Morning America, says. “I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and it’s gonna take what we do to a whole other level.”
“We’re going to be mixing up the line-up, too: different markets will have different acts playing with us. A few will be on all the stadium shows, some doing pieces – but I promise everybody who’s coming out rocks hard, and understands turning a crowd on.”
“This is really about us and the fans… the fact that every year, so many people make their summer about coming to see us. I’ve missed that sense of community and that passion for the music. There’s gonna be some stuff from the new record and songs people haven’t heard in a while. There’s gonna be a whole lot of music and some surprises…
“I didn’t know if I could take the music as far as we were able with the album. That’s the beauty of giving things time to be what they’re meant to. We’re already working on next year’s video. I’ve seen the stage – and the lights. As the set list comes together, and we start locking down rehearsals, this is gonna be a wild night. I hope the fans are ready.”
“Because of the number of artists we’re pulling into this tour, the roll out is a little trickier, but I think it’s going to be worth the wait and the finding out. Rather than locking in one thing, I wanted to make each market the best it could be. People will be fired up when they see who’s playing where. That means, there’s more news to come… A lot of our favorite cities are on the list, so are some places we’ve never been. Get ready!”
Stay tuned for dates!
Kenny Chesney has added a second country music festival to his 2015 tour schedule: the Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville.
Florida Country Superfest, which drew more than 80,000 fans to EverBank Field in June, will return next summer with the Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, at EverBank Field. The Saturday lineup includes the Zac Brown Band, Urban, Cole Swindell, David Nail and Danielle Bradbery. On Sunday, Chesney, Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford and the Swon Brothers are scheduled to perform.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 10th through Ticketmaster.
Get more details on the festival here.
Over at RollingStone.com you can watch an intimate performance of “Til It’s Gone” off the new album The Big Revival.
Those who couldn’t make it to the Georgia Theatre concert can still catch a glimpse of the show by checking out this live, unreleased clip of “‘Til It’s Gone,” making its premiere exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. Filmed toward the end of the night, it’s an intimate, no-frills performance, with Chesney and his seven-piece band playing their newest single on a stage that’s pretty much free of the lights, Jumbotrons and high-tech gadgets that’ve become staples of his 50,000-seat stadium shows.
Although he didn’t write the song — that role went to Rodney Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary — Chesney has a strong personal attachment to “‘Til It’s Gone,” a seize-the-day anthem about making the most of your time with a loved one. He also views it as a tribute to his own fan base, the “No Shoes Nation,” whose support helped send the album’s previous single, “American Kids,” to the top of the charts. (Clawson co-wrote that one, too.)
“This is a song about hanging on right where you are with someone you love,” Chesney says of “Til It’s Gone,” “be it a good buddy, a lover, or in my case, the No Shoes Nation, who’ve been here since it was me and a buncha guys in an old Silver Eagle tour bus. The idea is: be where you are, and embrace the hell out of it. When you do that, amazing things happen.”
Read more at RollingStone.com.
Kenny Chesney’s first show of 2015 has been announced, and it’ll be a big one.
Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts will headline the Buckeye Country Superfest, a two-day concert set for June 20-21 in the stadium.
Show producer Quint Davis, whose Louisiana-based Festival Productions, Inc., has staged similar country festivals in Baton Rouge, La., and Jacksonville, Fla., scoured a “who’s-who of American stadiums” in search of a third location.
Buoyed by the Shoe’s location and in-house production team, “we ended up here.”
The Columbus show, with reserved seating on the field and the stands, can accommodate 60,000 fans per day. RV camping will be offered – as will sales of beer and liquor.
Kenny Chesney will perform at the festival on Sunday, June 21st, following Keith Urban, Cole Swindell, David Nail, and Parmalee. See the full lineup here.
Buckeye Country Superfest tickets, at $40 to $250, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 through Ticketmaster.
Pre-Sale Tickets will go onsale Wednesday, 10/8 @ 10 AM Local time to the Kenny Chesney Fan Club.
The latest slew of performers for the 48th annual CMA Awards were announced this morning and Kenny Chesney is on the list!
The boys of fall are getting ready for some dirt road anthems! Country music’s biggest night just got even bigger, as Us Weekly can exclusively reveal that Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw have been added to the lineup for the upcoming 2014 Country Music Awards.
The star-studded awards show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 5. The four industry heavyweights join an impressive group of previously announced performers, which includes The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and Miranda Lambert.
Watch the 2014 CMA Awards live on Wednesday, November 5th at 8:00pm on ABC.
Late last week it looked like Kenny Chesney was headed for number one on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart with The Big Revival, but Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga edged him out by 1,000 copies.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s jazzy new duets album, Cheek To Cheek, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s the second No. 1 for Bennett and the third for Gaga.
The standards album, released Sept. 23 on Streamline/Interscope/RPM/Columbia Records, sold 131,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also hits No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts.
There was a tight race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as three albums were vying for the pole position. Cheek To Cheek edges out Kenny Chesney’s also-arriving The Big Revival at No. 2 (130,000). Last week’s No. 1, Barbra Streisand’s own duets album, Partners, slips to No. 3 with 127,000 (down just 35 percent).
For Chesney, The Big Revival is his 12th top 10 effort and follows 2013′s No. 1 debut Life On a Rock (153,000 sold in its first week). On the Top Country Albums chart, The Big Revival comes in at No. 1 — Chesney’s lucky 13th leader.
Spend your Saturday morning with Kenny Chesney and college football:
Country music star Kenny Chesney will be the celebrity guest picker when ESPN College GameDay airs from the Horsehoe at South Carolina this Saturday.
Chesney will perform a song off his new record, which was released on Tuesday, during the telecast.
Chesney and Spurrier are longtime friends. He co-produced the recent Steve Spurrier documentary “The Believer.”
Chesney is a longtime Tennessee fan. He was the celebrity picker once before when “GameDay” visited Knoxville.
Kenny Chesney’s new album The Big Revival is headed for number one on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart:
Country superstar Kenny Chesney is heading for his eighth No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his new set, The Big Revival, may sell around 125,000 to 135,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 28. The Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville album is Chesney’s 15th studio effort, and was released on Sept. 23.
Not too far behind Chesney is Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new duets album Cheek to Cheek. It might sell 110,000 to 120,000 copies. That sum might not be enough to capture the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, but it should easily top the Traditional Jazz Albums chart.
The new Billboard 200′s top 10 will be revealed on Oct. 1.
The day has finally arrived! After taking the year off to focus on the music, Kenny Chesney’s new album The Big Revival hits stores today.
Get it now at iTunes or Walmart.com.
ABC reviews the new album:
Chesney has continually tinkered with his sound, growing more introspective in recent years while remaining the king of the arena sing-along. Chesney’s forte is that even his rockers offer snapshots of the lives of his fans, as he does here on “Beer Can Chicken,” which he co-wrote. A rocker like “Drink It Up” avoids the clichés flowing through contemporary country songs by injecting some real-life gravitas.
Working with longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon, Chesney slips some modern Nashville rhythms and loops into songs like “Til It’s Gone” and “Rock Bottom,” yet holds on to the classic-rock guitar sound he loves. But the album’s most powerful moment arrives with the closer “If This Bus Could Talk,” which traces Chesney’s story from a nervous greenhorn opening for Patty Loveless in 1993 through the twists and turns of a long career.
Be sure to catch Kenny on The Today Show this morning!
Kenny Chesney’s new album The Big Revival drops next Tuesday (9/23) and he’ll make a television blitz to promote it:
Starting with “The Today Show” on street date, Chesney will also perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (9/24), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (9/26), “CONAN” (9/29) and “The Talk” (10/2), as well as sit for interviews with both “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood” live from Rockefeller Center (9/23).
“Normally I don’t get geared up for this much television,” Chesney says. “But this record makes me wanna get out and talk about it. Starting with ‘American Kids,’ all of the songs on here say so much about how the people who see their lives in my music commit to their lives – it’s a lot like showing their home videos on network TV! I’m gonna be sick of talking about me, but not this record; The Big Revival is a whole other kinda record for me.”