Kenny Chesney is out with his new music video for his latest single “Noise”:
(If the video doesn’t play above, you can watch it here)
The “Noise” video opens with Chesney singing in the foreground while multiple images — including pictures of Kourtney Kardashian, Donald Trump, runway models, plastic surgery, cartoons and much more — rapidly flash across the screen behind him. “It ain’t nothing but noise,” Chesney repeats throughout the song.
“We had snake handlers, fashion shows, talking-head newscasters, type falling into words, clocks sweeping, Richard Nixon, Botox, wrecking balls, vintage things, a Kardashian, all building to that crescendo [leading up to the end of the video],” Chesney, 48, explains. “For me, it was easy: Get in front of the green screen and try to bring that emotion to the performance.”
To celebrate the launch of No Shoes Radio on SiriusXM, Kenny Chesney will play a “No Shoes Down The Shore” show at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 12th.
There are no tickets for the show but fans who have SiriusXM can win access by entering a contest through Thursday, April 28 via www.siriusxm.com. A grand prize winner will be flown to Asbury Park for the show and meet Chesney, too.
“We’ve spent eight years building No Shoes Radio,” said Chesney in a statement. “It’s always been a place where I could share songs I love, musicians I find, things on my computer nobody’s ever heard – and blur the lines between my records and everything from reggae to rock to bluegrass. To partner with SiriusXM as part of their Artist Driven platform of stations means No Shoes Radio will be able to reach even more people who love songs and music the same way I do. That’s awesome.”
The concert will be broadcast on No Shoes Radio, which went live earlier this month.
“We are so excited to work with Kenny on his No Shoes Radio, now exclusively on SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM in a statement. “His massive fan base will love having unprecedented access to Kenny’s favorite music and a variety of things only he has access to. We are also thrilled to be expanding SiriusXM’s unmatched offering of country music to our nation of listeners.”
Kenny Chesney kicked off his 2016 Spread The Love Tour with Miranda Lambert at Jordan Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University on Saturday night.
Country music stars Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert brought more than 50,000 fans to Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn on Saturday during the Music and Miracles Superfest.
The concert and served as the first official date of Chesney’s 2016 Spread the Love stadium tour. Old Dominion as well as former UAB quarterback Sam Hunt were also on the superfest’s line-up.
“There is something about college football that inspires me,” Chesney said when the concert was announced. “There is so much heart, so much dignity to playing for the honor of your school. There are, obviously, a lot of good times and great memories made at the games, and those guys on the teams play all out in ways most people don’t realize.
Every time I get to play somewhere with the kind of history Auburn has, it pushes me a little harder to really raise the bar. And the mission and heart behind Music & Miracles raises that bar higher still.”
Kenny Chesney performed at Jordan Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University on Saturday night. It was Chesney’s first stadium show of the year. But before the big show, Chesney dropped by the Lambda Chi fraternity and played a little show:
Chesney, an East Tennessee State University Lambda Chi alumnus, treated the house to a performance of “Keg in the Closet,” a song he wrote about his time in the fraternity. It marked the first time he performed the song in an actual Lambda Chi house.
“You know, some things don’t change,” Chesney said in a Facebook post. “Friday afternoon at a fraternity is still an awesome place to be.”
Chesney didn’t officially accept his invitation until Friday, said Lambda Chi President Graham Davis. The impromptu concert felt “laid-back, almost like a family atmosphere,” Davis said.
The country singer performed two songs, took a quick tour of the house, posed for photos and signed autographs before word spread about his location. He stayed for approximately 20 minutes.
“You hear that song all the time, and you hear Lambda Chi referenced,” Davis said. “To hear him sing it in our kitchen was a really cool experience.”
Kenny Chesney was in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the ACM Awards where he performed his latest single “Noise.”
Chesney strode the stage, addressing the audience from all angles, clad in a simple gray T-shirt, jeans and a black cowboy hat, putting to use the stage skills he has honed over the years as one of the perennial top concert draws in country music.
The song is the lead single from Chesney’s upcoming studio album Some Town Somewhere, which is set for release in July. It’s his first-ever stab at social relevance in a song, taking on the cable news cycle, cell phones and social media’s white noise, with a lyric about the importance of being able to unplug the noise and tap into what’s really important.
Watch a clip of Chesney performing:
There’s a new show on Netflix called “The Ranch,” starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott, and each episode in the first season is named after a Kenny Chesney song.
List of episodes:
1. “Back Where I Come From”
2. “Some People Change”
3. “The Boys of Fall”
4. “Got a Little Crazy”
5. “American Kids”
6. “Better as a Memory”
7. “I Can’t Go There”
8. “Til It’s Gone”
9. “There Goes My Life”
10. “Down the Road”
(hat tip Joseph Rainey)
Kenny Chesney revealed the name of his new album this weekend and when it will be released:
The new album is called Some Town Somewhere and it’ll be out July 8th.
In some ways, this record is more me than anything I’ve done. You get into my head, my heart and the way so much of what’s going on around all of us hits me. Taken as a whole, this is a record about seizing life in all its forms: the moments you wish wouldn’t end, the times that make you rethink your priorities, the simple stuff that gives us balance, a few characters at the bar and the hope that it’s all worth doing.