ChesneyWorld would like to wish Kenny Chesney a very happy 49th birthday today!
Kenneth Arnold Chesney was born March 26th, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in the nearby town of Lutrell. Read his full bio here.
Kenny shares his birthday with actresses Keira Knightley and Amy Smart, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, actors Martin Short and Leonard Nimoy, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and legendary singer Diana Ross.
An all-star tribute to Merle Haggard will be held in Nashville this April and Kenny Chesney is among the performers:
Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert are part of the all-star cast scheduled to pay tribute to the late Merle Haggard during an April 6 concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Billed as “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” the concert taping is also scheduled to include performances by John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare.
April 6 would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday and also marks the one-year anniversary of his death.
Tickets to the Haggard tribute go on sale Friday (March 3) via Ticketmaster and the Bridgestone Arena box office.
The Academy of Country Music is out with their nominations for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards and Kenny Chesney earned one nomination for his duet with P!NK:
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope
The ACM Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, April 2nd from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.
See the full list of nominees here.
Check out this fun story from Sammy Hagar about a chance encounter with Kenny Chesney:
Each year Emeril and I put together a special experience to raise money for his foundation – we’ve done dinner in Cabo, in Hawaii and this year it was fishing and lunch on Emeril’s boat! This afternoon we spent with the 10 people that bought the package, and what a lunch it was!
An hour into the boat ride we saw this big gorgeous gunmetal gray 86ft Riva with a few beautiful people on it– I looked closer and noticed it was Kenny Chesney! I screamed at him and he stopped,
backed up, and we had a couple high-fives, a toast, and Emeril handed over to Kenny a big plate of barbecue ribs and a jar of about a half pound of beautiful caviar– can you believe this shit!? We said goodbye and then Kenny showed up at the event later that night at the Marina Club House, and jumped on stage to sing a really soft version of “Eagles Fly”. Vic and I played an acoustic set for over an hour, and Kari joined in for “One Sip”, “When The Sun Don’t Shine”, and “All We Need Is An Island” – it was an unbelievably satisfying and successful event!
Afterwards, Kenny hung out and we polished off a couple bottles of Da’ kine, what a night!
Kenny Chesney will perform on April 8th at the Amazing Race fundraiser in New Orleans hosted by Drew Brees and Matthew McConaughey.
Premium NSN members have an exclusive opportunity to get tickets first to this special event. The presale begins:
Friday, February 10th, at 10am CT. Go to KennyChesney.com for ticket info.
The Amazing Race is the joint fundraising effort of Brittany & Drew Brees and Camila & Matthew McConaughey. This will be the sixth year that Brittany and Drew’s Brees Dream Foundation has partnered with Camila and Matthew’s just keep livin Foundation to host this charity event in New Orleans. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday morning, April 8th, with a scavenger hunt through the French Quarter and lunch at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, followed by the Kenny Chesney concert at the House of Blues at 9:00 that evening. For corporate sponsors and major donors, there will be a VIP dinner and cocktail reception before the concert.
The Amazing Race has raised more than $2,000,000 benefiting the foundations’ joint and individual efforts to help children and families in need. The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with the mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. The just keep livin Foundation is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. In 2012, Brittany and Drew partnered with Camila and Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation to sponsor three Brees Dream/just keep livin afterschool fitness and wellness programs at inner-city high schools in the New Orleans area. In these programs, students are encouraged to make positive life choices to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, nutrition, community service and gratitude.
Kenny Chesney was in Houston on Sunday night with his father to watch the Super Bowl. They were a guest of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Late in the game as the Patriots were making a dramatic comeback, Fox would show live shots of Kraft in his suite with Kenny standing beside him.
Kenny Chesney has added another flavor to his Blue Chair Bay line of rum: Key Lime Cream
This luscious rum cream will take you right to the Florida Keys. From the first fresh key lime notes to the rich, buttery middle, right up to the graham cracker crush finish, it’s as though you’re visiting Key West without leaving your beach chair.
In conjunction with the release of the new flavor, Kenny is launching the Key to the Keys Sweepstakes where you could win a trip to Key West with a private performance by Kenny!
Check out the rest of the details and how to enter at bluechairbayrum.com.