Kenny Chesney made another appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike recently and told a funny story about college coach Bobby Bowden:
You can listen to more of Chesney on the show here.
Kenny Chesney will head to New York City in July for the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.
Some of country music’s biggest stars will take part in Good Morning America‘s 2016 summer concert series. The TV morning show’s annual concerts will, in 2016, feature a plethora of acts from all different genres — but the most exciting part, for country fans at least, is the four country superstars who are in the mix.
After GMA‘s summer concerts begin on May 20 with pop singer Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley will be the first country singer to perform as part of the weekly series, which takes place every Friday during the summer months. Paisley’s performance is scheduled for June 24, with Kenny Chesney (July 8), Keith Urban (August 12) and Jason Aldean (August 26) also slated to appear.
The year 2016 marks GMA‘s summer concerts’ eighth year at Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park. The event will also feature artists such as Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Sia, Iggy Azalea and more. For further information on tickets, show times and more, visit ABC News.
Billboard has released their list of the highest paid musicians of 2015 and Kenny Chesney comes in at #2 with $39.8 million.
Of 40 musicians calculated by Billboard, eight are country artists — nine if you include Taylor Swift. While Swift ranks No. 1 as the overall top earner of 2015, Kenny Chesney comes in second place, with Luke Bryan rounding out the Top 10 country earners in the seventh position.
Meanwhile, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line rank Top 20, and Brad Paisley and Toby Keith fall in the Top 30 as highest earners. A complete breakdown is below.
Swift brought in $73.5 million in revenue last year thanks to her ever successful 1989 World Tour. Chesney earned $39.8 million last year after taking a hiatus from the road in 2014. The majority of his income, $38.1 million, came from playing for his adoring No Shoes Nation of fans.
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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.”