Chesney Stays at #1 with “Save It For A Rainy Day”

posted October 4th, 2015 at 1:23 pm

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Kenny Chesney is spending a second week at number one with “Save It For A Rainy Day.”

Country superstar Kenny Chesney has spent his second consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts with “Save It For a Rainy Day,” for the week ending Oct. 10. His latest single has charted for 15 weeks. The song was co-written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi.

“Save It For a Rainy Day” is the ninth track from his latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed “The Big Revival,” as well as its fourth radio single, following “Wild Child,” his collaboration with singer-songwriter Grace Potter. His “Big Revival Tour 2015″ has shattered concert sales records this summer. To learn more about country music mega-star Kenny Chesney and “Save It For a Rainy Day,” be sure to check out his official website.

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“Save It For A Rainy Day” Another #1 for Chesney

posted September 22nd, 2015 at 10:30 pm

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Kenny Chesney has released four songs from The Big Revival and every one has reached the top of the charts, including the latest single “Save it For A Rainy Day.”

Kenny Chesney scores his 26th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 3) as “Save It for a Rainy Day” jumps 4-1 in its 14th week with 48 million audience impressions (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Chesney ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the second-most leaders in the chart’s 25-year history. Tim McGraw leads with 27 No. 1s.

The midtempo “Day” is Chesney’s fourth Country Airplay leader from his album The Big Revival. Story-song “American Kids” led the Sept. 20, 2014 list, followed by pop-rocker “Til It’s Gone” (Jan. 31) and the folky “Wild Child” with Grace Potter (June 27). The set has sold 419,000 copies to date. Chesney last notched four Country Airplay No. 1s from an LP with 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey: “The Boys of Fall,” “Somewhere With You,” “Live a Little” and “Reality.”

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Chesney Performs at iHeartRadio Music Festival

posted September 19th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

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Kenny Chesney dropped in on Las Vegas Friday night to perform a set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand.

The iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas is normally a time warp of a variety show of rock, pop, country and rap, and this year’s show has been no different.

Duran Duran, Coldplay and The Killers performed Friday on the same stage as rapper Lil Wayne, soulful singer Sam Smith and country music’s Kenny Chesney at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on the Las Vegas Strip for the festival’s fifth year.

The two-day show continues Saturday with headlining performances from Jennifer Lopez, The Weeknd and Blake Shelton.

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Additional 2016 Tour Dates Announced

posted September 16th, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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A couple more Kenny Chesney 2016 tour dates have been announced, including the first show with Miranda Lambert.

Chesney and Lambert, along with openers Sam Hunt and Old Dominion will perform at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., as part of the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest on April 23, 2016.

“There is something about college football that inspires me,” Chesney says in a press release. “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.”

“We are gearing up for a very big year next year,” Chesney says. “I can’t wait to have Miranda and Sam out with us … and there are more surprises for sure: things people have been asking us for a long time; places we’ve not been — or places we just really love playing. But to be able to start talking about 2016 with something like the Jordan-Hare Stadium? I can’t think of a better way to kick off what’s going to be an incredible year.”

Two other previously unannounced shows:

  1. July 30th, 2016 – Mountain Home Country Music Festival – Mountain Home, ID
  2. July 31st, 2016 – Cape Blanco Country Music Festival – Sixes, OR

See the full slate of tour dates that have been announced so far here.

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Kenny Chesney Announces 2016 Stadium Tour with Miranda Lambert

posted September 15th, 2015 at 10:34 am

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We’re only two weeks removed from the end of 2015’s The Big Revival Tour, but Kenny Chesney is already announcing big plans for 2016.

Kenny will team up with Miranda Lambert for a slate of stadium shows, along with Sam Hunt and Old Dominion.

”Miranda is the real deal,” Chesney says. “She’s a songwriter, first, and a real vocalist. She’s puts it all out there when she’s on stage, and I loved touring with her so much in 2009, I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to get her back out here – because I love every single thing about who she is as an artist and a person.”

No dates have been announced yet.

“People count on having a great day when they come out to see us,” he said. “And I think it’s important that we give them the best show we can from the moment they hit the gate until the final encore song’s been played.”

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Chesney Breaks $100 Million Mark in Tour Sales

posted September 12th, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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For the first time in his career, Kenny Chesney sold more than $100 million in tickets with this year’s The Big Revival Tour.

The singer’s 2015 North American trek ran from March to August (15), and now reports the 50-city run drew more than 1.3 million fans and raked in $114 million (£71.25 million).

That figure cracks his previous best from his 2012 co-headlining Brothers of the Sun shows with Tim Mcgraw, which boasted one million tickets sold from 23 shows, grossing $96 million (£60 million).

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Chesney Earns Five CMA Nominations

posted September 9th, 2015 at 10:55 pm

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Nominations were announced on Wednesday for the 49th annual CMA Awards, and Kenny Chesney earned five nominations, including the night’s top prize: Entertainer of the Year.

Here are the categories Kenny is nominated in:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“Like a Cowboy” – Randy Houser
“Like a Wrecking Ball” – Eric Church
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt

Single of the Year
“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt
“Talladega” – Eric Church

Musical Event of the Year
“Django and Jimmie” – Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban feat. Eric Church
“Smokin’ and Drinkin'” – Miranda Lambert feat. Little Big Town
“Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

See the full list of nominees here.

The 49th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, air Nov. 4 on ABC.

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