Kid Rock Joins Chesney on Stage in Detroit

posted August 14th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

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Detroit native son Kid Rock surprised fans at Kenny Chesney’s Ford Field show on Saturday night, coming onstage to sing a couple songs with Kenny.

Billboard reviewed the show:

Introduced as a “brother” by Chesney — who also recalled that Rock “pissed off my Uncle Buck” when the two met some years before — Rock strode on stage sporting a lightweight fedora and a Detroit Lions vest. The two broke into a snippet of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider,” which segued into Rock’s hit “Cowboy,” much to the delight of the nearly 46,000 partisan fans in attendance.

The pair finished with a quick romp through David Allan Coe’s “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” before Rock exited, nearly forgetting the Lions vest he had taken off until Chesney returned it to him.

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“Setting The World On Fire” Soars Up Hot Country Songs Chart

posted August 9th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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Kenny Chesney and P!NK’s new duet “Setting The World On Fire” is rapidly climbing up the charts.

Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” retains its #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

This marks the smash hit’s fourteenth week atop the listing, which ranks country songs based on combined activity from airplay, streaming and sales.

“H.O.L.Y.” concurrently retains the #1 position on Streaming Songs. It meanwhile falls one spot to #2 on Country Digital Songs and four places to #7 on Country Airplay.

Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire (featuring P!nk),” which claims #1 on the Country Digital Songs subchart, soars to #2 on Hot Country Songs. Based purely on its first few days of airplay, it debuted at #43 on last week’s Hot Country chart.

On the Hot 100 all-genre chart, Kenny and P!NK make a strong debut at #29.

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Chesney Ranks High on Forbes Top Country Music Earners List

posted August 6th, 2016 at 5:40 pm

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As they do every so often, Forbes is out with a list of the top earning country musicians and Kenny Chesney is near the top of the list.

On his massive, multi-year World Tour, Garth Brooks has been piling up a nice chunk of change. According to a new Forbes list, the artist briefly known as Chris Gaines is this year’s highest-earning artist in all of country music.

Forbes recently released a list of the top-earning country artists, and the names at the top of the magazine’s ranking likely won’t surprise you: Kenny Chesney, who earns big bucks starring in ads for Corona beer and Costa sunglasses, ranked second behind Brooks, with a net worth of $56 million. Luke Bryan came in not far behind at No. 3, earning $53 million, and Toby Keith and Jason Aldean landed at No. 4 ($47.5 million) and No. 5 ($36.5 million), respectively. Shania Twain, the highest-paid woman in country music, earned the No. 7 spot, having brought in $27.5 million.

According to Forbes, their rankings are calculated by tabulating record sales data provided by Nielsen, touring numbers from Pollstar and “independent research on non-musical business ventures.” If you’re feeling a little broke compared to Chesney, Aldean and company, just remember: Their listed net worths do not include payouts for agents, managers and lawyers.

Read more at The Boot.

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Download Kenny’s New Single “Setting the World on Fire”

posted July 29th, 2016 at 10:25 am

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Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Setting the World on Fire,” a duet with Pink, hit country radio on Thursday and is now available for download on iTunes

Get the single now at iTunes

“You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does,” Chesney says in a press release. “The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum — it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when Pink comes in, well, that just brings this [song] to life.”

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Duet with P!nk to be Next Single

posted July 24th, 2016 at 8:58 am

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Kenny Chesney’s next single to be released to radio will be his recently announced duet with P!nk:

The artist announced he will release the song, “Setting the World on Fire,” as his second single from Cosmic Hallelujah, a name he recently changed to from the original, Some Town Somewhere. Chesney pushed back the album release primarily to get the pop artist’s contribution onto the record, and ended up changing the title after being inspired by the sound of the album as a whole.

The new single is slated for official release to radio July 28, and promises to be a vivid picture of what it feels like to be on the brink of falling in love — the excitement, the anticipation, the passion, the energy.

“You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does,” Chesney says in a press release. “The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum — it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when Pink comes in, well, that just brings this [song] to life.”

Chesney adds that the song grabbed him as soon as he heard it, and he knew it was meant for the album.

Time is running out to see Kenny Chesney live this summer. Get tickets now!

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Kenny Brings Fan with Cancer Onstage

posted July 15th, 2016 at 10:33 am

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A Hamburg, NY woman being treated for cancer was brought up onstage by Kenny Chesney at a recent concert:

In April, 22-year-old Alicia Porack was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She uses YouTube to post videos to share her journey in the hopes for it to be an outlet for her and to help others who might be suffering from the same form of cancer..

Two days after she went for chemotherapy treatment and shaved her head, Porack was supposed to attend a Kenny Chesney concert, but was apprehensive about attending.

“My friend Taylor was like we need to make you a sign. We want to get you on stage. Kenny Chesney brings people on stage all the time and I was like, ‘No, no, no I don’t want to do that. It’s fine. I just want to go watch the concert,’” she tells WGRZ.

Porack’s friends made a sign anyway — it read ‘Beatin’ Cancer’ — and they hid it under a shirt to sneak it in.
“And Kenny Chesney saw it. And he was like, oh I see it, I see it and then after his encore he came over and kind of like pulled me up and it was just, it was unbelievable. He basically was like you’re beautiful. You’re going to be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. Just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a strong girl. I got offstage and everyone around me was crying and it was just, it was amazing,” Porack says with a big smile.

She took her wig off right before jumping up on stage with Chesney. It was the first time her friends had seen her without it.

“That moment where I took it off and went on stage in front of all those people, it was one of the most empowering moments that I’ve ever had,” the fan adds. “It was almost just like I don’t care what people think of me. It is what it is. Like what do I have to hide at this point? So it was, for as hard as it was, it was so empowering and it was, I’m very, very happy that I did it.”

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Chesney Changes Name of Upcoming Album

posted July 10th, 2016 at 6:40 pm

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Last week Kenny Chesney announced that his new album’s release date would be delayed until October. He then went on Good Morning America on Friday and announced that the title of the album is changing too!

Kenny’s creative roll over the last few months defies conventional business wisdom, but it seems to be igniting a whole other spark. After writing, recording and releasing “Noise” in a matter of 11 days – and delaying the follow-up to his acclaimed The Big Revival until October 28 to accommodate “Setting the World On Fire,” featuring pop superstar P!NK – Kenny went on Good Morning America and surprised the hosts with a brand new title for his forthcoming album: Cosmic Hallelujah.

“The more I listened, the more these songs’ energy– especially ‘Setting The World On Fire’ – took hold,” Kenny said. “Some Town Somewhere is a great title, and it’s every single one of us. But then there’s how the album fits together, and even expands on what the last album did. So, I could go with what was already in place, or I could grab the title that felt the most right.

“In the end, these album titles are around for a very long time. I really try to have titles that give people a sense of what the music is, and what the album is all about. There sure is a lot of Some Town Somewhere for sure, but really when I pulled back and listened: these songs are all about taking The Big Revival to the next level; that level is Cosmic Hallelujah.”

Time is running out to see Kenny Chesney live this summer. Get your tickets now!

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