Win Tix to Saturday’s Nashville Show

posted June 30th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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by Josh Martn

Nashville’s NewsChannel5 is giving away tickets to this Saturday’s Kenny Chesney show at LP Field. To win, watch Talk of the Town from 11-11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30; Tuesday, July 1; Wednesday, July 2; and Thursday, July 3, 2008 for the “cue to call.” The 5th caller each day will win!

4 upper-level tickets will be given away Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday’s winner will take home 2 premium seats.

Click here for details and official rules.

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On Tour This Week: Nashville

posted June 30th, 2008 at 12:15 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney makes one tour stop this week on Saturday in the home of country music: Nashville, Tennessee, at LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans.

Get your tickets now through TicketMaster or Stubhub.

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Tour deal inked with TMG/AEG Live

posted June 28th, 2008 at 9:59 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney has inked a tour deal with TMG/AEG Live, starting in 2009. Reuters has the details:

Through the agreement TMG/AEG Live snares one of the industry’s most potent stadium-level concert draws at a time of increasing economic uncertainty.

Specific financial terms were not disclosed, but the unique agreement doesn’t include an advance or signing bonus and is structured around salable ticket inventory, as opposed to tickets sold.

With Chesney to be paid a guaranteed amount based on the number of tickets available for sale, TMG/AEG Live will face even greater pressure than usual to fill the seats at every show.

The agreement doesn’t include any recording or merchandising rights, but TMG/AMG Live is working to secure corporate sponsorships for the shows.

Check out the entire article here.

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Chesney rocks Soldier Field

posted June 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney took his Poets & Pirates tour to another stadium over the weekend: Soldier Field in Chicago, home of the Bears. GAC has a wrap of the show:

“It’s been pretty crazy this year,” Kenny says. “We have had some amazing moments, whether it was having them all but close Duval Street when the Keg In The Closet warm-up shows hit Key West or having Steve Miller come out and play with us in San Francisco, and this just takes it one step further.”

Just like in San Francisco, the Chicago show — presented at the stadium where the Bears play their NFL games — had its own special moments. Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman, was on hand, and Keith sang “Happy Birthday” to her one day after she turned 41. Keith and Kenny did a duet on the Eagles’ classic “Take It To The Limit,” and two members of the city’s baseball teams — Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds and White Sox infielder Nick Swisher — were also in attendance, according to the post-concert chatter on the WUSN site.

CMT has an article covering some interesting details about the show:

• Gary Allan took a swig of Jack Daniels between each song. Maybe he needed it for his voice. Or his buzz.

• Allan, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban all wore patch pocket jeans. Must be some kind of pact the Nashville stylists formed.

• The artists must’ve played about a dozen guitars between them, and that doesn’t even include the ones in the bands. That probably makes the Takamine, Maton, Fender and Gibson musical instrument companies really proud.

• LeAnn Rimes performed in bare feet. She had a bandage around her toe, so I understand the no-shoe thing. Still can’t get my head around the no-bra thing, though. It was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

• Chesney’s tour manager came out to play harmonica on “Shiftwork.” Talk about multi-tasking. And one guy in Chesney’s brass section was actually a little boy.

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A new Girlfriend for Chesney?

posted June 22nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

by Josh Martn

The always-reliable tabloids are reporting that Kenny Chesney has a new girlfriend: Miss West Virgina 2008, Skylene Montgomery.

They are reporting that Skylene met Kenny Chesney at his concert in Charleston, West Virginia and the two have been dating ever since. She is also reportedly on tour with him.

Montgomery was born December 6th, 1984 and hails from Parkersburg, WV. As Miss West Virginia, she has worked to promote her platform of reducing child obesity. Montgomery has a B.A. in exersise pysiology from Marshall University.

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“Better As A Memory” hits number one!

posted June 19th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Better As A Memory” moved into the number one slot this week on the Billboard country singles chart.

Congrats on another number one!

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Heinz Field hosts the Poets & Pirates Tour

posted June 15th, 2008 at 11:48 am

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by Josh Martn

Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosted Kenny Chesney and the Poets & Pirates Tour on Saturday night with a sold out show.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review of the show:

He tore through his 21 song set list with utter precision starting with “Live Those Songs.” I don’t know who was more ecstatic, Chesney or the fans — who in fact sang and knew every lyric to every song. Impressive.

Chesney favorites included “Beer in Mexico,” “Wild Ride,” “Don’t Blink” and “Young.” He played 13 songs on full throttle until he finally eased up on the pedal with “Better as a Memory.” Afterward, he roused the crowd back to a fever pitch on “Back Where I Come From” as those digital screens displayed recent video of some of Pittsburgh’s greatest local landmarks and sports teams. He turned in a poignant performance of “Old Blue Chair” accompanying himself on acoustic guitar for a nice change of pace. I could have used a little more of that. Right after, he brought Urban back to the stage for a cover of The Eagles’ “Take it to the Limit.”

This town loves Chesney — and he loves them right back. His blue-collar sensibilities and work ethic fit right into his fan base here. They come to rock, and he delivers it straight on. So, as the sea of cell phone cameras illuminated this hearty audience like stars in the night sky, I thought about their devotion and decided they are in a class by themselves, too.

Read the entire review here.

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