The Florida Times-Union is running a contest where you let your creative juices flow and show everyone what the top of Kenny Chesney’s head actually looks like:
Getting started: Go to jacksonville.com/chesney to download this image (image at right) of Chesney or pick up a copy in the Times-Union lobby. Let your creativity go wild, and draw, paint or Photoshop what you think is really hiding under that hat he’s always wearing.
Submit your entry: Return your completed Weekend cover illustration by Monday, Aug. 18. Please include your name and a phone number or e-mail address.
Mail your unfolded illustration in a flat envelope to:
Hats off to Kenny
The Florida Times-Union
P.O. Box 1949
Jacksonville, FL 32231
Upload an electronic submission at jacksonville.com/chesney. Images must be at least 200 dpi and 10 inches wide.
Drop off your submission in the lobby of The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The winner: Editors will pick the winning illustration and publish it on the cover of the Friday, Aug. 29, edition of Weekend.
Kenny Chesney is launching his own record label, according to Country Hound:
Country Music artist Kenny Chesney is taking things into his own hands by setting up his own record label. Chesney has set up Blue Chair and has leased his next album release, Lucky Old Sun, to BNA. As of right now, there are no other artists on Blue Chair.
His newest single, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven,” hit radio airways on Monday sporting the new Blue Chair logo alongside the BNA mark. The song was originally recorded by George Strait for his recent album, Troubadour.
Farm Aid announced today that Kenny Chesney will join an all-star lineup at this years New England Music Festival in September:
Farm Aid announced today that country star Kenny Chesney will join board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews for its first-ever New England music festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on Sept. 20.
“American family farmers are what this country is built on … and they have fed us and kept us strong and healthy for how many generations?” said Chesney. “Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, it was a big part of who we were … and it’s something we as a country shouldn’t lose. If I can help be part of that – whether it’s raising money, or awareness, or just letting those family farmers know someone knows and cares … well, that’s why I’m coming to New England.”
The day-long festival will celebrate music and good food, featuring hands-on activities that will showcase the direct connection between who is growing our food and what we eat every day.
The concert event will feature family-farm identified, local and organic foods at concessions, setting an example of the many ways that family farm food can be integrated into the general marketplace.
Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots, hosted Kenny Chesney and the Poets & Pirates Tour on Saturday night for a sold out show. Chattahbox and the Boston Herald have reviews of the show:
Here’s an excerpt from Chattahbox:
Kenny CHesney took to the stage in Foxboro, MA yet again on Saturday night, playing to a sold out Gillette Stadium, and putting on one memorable show.
Throughout the night, Kenny Chesney played all of his hits, with new stuff such as “Wild Ride,” “Don’t Blink,” and others, to old classics such as “Guitars and Tiki Bars.”
The crowd began coming into the parking lot in droves early Saturday morning to begin the tailgating beforehand, getting ready for the night ahead of them.
They were not to be disappointed either, as the opening acts, which were concluded by a fantastic set done by Keith Urban, set the stage for a truly memorable performance by Mr. Chesney.
There is a reason why he has sold more concert tickets than any other act in music in the past years, and it showed Saturday night.
Kenny Chesney, caught up with everything going on, made it clear that Boston is becoming a very special place to him, making note of it throughout the show.
Did you attend this show? Share your thoughts and experiences on our Discussion Board!
On Friday night at Fenway Park, Kenny Chesney had the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the Red Sox – Yankees game. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus also threw out a first pitch, and Kenny’s tour partner LeAnn Rimes sang the national anthem.
Chesney takes the stage later today at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots.
“No Shoes Radio”, Kenny Chesney’s exclusive satellite radio station launches today at 12:00 noon ET with a live broadcast from Gillette Stadium. There will be live reports from the tailgating festivities, and even a special live performance from Kenny himself.
“No Shoes Radio” is a 24/7 destination for all things Chesney – featuring music from Chesney’s audio catalog, including never-before-heard recordings, an uncut, exclusive concert broadcast from the 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour, plus random drop-ins from fans, friends and plenty of music to bring to life the attitude that permeates Kenny Chesney’s world. Kenny will take listeners backstage on his “Poets & Pirates Tour” for exclusive access to the “Vibe Room” and his tour bus and feature conversations and jam sessions with friends like Sammy Hagar, Steve Miller, Keith Urban, and more! Plus, listeners will travel with Kenny to the Caribbean and get a first-hand insight into his island life! Get the true Kenny Chesney experience on “No Shoes Radio,” exclusively on XM!
“No Shoes Radio” will be available on XM channel 18 from July 26 through October 25. The channel will also be on XM Radio Online (http://xmro.xmradio.com), where it will stream for an additional three months.
Tune in to “No Shoes Radio” today on XM channel 18!
Now there is a new way to share your thoughts or ask questions about Kenny Chesney here at ChesneyWorld.
Check out our all new Discussion Board (or Forum) at www.chesneyworld.com/forum. Register today and start posting away with other Kenny Chesney fans!