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Chesney To Launch New Rum

posted September 29th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will develop a new rum with Constellation Spirits, Inc. The joint venture will be called Crouton Spirits, LLC:

The company, a division of Constellation Brands Inc. said in a news release Monday the joint venture with the star will be called Crouton Spirits LLC. The company will develop a premium rum, which it said is one of the fastest growing sectors in the spirits industry.

Constellation and Chesney will on every aspect of the rum, including marketing and product positioning.

“We’re looking to create a fun-in-the-sun, vacation-in-a-bottle type experience that people everywhere can enjoy when they kick back and relax,” Chesney said in a statement.


Tagged in Business, In The News, Rum



Kenny Talks About Success and Happiness

posted September 25th, 2008 at 9:30 am

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by Josh Martn

GAC has an article up where Kenny Chesney discusses how success and money doesn’t necessarily translate into happiness:

As always, Kenny pulled in millions of dollars on the tour, but the schedule also helped him remember the old adage that money can’t buy you happiness. He should know; back in 2005, Renee Zellweger had their marriage annulled just months after they tied the knot, and he went into a prolonged personal funk. It affected him when he wasn’t on stage during the tours in 2006 and 2007, and his bulging bank account wasn’t much help.

“We’re all taught as kids, the more you achieve the more money you get and the more success you have, that’s supposed to equal happiness,” he told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. “And it’s not that way. I mean, if you’re not in the right place in your heart or your head, it don’t matter how much money you’ve got, you’re miserable.”

Read the entire article here.


Tagged in Personal, Tour



Chesney Plays at Woody’s on St John

posted September 24th, 2008 at 9:32 am

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by Josh Martn

After wrapping up the 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour on September 13th in Indianapolis, Kenny Chesney headed down to his second home (or maybe first) in the islands. A BVI charter boat captain snapped some pictures and wrote about Kenny singing at Woody’s last Thursday night:

Ho hum, yeah, what can I say, Kenny Chesney was playing tonight at Woodys on St John… I think the big floppy hat was supposed to be a disguise, but it did not work! Lots of people there! The coconut telegraph works quickly on the island!

Check out the blog here, which includes some more pictures.


Tagged in In The News, Personal, Special Appearances



Tracks from “Lucky Old Sun” Being Released Once A Week

posted September 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

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by Josh Martn

Starting today, iTunes will release a single from Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album “Lucky Old Sun” and subsequently release a new track each week up to the October 14th release of the album.

Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Be will be out today followed by Key’s In The Conch Shell on Sept. 30 and Spirit Of A Storm on Oct. 7. The purchase of each track will count toward the cost of the album purchased on iTunes through its Complete My Album feature.

Download “Nowhere to Go, Nowhere To Be” now by clicking here!

You can also Pre-Order the album now at Amazon.com!


Tagged in Albums, Singles



Chesney Performs at Farm Aid 2008

posted September 21st, 2008 at 11:39 am

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by Josh Martn

On Saturday night, Kenny Chesney performed an acoustic set in front of 20,000 fans at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA as part of Farm Aid. The Providence Journal has the story:

Nelson showed up several times in the course of the afternoon and evening, whether it be accepting theatrically oversized checks on behalf of the organization or sitting in on songs he wrote (“Last Thing I Needed First Thing In the Morning” and “10 With a 2” during Kenny Chesney’s acoustic set; “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and a thunderous rhumba version of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” with Nation Beat, the latter seemingly catching Nelson off-guard).

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Kenny Chesney did an acoustic set that leaned heavily on his island-vacation persona, including a version of “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” that, on his forthcoming record, he recorded with The Wailers.

Read the entire article here.

Update – Here are the songs that Chesney played (not in the order played):

  • She’s From Boston
  • Young
  • When The Sun Goes Down
  • Livin’ In Fast Forward
  • Back Where I Come From
  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
  • Never Wanted Nothin’ More

(Hat tip to Johnny’s Lounge for posting the set list)


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Tour



Farm Aid from Mansfield, MA Today

posted September 20th, 2008 at 10:52 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will perform today as part of Farm Aid 2008 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.

According to the schedule, Kenny Chesney will take the stage at 6:15 pm. Other acts performing at Farm Aid include: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson.

You can watch Farm Aid 2008 in HD on DirectTV with no commercials beginning at 4:00 pm.

About Farm Aid:

Working to keep family farmers on their land, Farm Aid brings together family farmers and citizens to guarantee family farm food is available to you. Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant family-farm centered system of agriculture in America.


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Television Appearances, Tour



Chesney Wants To Swim With The Sharks

posted September 19th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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by Josh Martn

In an article on GAC.com, Kenny Chesney discusses the things on his “bucket list”:

“I’d like to swim with sharks,” he told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. “That’d be great. I was watching this thing on TV the other day about how these people would go and get in these cages and swim with sharks. It was like, ‘Wow!’ That’d be a rush. You know, I saw that movie [The Bucket List]. I don’t want to jump out of an airplane. I don’t like heights. I don’t want to bungee jump, you know? There are other things that’d make you feel alive … So, yeah, one day I’d love to do that. I’d love to swim with sharks. It’d be a big rush for me. To be that close to a great white, it’d be really, really awesome.”

Read the entire article here.


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