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Chesney Decorates Doll For Charity

posted November 28th, 2008 at 11:19 am

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by Josh Martn

To raise money for the Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, celebrities have decorated paper doll logos that will be auctioned off. Kenny Chesney joined in the event, his is below:

Other celebrities that decorated dolls include George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmy Buffett.

The dolls will be auctioned off on eBay, with the bidding beginning today and running through December 17th.

Click here to bid on the Kenny Chesney doll

View all of the items at www.ebay.com/paperdolls. See photos of the dolls and get more information at vanderbiltchildrens.com.


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“Down The Road” Up 5 To No. 19

posted November 27th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Down The Road” with Mac McAnally moves up five spots this week to number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in its fifth week on the chart.

Moving into the number one slot this week is the Zac Brown Band with “Chicken Fried”.

You can preview “Down The Road” and download it in MP3 format below:


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Chesney Is Dating Former Miss Tennessee

posted November 25th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

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by Josh Martn

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Chesney has been dating 24 year old beauty queen Amy Colley (pictured right) the past four months:

The rocker ex-husband of Renee Zellweger has been dating the Miss Tennessee 2005 winner for the past four months.

Friends say the couple, which stepped out together at the Country Music Awards on November 12, is already so close, Chesney has met with 24-year-old Colley’s parents.

And the pair has enjoyed a romantic vacation in the Caribbean.

A source tells Star magazine, “Kenny is crazy about her. A mutual friend introduced them, and they hit it off right away.”


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Another Tour Date: Cheyenne Frontier Days in July

posted November 25th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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by Josh Martn

The fifth and sixth tour dates for 2009 have been announced and it’s another festival. Kenny Chesney will play two days at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 24th and 25th.

Also performing at Frontier Days ’09 is George Strait, Taylor Swift, Sawyer Brown, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, and Jake Owen.

People who buy tickets to the George Strait, Taylor Swift or Kenny Chesney shows also will get free “Party Zone” tickets to Sawyer Brown and Rodney Atkins.

Tickets are on sale December 6th at 9 am mountain time. Get more information at cfdrodeo.com.

View all tour dates scheduled here.


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Number One Hit “Better As A Memory” Celebrated

posted November 25th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney celebrated with the writers of the number one hit “Better As A Memory” on Monday night at the BMI building in Nashville:

Kenny Chesney made a special trip from his tropical island retreat to congratulate his former publicist, Holly Gleason, for her part in writing his recent hit, “Better as a Memory.” The celebration was held Monday (Nov. 24) at the BMI building in Nashville.

Gleason co-wrote the song — her first ever recorded — under the pseudonym “Lady Goodman,” and neither Chesney nor his producer, Buddy Cannon, was aware of Gleason’s role until well after they cut the song.

Sharing the spotlight with Gleason was her co-writer, Travis Hill, who also used a nom de plume, “Scooter Carusoe.” Earlier this month, he won the song of the year award for the composition from SESAC, which, like BMI, is a performance rights organization.

It wasn’t until the Nashville Songwriters Association International listed “Better as a Memory” as one of the organization’s 2008 “Songs I Wish I’d Written” and Gleason came forward to accept the honor that her contribution became public.

“I grew up writing a lot of poetry in the margins of my notebook, ” Gleason told a group of reporters who met with her before the celebration began. Despite this inclination and her work as a music critic, Gleason said she had been reluctant to try her hand at songwriting. “I didn’t want to be one of those people whose ego is bigger than their talent.”

Read the rest of the article at CMT.com.


Tagged in In The News, Singles



Kenny Not A Winner At AMA Awards

posted November 24th, 2008 at 10:24 am

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by Josh Martn

The 2008 American Music Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. Kenny Chesney was nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist, but the award went to Brad Paisley:

“I have always wanted to win an American Music Award. It certainly is a real — ” Paisley said, stopping as he turned his trophy upside down and joking: “Made in China? Anyway, thank you so much for this. God bless you guys.”

The other nominee in the category was Garth Brooks. View all of Kenny’s awards and nominations here.


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Chesney Scores at Billboard Touring Awards

posted November 21st, 2008 at 12:02 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney was one of the big winners on Thursday night at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards.

Bruce Springsteen took home the top awards of the night: Top Tour and Top Draw, but Kenny won Top Package for the fourth time and also the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award, which was determined by fan voting.

Congratulations to Kenny on another great awards night!

View all of Kenny’s awards and nominations over the years here.


Tagged in Awards, Tour



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