Kicks 101.5 FM in Atlanta snagged an exclusive interview with Kenny Chesney when he was in town yesterday for a Sun City Carnival Tour stop at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
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(hat tip to Matt for passing this along)
We are still looking for the set list from last night’s show in Atlanta. If you have it, please e-mail it to us. Thanks!
Jeffrey Lee Puckett of the Louisville Courier-Journal has a great article on Kenny Chesney and his ride to stardom:
Chesney has fond memories of Cardinal Stadium. In 1999, he was fourth on the bill for a massive George Strait tour that stopped in Louisville. It was a turning point in his career, Chesney said.
“That was where I got my first taste of this, you know,” he said, meaning stardom. “I wasn’t necessarily brand-new, ’cause I’ve been doing this since ’93, but that was my first taste of the big time, and I got to see how it worked. That’s where I first learned how to dream pretty big, to be honest with you, in that environment.
“It was an awesome thing to shoot for, never knowing that my life would turn out like it did. I realized that there was more to it, that if you worked really hard, and you recorded a bunch of great songs, and, more importantly, if you were able to connect in a certain way, that great things could happen to you — not just good things.”
Read the entire article here.
Kenny performs live at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on Saturday. View the full tour schedule.
Jen passed along a message from the Kenny Chesney Fan Club with regards to the potential prohibition of cameras at shows that we posted about earlier today:
New message – Hey Gang! Want to clear something up! Yesterday, I posted a message…for 5 minutes tops at our message board ONLY. After posting, I received a call that they had decided to make a last ditch attempt to eliminate the recording of music at the shows and continue to allow cameras.
Cameras will be allowed at the shows for STILL photos only! However, if you are caught videoing with your camera or your cell phone…you are subject to lose them. Please help us keep cameras at the shows….by not using the recording devices on your electronic devices. We will have increased personnel at the shows helping us out with this, so we ask that all of you please let your fellow fans know that videoing is not allowed….if you happen to see them doing it at a show.
This is an ongoing problem…and we want you guys to be able to have photos to carry home…but not videos! Thanks for helping us out with this….
(hat tip to Jen for passing this along!)
Yesterday on the Kenny Chesney Fan Club message board, one of Kenny’s people posted the following message:
****Camera/Video Policy Change****
Hey Gang! Effective June 1st, 2009 folks will no longer be allowed to carry cameras into Kenny’s concerts. Cell phones and cameras with recording devices have made it impossible for us to honor our contractural obligations with our partners and record label of prohibiting recordings and such. The ones that have chosen to ignore all of the repeated request and warnings have left us with no other option but to enforce a NO Camera Policy at shows. As always, your bags will be checked at the door and you will NOT be allowed admittance with a camera in hand. To avoid long walks back to the parking lot, Please leave them in your vehicles. The security detail will be seizing any unauthorized cameras found inside the gates. Please help us make this transition an easy one. We know it isn’t an ideal situation, but our numerous request have gone unnoticed and this is our only way of stopping the unauthorized recording of Kenny’s shows it.
The post has since been taken down without explanation, so we are unsure whether or not this policy is actually going to be instituted. However, on the Atlanta Verizon Wireless Amphitheater page (where Kenny is playing tonight), it says “NO CAMERAS ALLOWED”.
Lately, concertgoers have reported that Kenny has gotten upset at fans who were filming him on video during the shows. One of our forum members even said that he was so flustered by one fan filming during “I Go Back” that he had trouble staying focused and was fumbling the lyrics through the remainder of the song.
Leave your thoughts on this policy in the comments section or on our forum.
(hat tip to Rosi for passing this along)
Congratulations to Seth for winning the first Chesney Caption Contest here at ChesneyWorld. We posted the following image and asked you to provide your own caption:
And here is Seth’s winning caption:
“That one right there! I am telling you that is the girl from when we went OUT LAST NIGHT!”
Seth won with 57% of the vote. Gray came in second with “I get it that your having flashbacks of that “field and the 50 yard line, the blanket, the girl, and the raspberry wine”. But this is no time…get your head in the game and stop going back”.
Thanks to all who submitted a caption and for all of you who voted! We’ll do another contest in the near future.
Kenny Chesney’s 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour will continue tonight with a show from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia.
There will be a one-day break and then Kenny will play to tens of thousands of fans at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.
Check out all of this year’s tour dates and get your tickets here.
And as always, we need your help on the set lists for these shows. Please e-mail them to us!
And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
When Kenny Chesney played a makeup show in Frisco, Texas on May 17th after the May 2nd show was cut short due to rain, there were reports that he went out into the parking lot to talk with some fans who had trucked in a hot tub. Well now, thanks to Relda, we’ve got some pictures to prove it:
Update – Bill Ansel, organizer for the tailgate party that had the hot tub, left this in the comments:
The best part about our parties is that we party hard while raising money for some great causes. The name of our organization is Parties That Matter. So far this year we’ve raised around $18,000 for causes like the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital to name a few. We have a blast while doing it and we were thrilled to have Kenny come out to our party to see what we’re all about. Check us out on the web at http://www.partiesthatmatter.org for more details.