Chesney To Debut New Song on ESPN

posted August 26th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

by Josh Martn


Kenny Chesney has written a song to be used exclusively on ESPN’s college football game and studio telecasts during Dick’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week (Sept. 3-7) and Championship Saturday (Dec. 5) as well as select games throughout the season and bowl games. ESPN will debut the song during its pregame show on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

The song, “This Is Our Moment,” will be used as an opening tease, as the networks go in and out of commercial breaks, and for promotions of upcoming programs and show elements across ABC and across ESPN platforms.

Chesney was inspired to start writing the song on a cocktail napkin last fall during a dinner in Nashville with play-by-play announcer Brett Musburger, football analyst Kirk Herbstreit and producer Bill Bonnell. Chesney was a guest on ESPN’s College Game Day telecast from Vanderbilt during their game against Auburn last year.

Tagged in Singles, Sports, Television Appearances

Vote for Kenny for Eventful Fans’ Choice Award

posted August 25th, 2009 at 10:44 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney is up again for the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award for the best concert tour of the year.

Click here to vote for Kenny

Chesney was the winner last year so let’s win it for him again this year!

The voting page has options to share on Facebook and Twitter so be sure to do that too.

The voting ends at 2 pm PST on Wednesday November 4, 2009 and the winners will be announced November 5th at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards in New York City.

Tagged in Contests, Fans, Tour

Kenny Rocks Sold Out Detroit Stadium

posted August 24th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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by Josh Martn

On Saturday night Kenny Chesney entertained 49,215 fans in a town that has had a rough go lately: Detroit.

“We weren’t sure about going into Detroit again,” admits Chesney. “Things have been so tough there… you know, you want to be sensitive to the community. But then I got to thinking about it, and if anyone needs a night to forget about all of it, to just have fun and feel young and free and happy, it’s somewhere like that. So we decided to go ahead… to reach out… and before we knew it, we were looking for ways to release more tickets.

“I think in Detroit we went in and found places we could open up seating three times before it was over! And I gotta tell you: those fans came out, they cheered, they danced, they sang along. They had the time of their life – and man, we’ve always had the best audiences, period. But this year, you can really feel the way people need to connect with the music, with us, with each other – and it’s powerful! This has been a whole other kind of summer in terms of how the fans are reacting, and in some ways, it’s the most rewarding year we’ve ever had!”

Kenny also recently added one more show to the Sun City Carnival Tour: Bloomington, Illinois.

“I’ve always wanted to do a college town tour beyond the SEC, but by the time school gets back in session, we’re usually done and long gone…,” Chesney says of the surprise arena show. “You know, there’s nothing like that feeling of going back to start another year… All the unknowns, all the promise, all the fun you know you’re going to have and the things you can’t imagine you’re going to learn. For me, going back to school, as much as I hated the summer ending, was always such a great time. I think it’s great that this year, we can plug into that.”

Check out all the tour dates that remain and get tickets for them here.

Tagged in Show Reviews, Tickets, Tour

Kenny Chesney Caption Contest

posted August 24th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

by Josh Martn

Time for another Kenny Chesney Caption Contest. Put your creative hat on and take a look at the picture below, then come up with your own caption for it.

Post your caption in the comments section of this post. You may submit as many as you’d like.

After a couple of days we’ll choose a few of the best and put them in a poll for everyone to vote on their favorite. So caption away!

Tagged in Caption Contests

Cool Gifts For The Man Who Has It All

posted August 22nd, 2009 at 9:38 pm

by Josh Martn

What to get for the man that has everything? Well recently Kenny Chesney has received a couple of cool gifts from other musicians.

At the Orange Beach, Alabama concert earlier this month, William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys attended with his family and after the show gave Kenny a painting of his adopted home, St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Nashville Gab has the story:

“We were talking about our love for St. John backstage at the ACM Awards Show in Vegas. At the time, I was working on Trunk Bay and told Kenny about the artwork. I presented it to him after his performance in Alabama, and Kenny promised to hang it in his island home. I was humbled by his response and truly treasure his friendship. He´s a great entertainer and an awesome individual.”

And just last week, according to Boston’s 102.5, Chesney received another gift, this one from Eddie Van Halen:

He’s received prized guitars and many industry accolades, but Kenny Chesney has never received a gift quite like this. Last week, Chesney got what seemed like an ordinary pair of Converse shoes, but when he opened the package, he found a pair of limited-edition Eddie Van Halen high-tops personally sent by the rock guitar hero.

(hat tip to Rosi and Denise for this story)

Tagged in Personal, Related Artists

Kenny Chesney Live Concert in Dolby 3D Next April

posted August 21st, 2009 at 4:08 pm

by Josh Martn

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a chain of movie theaters in Texas will be showing a live Kenny Chesney concert in Dolby 3D on April 21st of next year:

Studio Movie Grill owner and founder Brian Schultz says the chain is exploring plans to show college and professional football and live concerts, with one already booked – an appearance by Kenny Chesney in Dolby 3D on April 21.

Schultz held out for a better version of 3-D, he says, because he never felt that conventional 3-D came close to “the immersive experience” he hopes to offer.

“Literally, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Schultz says of Dolby 3D. “It is absolutely unbelievable.”

Studio Movie Grill has seven locations in the Dallas and Houston metro areas and will soon expand, with locations in Atlanta and Kansas City, Mo., set to open in 2010.

Read the full article here.

April 21st is around the time that Chesney’s tour usually starts, so this live 3D concert may be the kickoff for next year’s tour.

We’ll provide more details as they become available.

Tagged in Special Appearances, Tour

Chesney in Vegas September 1st to Launch Clothing Line

posted August 21st, 2009 at 9:20 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will be on hand in Las Vegas at the MAGIC Fashion Show in September for the launch of his new clothing line Blue Chair Bay. He’ll play an invitation-only show at the Hard Rock Hotel that night.

Chesney’s new clothing line Blue Chair Bay, a vintage brand of ageless, simple styles, will launch at MAGIC in the Premium Men’s platform – on the Concourse (Booth PR20800). A non-traditional booth set-up, Blue Chair Bay will exhibit in a vintage Airstream trailer (a first for MAGIC!) and will also host a Corona-sponsored Happy Hour on Monday, August 31st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

“They tell me MAGIC is the biggest show for this sort of the thing in the world, and I love the idea that these clothes are out there for the buyers who truly know – to get to see them,” says Kenny Chesney, the biggest North American concert draw this century. “The clothes are casual, comfortable and easy to wear wherever you’re headed… and that was the whole point. Whatever you’ve got to do, something in this line will work — and for someone who lives gone most of the time, one place to find everything — like MAGIC — is a real gift.”


  • WHAT: Kenny Chesney Intimate Performance
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Concert 9:00 – 10:00 pm.
  • WHERE: The Hard Rock Hotel
  • TICKETS: This is an invitation only event

Tagged in Blue Chair Bay, Special Appearances


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