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Kenny On Next Year’s Plans

posted October 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

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by Josh Martn

On Wednesday Kenny Chesney announced a couple of festival shows for next summer. Here’s some more insight into next year’s plans from Kenny himself:

“I can’t imagine a year not rocking the fans… not seeing those faces or hearing my songs sung back to me,” says Kenny. “That is where I’m the most alive, and those people are such a big part of who I am and why I do this. To me, not being out there would be the worst thing I could imagine.

I honestly don’t think people realize how much work goes into one of our tours: I am looking at technical stuff that needs building in November… I am working on video in December and January… then we start rehearsals so we can get the kinks worked out of each system in January – as well as rehearsing the band, so we can troubleshoot how the tech stuff is incorporated without sacrificing the music, because in the end, that’s what people come for.

For us to be able to get out there and rock at a few of these festivals, it means we can do the big show people expect without having to put 6 months into getting ready for it. Me and the guys can come on out, play the songs as hard as possible and get to be part of everybody’s summer… whether it’s kicking it off at LSU’s Tiger Stadium or getting June started at Bama Jam!

“A summer without my fans? I can’t even imagine it,” Kenny explains. “They are the reason I do what I do… and while I’m working on this next record, working on some special projects we’ll be talking about in the coming months and staying on top of NoShoesRadio, I don’t want anyone to think I’ve gone to the house or could go a year without getting out on some big stages and making music.

There’s no way! And these two festivals are perfect! They’re everything we try to do when we’re out on our own tours: a good day, a lotta great music, a place for friends to come together and have fun! If we can do that, then I’d say I’ve maintained the connections that are so important to me!”

(h/t Rosi)


Tagged in Albums, Personal, Tour, Videos



Another Festival Date Added: Baton Rouge

posted October 21st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney has added another festival date for next year: the Bayou Country Superfest at at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Chesney will take the stage Sunday, May 30th.

Bayou Country Superfest will be a reserved-seating event, so KCOFC members are encouraged to purchase tickets early in order to get the best seats available. Single-day tickets start at only $40. Special VIP upfront, stage-side, standing-room tickets in an area called the Golden Horseshoe will be available in very limited supply for Fan Club Members. Also a limited number of discounted two-day ticket packages will be available at most price levels.

In the press release sent out today, Chesney also confirmed what we told you in June… that he’d play the BamaJam Festival next June in Enterprise, Alabama.

Reserved seating tickets are available now for the Baton Rouge show for Kenny Chesney Fan Club Members! Click here to purchase


Tagged in Presale, Tickets, Tour



Chesney Attends ASCAP Awards

posted October 20th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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by Josh Martn

On Monday night Nashville’s Ryman’s Auditorium hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards and Kenny Chesney was in attendance:

Several artists who sat in the audience came to the stage when songs they had written or recorded were singled out. Among these were John Rich, John Anderson, Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally, Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Keith Anderson, Jason Michael Carroll and Gary Allan.

View more photos here and here.

(photo by Ed Rode)


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Chesney Nominated for Billboard Touring Awards

posted October 20th, 2009 at 9:07 am

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by Josh Martn

The Billboard Touring Awards have announced their nominations and Kenny Chesney is up again this year for Top Package for his Sun City Carnival Tour that featured Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Montgomery Gentry.

Other nominees in the category include the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 with Jordin Sparks, Honor Society and Wonder Girls; and Nickelback for their Dark Horse tour, with Hinder, Papa Roach, and Saving Abel.

Last year Kenny Chesney won in the Top Package category and also the Eventful Fan’s Choice Award (vote for Kenny in this year’s Fans’ Choice Award here).

See a list of all of Kenny’s awards and nominations here.


Tagged in Awards, Tour



Dave Matthews to Join Chesney at CMA Awards

posted October 19th, 2009 at 10:45 am

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by Josh Martn

People Magazine reported today that Dave Matthews will join Kenny Chesney at this year’s CMA Awards to sing their duet “I’m Alive”:

Dave Matthews will join country’s biggest names at this year’s CMA Awards, delivering a duet with Kenny Chesney and adding another rock presence to the ceremony’s lineup. Last week, it was announced that Daughtry – along with Vince Gill – would perform on the show, which will air on ABC Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET.

Matthews, 42, will be making his debut appearance on the awards show, where he will perform “I’m Alive,” a Top 10 country hit from Chesney’s Lucky Old Sun album.

“The 43rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Chesney is nominated three times this year: Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, and Musical Event with Mac McAnally for “Down The Road”.

(photo by Startraks Photo. H/T Stephanie)


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Watch Full Austin City Limits Episode Online

posted October 18th, 2009 at 10:13 am

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by Josh Martn

The full episode of Kenny Chesney on Austin City Limits is now available to watch online at pbs.org.

Click here to watch


Tagged in Special Appearances, Television Appearances, Videos



Kenny Chesney on Austin City Limits Tonight

posted October 17th, 2009 at 1:04 am

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by Josh Martn

If you’ve been missing your Kenny fix for the past few weeks since the tour ended, tonight you are in for a special treat as Kenny Chesney will appear on Austin City Limits.

“I don’t really remember the first time I saw Willie Nelson, he always just was,” said Chesney, “but there’s a part of me that’s pretty certain it was on ‘Austin City Limits,’ because I saw an awful lot of my heroes on that show. You look around – and you realize everyone, from Jerry Lee Lewis to George Jones to Ray Charles right up to now has played here, and you really want to be part of that history.”

Commenting on the set list, Kenny says “those aren’t songs I normally get to do. I like to keep the energy level pretty high, but they’re very much a part of who I am… and it’s funny. ‘Somewhere In The Sun’ is one of only two songs I’ve ever written on the road, and I wrote it not a mile from where we were taping. So in a way, we closed the circle singing it here… because it all started when we were snowed out of our show down here on year.”

Check out the expected set list and watch a preview of the episode here.

For most locations the show will air at 9 pm eastern time on PBS. But be sure to check your local listings.

Update – The show will be available online at video.pbs.org after midnight.


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