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Kenny Chesney 2010 Year in Review

posted December 30th, 2010 at 10:42 am

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by Josh Martn

Though Kenny Chesney took the year off from major touring, he still had a big year. From his 3D movie to his football documentary to a new album release, Kenny stayed busy.

Here’s a look back at the year. What do you think was the biggest Kenny Chesney story of the year?

January

  • Kenny (and Jimmy Buffett) attend the Saints – Vikings NFC Championship game. They sat in the press box
  • In late January, we saw the first hints that a Kenny Chesney iPhone app was coming

February

  • No Shoes Radio debuted “Ain’t Back Yet” in early February
  • Chesney attends the Super Bowl in Miami and performs at the Saints post-game celebration
  • Greatest Hits II is reissued with two additional tracks
  • A grassroots campaign begins to brew for Kenny to be the 2011 Super Bowl halftime entertainment
  • On February 22nd, the official Kenny Chesney iPhone app was released

March

  • Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller tape an episode of CMT Crossroads at the Ryman Auditorium
  • Chesney plays his first show of the year at Rodeo Houston on March 4th
  • Music video for “Ain’t Back Yet” debuted
  • On March 26th, Kenny celebrated his 42nd birthday

April

  • Kenny begins to make the media rounds to promote his Summer in 3D movie. On April 9th he appeared on Oprah
  • Chesney writes a heartfelt letter to his hometown
  • In mid-April, Kenny premiered Summer in 3D in Knoxville, Tennessee, near where he grew up
  • On April 15th, Kenny appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • The day after the ACM Awards in Las Vegas, Kenny joined several other stars in a tribute to the retiring Brooks & Dunn
  • Kenny Chesney’s ‘Summer in 3D’ movie hit theaters on April 21st

May

  • Historic floods hit Nashville and Kenny loses many personal effects
  • Kenny appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to talk about the floods
  • Making more media appearances, Kenny takes the Weather Channel on a short tour of his flooded property. Watch video
  • In early May we launched Kenny Chesney World 2.0, completely revamping the site to how it looks today
  • No Shoes Radio airs live broadcast to raise money for flood relief
  • Kenny plays the first of two shows in Las Vegas, and NSR airs the full concert
  • Chesney attends the Dick Vitale Charity Gala in Florida

June

  • The Blue Chair Bay online store opens for business
  • Chesney named #8 on Billboard’s list of top 25 country acts of the past 25 years
  • NSR airs live a great songwriters tribute to Kenny
  • Kenny was scheduled to join Jimmy Buffett at Gulf Coast concert but had to cancel after the date was changed

July

  • Chesney plays another two shows at The Joint in Las Vegas. He again airs the first night show on NSR
  • CMT Crossroads episode with Kenny and Steve Miller debuts on July 9th
  • “The Boys of Fall” is released as Kenny’s next single
  • Kenny presents the Best Team award at the ESPY’s

August

  • “The Boys of Fall” music video debuts on August 2nd
  • Chesney announces in late August that he’ll do a full tour in 2011, playing “60-ish” shows
  • Kenny makes a surprise visit to Gibbs High School, his alma mater, where he talks to the football team and shows them his documentary
  • On August 29th, The Boys of Fall documentary debuted on ESPN

September

  • No Shoes Radio airs the premiere of Kenny’s new album ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey
  • Kenny makes several media appearances to promote the new album, including CMT Top 20 Countdown, Good Morning America, and multiple ESPN shows
  • On September 24th, Kenny made a surprise appearance at a pep rally at Celina High School in Texas. Celina was one of the schools featured in The Boys of Fall
  • Kenny’s latest album ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ hit stores on September 28th
  • “The Boys of Fall” hits number one on the singles chart, giving Kenny his 20th number one
  • CMT “Invitation Only” debuts, with Kenny performing some songs from his new album for the first time

October

  • Kenny performs at Farm Aid in Milwaukee
  • Kenny continues his media rounds with appearances on The Tonight Show and the Ellen DeGeneres show
  • ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 182,000
  • In mid-October, Kenny filmed scenes in Maine for the music video to “Seven Days”
  • “Somewhere With You” is released to country radio
  • At the end of October, Kenny joined Grace Potter on stage at the Ryman to perform their duet “You and Tequila”

November

  • Lambeau Field is announced as the first Chesney stadium tour date of 2011
  • A day after the Lambeau announcement the full stadium schedule is released
  • ‘The Boys of Fall’ documentary DVD is released to stores
  • Kenny performs at the CMA Awards but does not win any awards
  • Chesney announces that he’ll donate 10,000 copies of The Boys of Fall documentary to high schools around the country

December

  • Kenny lands on several of Billboard’s year end charts
  • Several amphitheater shows begin to trickle out
  • “The Boys of Fall” single is certified Gold




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Chart Update: “Somewhere With You” Nearing Top

posted December 30th, 2010 at 8:50 am

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by Josh Martn

Will Kenny Chesney’s latest single reach number one? There are now only three songs ahead of “Somewhere With You” on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart as it lands at #4 this week.

Taking the number one spot this week is Tim McGraw with “Felt Good on My Lips.” Only Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” and Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song” stand in the way for Kenny.

Preview and download “Somewhere With You” from Amazon, or get it at iTunes.




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Chesney Wasn’t Always the Star

posted December 23rd, 2010 at 10:25 am

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by Josh Martn

He plays for tens of thousands at a time now, but there was a time when Kenny Chesney wasn’t the star performer. In an interview with CMT Radio, Kenny describes his role during a Christmas play when he was a kid:

“I think one time I held the star, you know, and did it behind them. You know, I never did show my face. I was holding the star going through the night. That’s all I did,” CMT Radio reports. “I remember doing that one year. But all my other buddies were Joseph and Mary and all that stuff. I never did really get out on stage that much. Never really did sing in the Christmas play, and I was pretty scared to get up there then.”



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“The Boys of Fall” Goes Gold

posted December 22nd, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s football anthem “The Boys of Fall” has been certified Gold by the RIAA, according to Top40 Charts. It’s his 9th Gold single:

Kenny Chesney helped kick-off the football season with his tribute to the passion of the game with “The Boys of Fall,” his 20th Number One Single. Now, with the approach of the play-off’s and bowl games, “The Boys of Fall” from the Gold certified and critically acclaimed album, Hemmingway’s Whiskey also becomes Chesney’s 9th Certified Gold Single.

Not only was “The Boys of Fall” his 20th number one, it marked the 10th straight year that Kenny had a #1 country hit.


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Chesney to Open Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

posted December 16th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will be the very first act to take the stage at the new Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama when it opens this Spring.

The 7,470 capacity amphitheater is blocks from the lively downtown district and sits at the end of the fabulous Riverwalk.

“Certainly this is one of the smallest venues Chesney will play on his new tour,” said Gary Weinberger of RME. “But we wanted to make a statement for the opening by booking one of the biggest, if not the biggest, touring acts in America.”

Chesney, with Uncle Kracker as the opening act, will perform at the new venue on Thursday, March 31st.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 22nd at 10 am.


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Rumored Jacksonville Show

posted December 16th, 2010 at 10:54 am

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by Josh Martn

Jacksonville.com reports that there are rumblings of a Kenny Chesney concert there in May:

Tour insiders report that Kenny Chesney is planning a stop in Jacksonville for May 12. No word on the venue or when tickets will go on sale. Chesney is touring in the spring with the Zac Brown Band and playing several stadiums, but he is also planning some arena dates.

See all of Kenny’s announced tour dates here. There are still many more shows that will be announced.


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What Kenny Wants for Christmas

posted December 14th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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by Josh Martn

In an interview with The Boot, Kenny Chesney lets us in on what he asked for for Christmas:

The superstar explained his mother’s annual quandary to WSIX/Nashville radio host Gerry House this morning. “Every year, my mom asks me what I want,” Kenny said. “She asked if I wanted the new George Bush book, but I already ordered it on my iPad. So I’m getting what I got last year: canned green beans. My mom and grandmother can green beans themselves. I love it, because it’s what I grew up with.”

For Christmas, the ‘Somewhere With You’ singer is headed back to where he grew up in East Tennessee, a place that a certain song takes him back to every time he hears it, if he could only remember the name of the song. “The one that is almost annoying,” he tried to recall. “It’s like on the cusp of being really great or really annoying. It’s a girl that sings it … in East Tennessee the radio station plays it all the time. Every time I hear it, no matter where I am, that’s where I go. Vince Vance and the Valiants’ ‘All I Want For Christmas is You,’ that’s it. They play it all the time when I go home.”



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