ACM Performers Announced, Chesney On The List

posted March 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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by Josh Martn

As one of the biggest stars in country music, it’s usually assumed that Kenny Chesney will perform at the big awards shows each year and this year’s ACM Awards will be no different. The Academy of Country Music on Tuesday announced the first round of performers:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
  • Blake Shelton
  • Trace Adkins
  • Carrie Underwood

Kenny is up for four awards:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Vocal Event of the Year (artist) for “I’m Alive” with Dave Matthews
  • Vocal Event of the Year (producer) for “I’m Alive” with Dave Matthews

The ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18th at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

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Chesney Penned Preface for Mike & Mike’s Book

posted March 22nd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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by Josh Martn

A frequent guest of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, Kenny Chesney has penned the preface for their upcoming book “MIKE & MIKE’s Rules For Sports and Life.”

“They’re a little bit crazy and irreverent, but they know their sports,” said Chesney. “…and from completely unique perspectives — and aren’t afraid to hash it out. To me, it’s a lot like what goes on on my bus when we’re out on the road, except, they’re on ESPN-2 and ESPN radio. So when they asked if I would write something for their book, I was right there. I’d never done anything like that before, but it was honored to be asked.”

The book will be released April 6th. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.

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Chesney Will Tape Oprah Next Week

posted March 20th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will join Oprah Winfrey on her show next Saturday:

The Oprah Winfrey Show will be talking with country music singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney! Are you a huge Kenny Chesney fan? Do you own all 13 of his albums and know the words to all of his chart-topping songs? If you would like to sing, sway and rock out to the country music sounds of Kenny Chesney at The Oprah Winfrey Show on Saturday, March 27, email us now! If you would like to be in the audience for this taping, email us now. If there are still seats available, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Please note: If you have already attended a show this season (since August 2009) or have reservations for an upcoming taping, you are not eligible for these reservations.

Click here to try for tickets to the taping.

Chesney appeared on Oprah’s show last spring along with a few other country artists. Watch his performances.

(H/T Kay)

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Chart Update: “Ain’t Back Yet” up to #9

posted March 18th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Ain’t Back Yet” climbed two spots this week to number 9 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart. It’s the fifth week on the chart for the song that is the end title for Kenny’s upcoming “Summer in 3D” movie.

Coming in at number 1 this week is Blake Shelton with “Hillbilly Bone.”

Click here to watch the new video for the song.

And you can download the single now from Amazon or iTunes.

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New Music Video for “Ain’t Back Yet”

posted March 16th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

by Josh Martn has posted Kenny Chesney’s music video for his latest single “Ain’t Back Yet.”

Click here to watch at

The single, which is the end song for Kenny’s upcoming movie “Summer In 3D,” is currently at number 11 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart.

Download the single now from Amazon or iTunes.

(H/T Kay)

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Chesney Delivered Chris Young the News on His First #1

posted March 15th, 2010 at 11:18 am

by Josh Martn

When Chris Young earned his first number one hit with “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” back in October, the person to deliver the news to him was none other than Kenny Chesney:

Just as the plane landed, he called Keith Gale, one of the promotions reps for his record label. When he answered, Keith said, “Hold on. Somebody here wants to tell you what happened this week with your single.”

“Congratulations on your first No. 1 hit,” said a familiar voice Chris couldn’t quite identify. “What a great song. I’m so proud for you and proud of you.”

The mystery voice on the phone was none other than Kenny Chesney, who’d dropped by the Sony Music Nashville office that day. When he heard the news about Chris’ single, he wanted to be the first one to congratulate him.

“Can you believe that?” Chris told me, still a little shocked that a superstar would go out of his way to tell him the news.

“Yep, Chris,” I told him. “I believe it. That’s the way it is in this town. Everybody is for everybody else. When someone hits No. 1 for writing or singing a song, there is always a brother or sister in music ready to offer congratulations. When you’re as successful as Kenny, you know to say thanks and congratulations. A man like Kenny never forgets where he came from — just a few miles up the road east of you, Chris.”

Read the full article here.

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Chesney Back in the Recording Studio

posted March 13th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s has put the finishing touches on “Summer in 3D” and has headed back to the recording studio to work on his new album that will be out in the fall:

“It felt so good to be back in the studio,” says Chesney. “I mean, being in the studio is always such an awesome experience… because I came to town to write songs and maybe get to sing ‘em. But when you’re in the studio and you’re bringing them to life, creating the way they’re going to be heard, that’s just such a creative time – and I am blessed to work some of the very best musicians in not just Nashville, but honestly the world.”

“There are so many great songs out there, it’s hard to decide what you want to do… cause you know you’re leaving some amazing stuff on the table,” explains Kenny. “The biggest challenge is trying to decide which songs take you new places without losing site of where you’ve been, to find those moments that say something about who you are – and how your fans are living life without repeating, but also not just different for the sake of different.

“I’m lucky, because not only do I write all the time, but people pitch me songs all the time, too. I get the best of all worlds, and I’m spoiled in the music that I get to hear…”

“The thing about my schedule,” Chesney says. “It’s meant it’s been a while since the fans had new music they can put their hands on. This was the best way to get them something fresh while taking our time and enjoying making this record. If they like it half as much as we have so far, I know this next record is something they’re gonna really love.”

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