ACM Awards Tonight, Chesney up for Four Awards

posted April 18th, 2010 at 1:13 am

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by Josh Martn

The 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show will be held tonight and Kenny Chesney 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

Entertainer of the Year is fan-voted again this year, so be sure to head over to to cast your ballot for Kenny. There will also be text voting during the show, where you can vote a second time. So show Kenny your support that way too!

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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Chart Update: “Ain’t Back Yet” up to #4

posted April 17th, 2010 at 10:30 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Ain’t Back Yet” climbed two spots this week to number 4 on the Billboard Top Country Songs Chart. It’s the ninth week the song has charted.

Sitting at the top of the chart this week is Lady Antebellum with “American Honey.”

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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Catch Kenny on Country Countdown USA

posted April 16th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney continues his whirlwind media tour this weekend when he’ll join Lon Helton for Country Countdown USA.

Kenny describes some key moments in the movie, which also includes some archival video from Kenny’s past. Kenny also talks about appearing on Oprah last week. And he has stories about some of his friends, including Reba, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown, and Brooks & Dunn.

The show has actually already been taped, and you can listen to the clips at

(H/T Rosi)

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Video of Chesney on The Tonight Show

posted April 16th, 2010 at 8:27 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night to promote “Summer in 3D.” In case you didn’t watch, here’s a clip from the show:

You can watch the full episode here. Seek to the final segment to see Kenny perform “Old Blue Chair” with just his acoustic guitar.

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Kenny on Leno Tonight

posted April 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

by Josh Martn

Don’t forget to tune in to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight. Kenny Chesney will perform acoustically and talk to Jay about “Summer In 3D.”

“It’s sorta strange to be going on ‘The Tonight Show’ with a movie coming out,” Kenny says. “It’s very different, the idea of showing clips and talking about the experience of making this film. But it’s something we’ re all — me, the band, Joe Thomas the director, all the guys who worked on it — are really proud of, and it’s definitely getting me out of my comfort zone.”

“This will be maybe my most intimate performance ever on television, just like the movie is the most in-your-face, in-the-Goodyear Blimp, in-the-Sand Bar, on-the-stage, almost-under-my-hat we could make it,” Kenny says. “Consider the contrasts, and enjoy both phases.”

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Chesney Attends Knoxville Premiere of Film

posted April 15th, 2010 at 8:50 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney was back home on Wednesday night, premiering his movie “Summer In 3D” at the Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Knoxville, Tennessee. has the story, including video of the event:

East Tennessee-born country star Kenny Chesney walked the red carpet, signed autographs and welcomed a crowd of about 1,000 to the premiere of his new concert film, “Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D,” on Wednesday evening at the Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Turkey Creek.

“This is the first time anybody outside of myself and the people who made it have seen this film,” said Chesney from a stage in the expansive Pinnacle lobby before the crowd went inside theaters to view the film.

Sponsorships and ticket sales for the event raised more than $130,000 for Variety — The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee, the local chapter of which was founded by the Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group.

The crowd began arriving more than two hours before Chesney was scheduled to appear at the theater complex.

Inside Pinnacle, guests ate barbecued pork, beans and slaw furnished by Texas Roadhouse, along with beer, wine and soft drinks while the Chillbillies performed on a stage.

Chesney, for his part, seemed happy with the event.

Just before the screening Chesney told the crowd: “Growing up here allowed me to dream really big dreams … and this is the first time I’ve been able to show you what you guys helped create.”

Update – More from Kenny on “coming home” for the premiere:

“When you step back and consider how far you’ve come, in a lot of ways it makes you want to go back to where you come from,” said the high energy performer. “You realize how much the values you were raised with – and the support for crazy dreams – help you do things you would never consider. So who better to share a moment like that with? And to benefit Variety – which takes such an active role in making a difference in young people’s lives… that’s makes everything about this so much sweeter.”

“It’s heartening to know the people back home care,” Chesney explained. “I learned a lot about dreaming there. You wanna ground something this special in something that was that important. And, you know, it’s nice to know that that dreams matters just as much to the fans… cause to me, it’s their dream every bit as much as its mine.”

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Media Gets “Summer in 3D” Preview

posted April 14th, 2010 at 12:35 am

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by Josh Martn

With only one week until “Summer In 3D” hits theaters, Kenny Chesney invited members of the media to a screening of the film in Franklin, Tennessee on Tuesday morning. Craig at CMT has a blog post up about it:

I can’t recall how many Chesney concerts I’ve covered — probably five or six — and watching this film is just like being pressed up against the catwalk at a Chesney show. You get to see his facial expressions and (surprisingly) even his tears. Plus, he sings several of my favorites, such as “Big Star,” “Living in Fast Forward” and “Anything but Mine.”

Chesney himself welcomed the small press corps to the theater, then politely ditched us because he wants to wait until Las Vegas to see it on the big screen. Sometimes I get nervous about how country music will be represented on the big screen but Chesney does us proud.

Read the full post here.

A premiere for the movie will be held tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee, near where Kenny grew up.

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