Friday Night’s Vegas Show Live on NSR

posted June 30th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will hit Vegas again this weekend for a 2-night set and luckily for us fans he’s bringing us into the show even if we aren’t there in person. No Shoes Radio will broadcast Friday night’s show live, just like Chesney did back in May.

“I pretty much shredded my voice the second night,” says Chesney. “We got up onstage in Vegas, and it was feeling and sounding so good, we didn’t wanna go home – and because it’s Vegas, you know, you really don’t have to. We broadcast the first show because we thought people would like it – and the feedback was so great, we figured why not do it again?”

“I won’t say we’re the Grateful Dead or even Phish or Widespread Panic, but when we go off the set list and into the land of ‘I love that song, let’s play it…,’ things can go all kinds of crazy places. We all love music so much – and know so many songs, we can do bluegrass, we can do Van Halen and anything in between. It’s what makes these shows fun for us… So I figured we might as well put the show out there for the fans to listen to wherever they are one more time.”

Tune in for the pre-show with Jon and Tambo at 10 pm EDT and then hang around for the show at 11 EDT.

Tagged in No Shoes Radio, Tour

Kenny Can’t Make Rescheduled Gulf Coast Show

posted June 29th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

by Josh Martn

Originally scheduled to take place this Thursday, the postponed Gulf Coast concert (now scheduled for July 11th) will be without Kenny Chesney. On Tuesday night the following message went out on his twitter account:

On Monday the decision was made to postpone the July 1st concert to Sunday, July 11th. Officials worried that winds and storm surge from Tropical Storm Alex could threaten the stability of the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama where the concert is to be held. The stage, which had been going up this week, is already being taken down.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Tour

Chesney on Forbes Celebrity 100 List

posted June 29th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

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by Josh Martn

Forbes is out with their list of the top 100 Celebrities and Kenny Chesney comes in at number 54 with $50 million in earnings, just ahead of fighter Manny Pacquiao and just below author James Patterson.

Chesney continued his reign atop the country music industry by out-touring everyone else. His 2009 tour grossed $71 million and brought in an average of $1.6 million every night, nearly doubling the box office receipts of his closest competitor, Keith Urban. Prominent sponsorships with companies like Corona and MasterCard keep tour costs down, making the tours even more profitable.

Number 54 is a sizable drop from last year when Chesney came in at number 31 with $65 million in earnings. In May, Forbes released their list of top country earners, which Chesney topped.

Number one on the list this year is Oprah Winfrey, followed by Beyonce, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, and Tiger Woods. Other country acts on the list include Taylor Swift (12), Rascal Flatts (62), Toby Keith (67), and Keith Urban (76).

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Gulf Coast Concert Rescheduled for July 11th

posted June 28th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

by Josh Martn

Multiple outlets are now reporting that the Gulf Coast concert with Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band and others has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 11th.

Officials worried that winds and storm surge from Tropical Storm Alex could threaten the stability of the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama where the concert is to be held. The stage, which had been going up this week, is already being taken down.

Your tickets to the show will of course still be honored on July 11th. If you made reservations with a hotel or condo, call them to discuss your accomodations.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Television, Tour

“Summer in 3D” Debuts at Number One

posted June 28th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s “Summer in 3D” was the best-selling concert DVD its opening week of sales, despite being available at only one outlet: Kmart. It bested U2, George Strait, Bon Jovi, and Barbara Streisand.

“It seemed like there was a lot of confusion about what markets the movie was showing in, what times, when was it opening,” Chesney says with a laugh. “This time, it was easy: log on, place your order and have it arrive at your front door. I know from what people told me during the theatrical run, people felt like we really captured the energy and the heart of our live shows, so it’s nice to know that’s something people want to take him with them, too.”

“It’s funny,” says director Joe Thomas, who’s directed 7 chart-topping concert DVDs for the likes of Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac and Bon Jovi. “People have such a hunger to see Kenny… to share in these shows and this energy… they don’t care what dimension it is. You bring them into his concert experience, and they respond.”

“We’ve done concert specials,” Chesney explains. “I figured if we were gonna go into movie theatres, if this was about making a long form piece, we needed to give people something more… something a little bit deeper. And we shot the lights out of our show, but this was also about the journey to get to 65,000 people in a football stadium… the love affair between me, my guys, those fans and these songs… and I think that comes through.

“Seeing that people responded to the DVD like this, especially since you couldn’t just go to or somewhere and get it, it makes me feel really good – because it means what we do means something to those people we’ve been sharing our summers with for the past 8 years.”

If you still haven’t picked up Summer In 3D, get it now at

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‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ Album Cover

posted June 25th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

by Josh Martn

If you haven’t yet seen it, here’s the album cover for Kenny’s new album “Hemingway’s Whiskey” that will drop in September. How do you like it?

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Watch “The Joker” from CMT Crossroads

posted June 25th, 2010 at 10:48 am

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by Josh Martn

CMT has posted an excerpt from the upcoming CMT Crossroads episode with Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller. Watch them do “The Joker” below:

(Click to watch)

The full episode will debut Friday July 9th on CMT.

Tagged in Television Appearances, Videos


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