In its second week on the charts, Kenny Chesney’s latest single “The Boys of Fall” climbed four spots to number 13 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart. Last week the single debuted at #17, making it Kenny’s second song to debut inside the Top 20.
Taking the number one spot this week is Carrie Underwood with “Undo It.”
The music video for Kenny Chesney’s new single “The Boys of Fall” will debut Monday during ESPN’s Sportcenter. The four-minute video edit will air twice – just before 12:00 Noon, with another airing at the conclusion of the 2:00 pm edition (all times Eastern).
“Every day we see the world of sports come to life on ESPN, and I’m thrilled that ‘The Boys of Fall’ has found a home there,” said Chesney.
On Tuesday, August 3, the full-length eight-minute version of the music video will be available at all outlets including VEVO, CMT and GAC. The eight minute version will also be available on ESPN.com and ESPNRise.com through the week beginning Aug. 2. The full length version, co-produced by Chesney, has been a labor of love for him. “As a songwriter you crave inspiration, and I have never been more inspired than I have been in the past year listening to the lessons and the wisdom from these men and many more who have touched so many lives through the game of football.”
Chesney explains, “I have friends in this video…a lot of my heroes are in this video…so many players and coaches that have shaped the lives of generations are a part of this and it has been one of the highlights of my life to film it with Shaun Silva and Don Lepore.”
Kenny Chesney headlined day two of the Hullabalou Music Festival Saturday night at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a steamy day, with the temperature still at 89 degrees when Kenny took the stage around 9 pm.
The set list was filled with favorites, though Kenny surprised the crowd towards the end when he brought out Jason Aldean to do The Joker, Three Little Birds, and Gimme Three Steps with him.
It’s the second show since Kenny’s new single “The Boys of Fall” was released, but he still hasn’t played it live.
View the full set list here. (thanks to Elizabeth)
It’s another couple of stops on the 2010 With A Two Tour for Kenny Chesney this weekend as he plays at the star-packed Hullabalou Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday and Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on Sunday.
No Shoes Radio will broadcast from Hullabalou both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, join Jon and Tambo as they broadcast live from the Hooters of Jeffersonville, Indiana. They’ll be giving away tickets to Kenny’s show and also some NSR gear.
Then join them on Saturday on the grounds of Churchill Downs at Gate 1 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET.
After this weekend there’s only one more scheduled show left for the year: WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, MN on August 7th.
Kenny Chesney’s latest single “The Boys of Fall” debuted this week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart at #17 (not #15).
It’s Kenny’s second highest debut and only his second to debut in the top 20. Back in 2007 “Dont Blink” debuted at #16. There have only been 6 other songs to debut in the top 20, according to MillionGossip.com.
“We’ve been on the road since 1983 and I’m quite certain we’ve never played here … What a crowd. We needed you,” the 42-year-old Chesney told the audience.
“Several hours ago on that highway out there, we pulled up on the bus and I have never seen so many campers in my life. I told my buddies, ‘If that was us, I know what we’d be doing.’ ”
What he was doing was putting on a dynamic and high-energy performance that proved he’s earned his reputation as one of country music’s top live acts. Taking the stage in his trademark jeans, sleeveless T-shirt and white cowboy hat, Chesney got the blood flowing with “Beer In Mexico,” “Keg In The Closet,” “Big Star” and “Summertime.”
Chesney’s music is about more than just the lyrics and tune — it’s a philosophy of life. “Don’t Blink” is a perfect example of how Chesney views life: “This song is about doing exactly what we’re doing here tonight, living life to the fullest and taking nothing for granted.”
He also understands the nuances of day-to-day life, from having fun and enjoying life to finding the love of your life. So his set list included fun tunes like “Living In Fast Forward,” “Young” and “When The Sun Goes Down,” and emotional songs like “Anything But Mine,” “Never Wanted Anything More” and “How Forever Feels.”
It would have been easy for Chesney to sit on his laurels — his 17 No. 1 hits make for an impressive resume — but he worked the crowd like a newbie trying to develop a following. A big show needs a big band and Chesney came armed with a big band — 12 musicians, including a four-piece horn section. Chesney was constantly in motion, working both sides of the stage and zipping out onto the catwalk at every available opportunity.