Kenny Chesney 2010 Year in Review

posted December 30th, 2010 at 10:42 am

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?


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • “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


  • 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


  • 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”


  • 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


  • 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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  • Kathy

    That’s a lot for someone who was taking a year off!!!! I feel bad for Kenny losing his house in the flood. I was watching The Boys of Fall commentary version and Shaun Silva mentions how Kenny cringes looking at some of the footage of him talking in his office with the sports memorabilia around him and how all of that was lost in the flood. Hopefully 2011 will be an awesome year for Kenny and maybe win an award or two again!!!!!

  • Kim

    CMT Invitation Only show was left off.

    • Josh Martin

      Added it. Thanks


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