Kicking off National Autism Awareness Month early, porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny autographed by celebrities in the entertainment, food, music and sports communities, including one by Kenny Chesney, will be up for auction from premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt beginning March 30. April is National Autism Awareness Month and 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Autism Speaks.
View Kenny’s auction here.
More than 80 other celebrities have signed porcelain versions of the Lindt Gold Bunny and all will be on
display and up for bids between March 30 – April 9! View the eBay page for all of the bunnies here.
The duet “Baptism” is a favorite among many Chesney fans, and now Randy Travis and Kenny are teaming up again to help celebrate Randy’s 25th year.
We first reported on this last August, and now we know the song that the two will pair up on: “He Walked on Water”.
Here’s a look at the full track list for the anniversary album that hits stores June 7th.
1. Everything and All featuring Brad Paisley
2. A Few Ole Country Boys featuring Jamey Johnson
3. Forever and Ever, Amen featuring Zac Brown Band
4. He Walked On Water featuring Kenny Chesney
5. T.I.M.E. featuring Josh Turner
6. Love Looks Good On You featuring Kristin Chenoweth
7. Better Class of Losers/She’s Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) medley feat. Alan Jackson
8. More Life featuring Don Henley
9. Can’t Hurt A Man featuring Tim McGraw
10. Promises featuring Shelby Lynne
11. Is it Still Over? featuring Carrie Underwood
12. Road To Surrender featuring Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson
13. Diggin’ Up Bones featuring John Anderson
14. Someone You Never Knew featuring Eamonn McCrystal
15. Too Much featuring James Otto
16. Didn’t We Shine featuring George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Joe Stampley & Gene Watson
(hat tip Rosi)
On Tuesday, the Blu-ray 3D version of Kenny Chesney’s hit film ‘Summer in 3D’ will land in stores, and to celebrate we’re giving away copies of the DVD version!
To enter to win, simply leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Kenny Chesney song is. Random winners will be selected at the end of the week.
Beyond the unparalleled performances filmed over 6 nights, captured from onstage, the front row, the wings and even the Goodyear blimp, this film includes extensive archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments and photographs held together by Chesney’s own narrative, taking people inside the life, the love, and the reasons for his unprecedented success. This spectacular release contains 4 bonus songs not seen in theaters.
Songs: Live Those Songs, Summertime, Beer in Mexico, Keg in The Closet, Out Last Night, Big Star, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, I Go Back, Anything But Mine, Down the Road, Back Where I Come From, There Goes My Life, Old Blue Chair, Living In Fast Forward, Young, Boston, Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, When the Sun Goes Down, Don’t Happen Twice, She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy, Better As A Memory, Ain’t Back Yet (Credit Theme), Be As You Are (Credit Theme)
Bonus Songs: Me and You, Don’t Blink, Guitars and Tiki Bars, Never Wanted Nothing More
Get the ‘Summer in 3D’ Blu-ray 3D movie at Amazon.com for $15.99, or the 2D DVD version for $14.99.
Please note the Blu-ray contains both the 3D version and the 2D version of the concert film and will play on a standard Blu-ray player. To watch the 3D version, you’ll need a 3D HDTV (with glasses) and 3D Blu-ray player (Playstation 3 is now compatible).”
On Friday night, Kenny Chesney played for nearly three hours at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Star Tribune has photos and a review of the show:
It had been four years since country concert king Kenny Chesney had performed in the Twin Cities. In the music business, four years is a long time. You can launch a superstar career (Taylor Swift). Suffer in purgatory (Dixie Chicks). Or fade away (hello Faith, Shania and Garth).
Maybe four is a lucky number for Chesney. Friday night at the soldout Xcel Energy Center was the fourth concert on the Goin’ Coastal Tour by the Country Music Association’s four-time entertainer of the year. And he started in fourth gear the moment he hit the stage.
Chesney was all revved up. He was full throttle for — you guessed it — the first four songs, boot scootin’ bouncing all over his cross-shaped runway like a hyperkinetic kid on the playground after being pent up in school all day. When he finally paused for a breath, the 15,927 fans greeted him with a thunderous ovation.
“From the sound of things, it sounds like it was four years too long,” declared Chesney, already sweating like he was in mid-workout.
Happy 43rd birthday to Kenny Chesney today!
So what are Kenny’s plans for his birthday?
“I play Omaha!” Kenny laughingly told TampaBay.com. “My birthday plans are waking up in Omaha and going to work out.”
Happy birthday KC!
It’s the second weekend of the Goin’ Coastal Tour and last night saw Kenny Chesney performing to 13,000 fans at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa:
Chesney sounded a bit muted on his first two songs, “Live a Little” and “Reality,” but after a few minutes it was clear that it was because the crowd’s cheers were simply deafening. It’s been two years since the country star took his party on the road, and his fans were clearly starved for some fun.
Chesney matched the crowd’s energy, running around the stage, punching his fists in the air and belting out lyrics until he seemed to lose his breath. He asked the crowd how many years it had been since he last played Des Moines (two), then said, “I can already tell it’s been two too long.”
The tour continues tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota, then on to Omaha on Saturday night.
Kenny Chesney is good friends with several NFL players, but due to the contract deadlock, they are barred from going to the stadium shows:
Chesney, who has 10 NFL stadiums (including Green Bay’s Lambeau Field) on his 2011 itinerary, calls the lockout “interesting.”
At the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home turf last week, “we had all baseball players there. We had a lot of Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees who were down there for spring training,” said Chesney, who opened his Goin’ Coastal Tour last weekend in Florida. “If you’re in the NFL, you’re in the (contract) lockout: You can’t go to your stadium, you can’t work out at your stadium, you can’t talk to your coaches. At West Palm (Beach), we had a ton of NFL players. I saw (guard Steve) Hutchinson from the Vikings. If we were to play the Dome (in Minneapolis), he couldn’t come to the show.”
Kenny goes on to talk in the interview about how great it feels to be back on the road:
“My body feels great,” said Chesney, a fitness buff who began working out in earnest Jan. 1. “More importantly, the heart and the mind and soul feel better. I could tell that me and the band had a hunger onstage. After Tampa and West Palm this weekend, I had a spring in my step that wasn’t there almost all of 2009 because I was just tired.”
Read the full interview here.