Chesney Celebrates “Somewhere With You” Hit in Nashville

posted March 23rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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by Josh Martn

On Wednesday night in Nashville, Kenny Chesney celebrated another number one hit. The party for “Somewhere With You” was held at Cabana, and songwriters Shane McAnally and TJ Harding were in attendance:

(Chesney with songwriters Shane McAnally and JT Harding. Photo from Digital Rodeo)

The Tennessean has more:

McAnally offered a tearful round of thanks to family members and business associates who’d bolstered him along the way, recalling a tough time in his life and career when he thought to himself, “If I could get a song to Kenny Chesney, everything would change.”

“It took a lot longer than I wanted it to,” he said, eyeing Chesney and laughing.

BMI vice president of writer and publisher relations Jody Williams shared a few highlights from Harding’s rock ‘n’ roll background — which includes songs cut by Uncle Kracker and the Jonas Brothers and a stint as the personal assistant to the superstar Williams cheekily called “country great Marilyn Manson.” That background fed into a country hit that Williams categorized as the “freshest, coolest and most different-sounding song on country radio” — a sentiment country megastar Chesney seemed to agree with.

“I realized that it was such a unique song and a lyric that everybody has lived with,” Chesney said of the first time he heard “Somewhere,” which traces a deep, lovelorn longing. “…I’m awfully glad that I’m the guy who gets to sing this song for the rest of his life, I’ll tell you that.”

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Sports Stars Come Out for Chesney’s First Shows

posted March 21st, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney has two Goin’ Coastal shows in the books so far, and already some of the biggest names in sports have attended:

Kenny Chesney huddled with football players like Joe Namath, Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys, Mike Vrabel of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker and Matt Light of the New England Patriots and Steve Hutchinson of the Minnesota Vikings at the launch of his Goin’ Coastal tour in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday (March 17).

For his stadium tour date with Zac Brown Band on Saturday (March 19), Chesney’s backstage guests included Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees, Super Bowl-winning Monday Night Football commentator Jon Gruden, Philadelphia Phillies players Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Chase Utley and former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz.

Also, pro golfer Stewart Cink tweeted: “At Kenny Chesney concert tonight in Tampa. Don’t know one song.” He did tweet the next day that he attended the show with his son: “FYI I went to Chesney concert with my son, Connor, 17, last night. Not exactly a wild night of partying!! We had a good time though.”

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This Week’s Fan Club Presales

posted March 21st, 2011 at 2:20 am

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by Josh Martn

Fan Club presale tickets go on sale this week for two more Kenny Chesney shows:

Chicago, IL
Toyota Park
June 9th

Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
June 30th

Presale tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 22nd at Noon local time.

The KCOFC, Kenny’s Official Fan Club, is the place to get presale tickets before they go on sale to the general public. As an additional exclusive offer, members will now have the opportunity to purchase sand bar tickets (standing room only pits that are actually inside the stage) for Kenny’s stadium and arena shows on this year’s tour. These exclusive tickets are limited in quantity so you will need to get in early to the presales to purchase them.

Members who purchase through the Fan Club presales also will have a chance to be upgraded to the sand bar when purchasing any non-sand bar tickets. Members must sign up for the upgrade here to be entered. You will not be automatically entered as with previous sand bar upgrades. If chosen, your tickets will then be upgraded so be sure that you are willing to forfeit your purchased tickets when entering. For more information on current upgrade policies and to sign up, click here. Shows with upgrades will be posted after the presale has started so check back often.

Join the Kenny Chesney Fan Club for $25 by clicking here.

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Second Red Rocks Show Added

posted March 20th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

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by Josh Martn

After the first sold out in mere minutes, Kenny Chesney has added a second show on Thursday, July 7th at the unique Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, Colorado. The first show will be held on Wednesday, July 6th.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 1st through LiveNation. Presale tickets for Fan Club members will likely go on sale the Tuesday before (March 29th).

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50K in Tampa for Chesney’s First Stadium Show

posted March 19th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

by Josh Martn

50,548 packed into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday night for the year’s first Goin’ Coastal stadium show.

First appearing harnessed high above the 50-yard line, Chesney slowly zip-lined to the stage and tore off a few cookers, including Reality and Live Those Songs. The Tennessee star’s vocals were perilously low in the mix at first, a messy muddle for sure, but by the time Summertime and Beer in Mexico cha-cha’d around, the Sleeveless Wonder was coming in clear.

After working through the show with a similar set list to Thursday night’s show in West Palm Beach (except for “Me and You” replacing “There Goes My Life”), Chesney brought out the Zac Brown Band to rail off a few tunes.

Check out a photo gallery from the show at Tampa Bay Online.

(photo Chris Coyner)

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First Stadium Show Tonight in Tampa

posted March 19th, 2011 at 2:44 am

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by Josh Martn

It’s the second show of the year, and the first of several stadium shows as Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band co-headline Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida tonight.

Uncle Kracker and Billy Currington will open the show again, as they did Thursday night in West Palm Beach. The Zac Brown Band will then play, followed by Kenny. At some point the bands will join forces and play together.

“Zac’s guys are so great,” says Chesney. “They are really a great band. To be able to collaborate like this together… we’ve never done this in our show in the 17 years I’ve been on the road. And it’s a lot of fun. To be able to do this for the fans, and to be able to have them experience it, I think it’s going to be a really special night of music.”

“We’ve got a good chemistry with everybody playing together,” says Zac. “It’s old school… we’ve got two drum sets, a full stereo band and it’s gonna be powerful. It’s gonna be good. They’re definitely gonna get their money’s worth.”

If you attend the show, please pass along the set list to us here. Take a look at the set list from Thursday night’s show here.

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Chesney Visits Phillies at Spring Training

posted March 18th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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by Josh Martn

In between a couple of Florida shows, Kenny Chesney visited the Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training clubhouse in Clearwater as they prep for the Major League Baseball season.

The Phillies official twitter said that Chesney was a guest of All-star pitches Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt.

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