“Live a Little” Near the Top of the Charts

posted April 18th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single, and the opener on his tour, “Live a Little,” has climbed to the number two position this week on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart.

Darius Rucker is at the top this week with “This,” knocking the Zac Brown Band from the number one slot.

Preview and download the song below through Amazon or get it at iTunes.

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Third Red Rocks Show Added

posted April 16th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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by Josh Martn

It’s rare that Kenny Chesney plays the same venue twice in one year, and three times is nearly unheard of. But Chesney has added a third show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado.

Denver, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Friday, July 8th

The other dates at Red Rocks are the 6th and 7th. So it’ll be three straight nights at the unique venue.

Fan club presale will begin on April 19th at noon MDT.

You can join the Kenny Chesney Fan Club for $25 by clicking here.

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Chesney Shooting Hoops in Dallas

posted April 15th, 2011 at 8:24 am

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by Josh Martn

If you follow Kenny on Facebook or Twitter then you’ve probably already seen this. But for those of you that aren’t plugged into the social media, Kenny posted a short video of him shooting hoops in Cowboys Stadium as they prepare for Saturday’s concert:

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Two More Shows Added to Goin’ Coastal Tour

posted April 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney has added two more shows to his 2011 Goin’ Coastal Tour:

Orange Beach, AL
The Wharf
May 21st, 2011
On sale at 10 am EDT

Canandaigua, NY
August 24th, 2011
On sale at 9 am EDT

Fan club presale was this week and general on sale is Friday thru TicketMaster.

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Chesney Earns Billboard Music Award Nomination

posted April 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

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by Josh Martn

The Billboard Music Award nominations were announced on Wednesday and Kenny Chesney earned one nomination:

Top Country Artist

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zac Brown Band

The Billboard Music Awards will be presented on May 22nd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will air live on ABC.

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Interview with Buddy Cannon

posted April 6th, 2011 at 10:33 am

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by Josh Martn has an insightful interview with longtime Kenny Chesney album producer Buddy Cannon. He goes down a list of Kenny’s biggest hits and gives a few tidbits on each:

She’s Got It All — “This was the first single Norro and I produced on Kenny and Kenny said ‘I’ve got to get some more uptempos, my show is too boring’ so this was really the first uptempo hit he had had. The rest had been ballads. It had a crazy steel guitar solo in it that drove the steel player, Sonny Garrish, crazy.”

How Forever Feels — “That’s one of the songs I think we were kind of on the fence about cutting but it was one of the biggest songs.”

You had Me From Hello –“I love that song. Kenny and Skip Ewing wrote that and that was the first time we ever used a string section. We haven’t done that very much. He got that line out of the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ ”.

The Good Stuff – Joe Gallante was the champion of that song. Kenny and I were on the fence about it and at one point decided we wern’t going to do it, but Joe heard something in there that he was willing to fight for so we ended up cutting it and it was a great big song.”

When The Sun Goes Down — “Man that was a fun record to make. Kenny cut it and it was great but he wanted to do something a little different with it. He had met Unckle Kracker through his frienship with Kid Rock so Unckle Kracker flew in from Detroit and they made it a duet.”

Living In Fast Forward — “I was going through Leadership Music in 2005 and Rivers Ruthorford was in the same class that I was in. We were leaving one of those meetings and we were walking through the Warner brothers parking lot and Rivers said ‘Hey let me play you this thing David Lee Murphy and I are working on.’ Rivers got his guitar out of his pickup truck and propped one foot up on the tailgate and played me a verse and a chorus of “Living In Fast Forward”. And I said ‘I love it, finish it’. They finished it the next day, brought it over and Kenny loved it.”

Summertime — “That’s one that Craig Wiseman and Steve McEwan wrote and there was a line in it about being down at the ‘tasty freeze’ or ‘Dairy Dip’ or something that Kenny didn’t like. And when Craig finishes a song he’s done. He’ll change them for you but he WILL argue his point before he does. (laughs) It’s still a big crowd pleaser.”

Down The Road — “That’s a Mac McAnally song and Kenny is a huge Mac McAnally fan, I mean everybody is, but Kenny knows all of his songs. Mac played everthing on that song except the percussion.”

The Boys of Fall – The first time the guys from Sony Tree played me that song I passed on it. That’s one thing that makes this whole thing with Kenny work. We both love songs. And if one of us is having a bad day and doesn’t hear it, it’s highly unlikley that it’s going to get past the filter of both of us. It’s kind of the running joke now that I passed on it.”

Read the full interview here.

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ACM Awards Tonight!

posted April 3rd, 2011 at 2:29 am

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by Josh Martn

The 46th annual ACM Awards air tonight and Kenny Chesney is up for five awards:

Album of the Year

  • ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ – Kenny Chesney
  • ‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
  • ‘The Guitar Song’ – Jamey Johnson
  • ‘Speak Now’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Up on the Ridge’ – Dierks Bentley
  • ‘You Get What You Give’ – Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year

  • ‘A Little More Country Than That’ – Easton Corbin
  • ‘As She’s Walking Away’ – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
  • ‘If I Die Young’ – The Band Perry
  • ‘Love Like Crazy’ – Lee Brice
  • ‘The Boys of Fall’ – Kenny Chesney
  • ‘The House That Built Me’ – Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year

  • ‘Hillbilly Bone’ – Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins
  • ‘Only Prettier’ – Miranda Lambert
  • ‘Stuck Like Glue’ – Sugarland
  • ‘The Boys of Fall’ – Kenny Chesney
  • ‘The House That Built Me’ – Miranda Lambert

For the first two categories, Kenny was nominated as both the artist and a producer, bringing his total nominations to five.

The nominees for Entertainer of the Year this year are:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Taylor Swift
  • Keith Urban

See the full list of nominees here.

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas tonight at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

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