George Jones Surprises Kenny at Lexington Show

posted May 15th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney took the Goin’ Coastal Tour to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday night for a show at Rupp Arena, playing for nearly 15,000 fans. And those fans were in for a special treat when a country music legend made a surprise appearance…

So how do you surprise a crowd when it’s been given everything it wanted and expected? Easy. You surprise the host.

And how does one accomplish that? Like this: at the program’s half-way point, marked by the folkish, anthemic 2004 ballad Anything But Mine, out walked George Jones. The George Jones. There was no reason, no occasion. There was nothing to plug. It was simply a cameo by a certified legend that no one – least of all, Chesney – saw coming.

Joking that he has entertained most of the parents of the audience on hand at Rupp, Jones launched into an impromptu version of I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair with Chesney’s band cautiously following him. He then left as unassumingly as he entered before Chesney called him back to sing Jones’ heartbreak classic He Stopped Loving Her Today.

(hat tip Rosi)

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Video from Grammy Museum

posted May 13th, 2011 at 10:40 am

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by Josh Martn

On April 28th, the Grammy Museum hosted Kenny Chesney for a unique and intimate look at his life and career.

On the Grammy Museum’s website, you can watch a clip of Kenny performing his latest single “You and Tequila” solo with just his guitar.

Watch now!

(hat tip dannyspl)

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Chesney Donating Proceeds of Tuscaloosa Show to Tornado Relief

posted May 12th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

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by Josh Martn

On May 25th, Kenny Chesney brings the Goin’ Coastal Tour to tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa, and it was announced today that all proceeds from the show will benefit relief efforts:

Chesney, along with his management and booking agents, are donating all of their fees to the tornado-ravaged town that is home to the University of Alabama.

The massive storm system that swept through the South two weeks ago killed more than 300 people in seven states. At least 41 were in Tuscaloosa. The April 27 tornado outbreak destroyed entire neighborhoods and left the city struggling to recover.

Chesney considered postponing the concert, but the mayor convinced him that the show would be a positive step forward for the community.

The funds will go to and will be funneled to local charities and social services.

Country Standard Time has more:

According to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, “Thanks to the resilience and compassion of our community, the city of Tuscaloosa is in the process of healing. On this road to recovery, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater plans to host Kenny Chesney on May 25 as scheduled. As we respond to one of the worst natural disasters in our state’s history, we refuse to let April 27 define our future, and hosting Kenny Chesney is another step forward to a new tomorrow. On behalf of the city of Tuscaloosa, I want to thank Kenny and his team for their generosity and compassion. It is the kindness of others that will carry us through as we rebuild Tuscaloosa.”

Chesney, whose 2011 ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour marks his return to the US stage after taking last year off, considered postponing the date, but was convinced by Maddox that the concert would be tremendously positive to the community, both emotionally and as a fundraising boon.

“When we first heard about this tragedy, we were stunned, as we have so many fans in the area and have enjoyed every visit that we’ve made there over the years,” Chesney said. “But Mayor Maddox convinced us that this is a great opportunity to bring the people of Tuscaloosa together in a positive way, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help them in this way.”

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Chesney to Perform for Today Show Summer Concert Series

posted May 6th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

by Josh Martn

NBC’s Today Show will once again host their Summer Concert Series and Kenny Chesney is one of the performers.

The shows, held each Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day in Rockefeller Plaza, feature some of the biggest artists of all genres. The series will kick off on May 27 with R&B star Rihanna. Kenny will take the stage on June 17, Blake will perform on July 8, and the Zac Brown Band will head to the Big Apple on August 12.

Other artists scheduled to appear include New Kids on the Block with the Backstreet Boys, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Journey and Lenny Kravitz. The entire summer schedule can be found here.

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Win a Trip to NYC to See Kenny Chesney!

posted May 3rd, 2011 at 8:57 am

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by Josh Martn

Fiji Water is giving away a trip to see Kenny Chesney in New York City!

Grand Prize includes two tickets to the August 13th concert at the New Jersey Meadowlands, plus two nights at the Hudson Hotel in New York City, a three course dinner for two at Pier 9 and Fiji Water delivery for a year!

1st and 2nd prize winners will receive two tickets to Kenny’s Foxboro, Mass. concert.

To enter, first Like the Fiji Water page on Facebook and then fill out the form.

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