“Reality” to be Next Single from Hemingway’s Whiskey

posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

by Josh Martn

After slowing things down with “You and Tequila,” Kenny Chesney will power it up again with the release of his next single – “Reality”.

The single, written by Chesney and Brett James, should hit country radio next week. Meanwhile, “You and Tequila” sits at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart.

What do you think of this choice for the next single?

Tagged in Downloads, Singles

Chesney Performs at iHeartRadio Festival

posted September 25th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

by Josh Martn

On Saturday night Kenny Chesney joined some of the biggest names in music at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Chesney performed towards the end of the night, followed only by Lady Gaga. Rascal Flatts, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and others performed before Kenny.

View more photos here.

Watch a clip below from last night’s show.Skip to 4:45 for Kenny:

Tagged in Photos, Show Reviews

Free Streaming of iHeartRadio Festival This Weekend

posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:08 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will perform in Las Vegas Saturday as part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival and you’ll be able to stream the show for free:

The two-day festival will also feature the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay and Lady Gaga, among many others. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the festival will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will stream live online and via mobile devices at Underwood and Clarkson will appear on Sept. 23, while Chesney and Rascal Flatts will perform on Sept. 24.

A couple weeks ago Kenny previewed the festival:

Get more info at

Tagged in Radio, Tour

Chesney Earns Gold and Platinum Certifications

posted September 22nd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

by Josh Martn

Congratulations to Kenny Chesney as his latest album Hemingway’s Whiskey has been certified platinum by the RIAA:

Kenny Chesney’s latest album, Hemingway’s Whiskey, has been certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 1 million copies. The project is his 10th platinum album.

In addition, his duet with Grace Potter, “You and Tequila,” has been certified as a gold single for 500,000 digital downloads. The duet is the fourth single from Hemingway’s Whiskey, following “The Boys of Fall,” “Somewhere With You” and “Live a Little.”

Tagged in Albums, Awards

Forbes List of Highest Paid Country Stars

posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:37 am

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by Josh Martn

Forbes is out with their annual list of the top-earning country musicians and Kenny Chesney is once again on the list, coming in at #6 with $30 million:

Last year’s top earner took it easy this year, with only 24 dates in a twelve-month span from 2010 to 2011. Still, Chesney’s concerts gross an average of $1.6 million every night, landing him solidly among the highest-paid country stars. His latest album, Hemingway’s Whiskey, spawned three No. 1 singles and was certified platinum in August of 2011. A radio standby, Chesney raked in an estimated $7.5 million in royalties in 2010.

Chesney topped the list in 2010 and 2009.

Here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Toby Keith – $50 mil
  2. Taylor Swift – $45 mil
  3. Brad Paisley – $40 mil
  4. Tim McGraw – $35 mil
  5. Rascal Flatts – $34 mil
  6. Kenny Chesney – $30 mil
  7. George Strait – $24 mil
  8. Alan Jackson – $22 mil
  9. Carrie Underwood – $20 mil
  10. Sugarland – $18 mil

Tagged in In The News

Could Kenny’s Next Album Come in 2012?

posted September 19th, 2011 at 11:06 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney is co-hosting Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton this weekend and Lon asked him about his 2012 plans:

Lon’s next question: I hear you have something blockbuster planned for 2012? “You may be right! I may be crazy.”

Will you have a new album in 2012? “Not sure. Depends on this fall, and how far we get. There’s gonna be an album at some point. I’ve got a few songs I really love and fit me. For me, I gotta find songs that push me and push the audience, but still be true to who I am. That’s a fine line for me, and do something I haven’t done before. So I’ve got all that in mind when I do that.”

In the interview, Kenny also talks about a gift that Zac Brown gave him on the tour:

When we caught up with Kenny at the Meadowlands Stadium, he was holding on to a very unusual coffee mug, and he told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that it was a gift from Zac: “You see this glass right here? I don’t know what this is, but I think Zac made this thing. Zac can do everything. He’s a computer genius, great songwriter, great cook, I don’t think there’s anything Zac can’t do. We’ve had a blast with Zac and his band & crew. The moment they come on stage to do the encore, the fans love it. When the tour started, nobody knew “Knee Deep.” Now when we do Knee Deep and it’s incredible, people love that song, what a great record. I said to him ‘Thanks for doing Knee Deep, you made our show great!’ So we do that and a couple other things, and I respect Zac a lot.”

Tagged in Albums

More Video of Chesney and Taylor Swift

posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:25 am

by Josh Martn

Last night we posted a poor video of Kenny Chesney joining Taylor Swift on stage at her Nashville show.

Here’s a much better clip:

Tagged in Special Appearances, Videos


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