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.
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 IHeartRadio.com. Underwood and Clarkson will appear on Sept. 23, while Chesney and Rascal Flatts will perform on Sept. 24.
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.”
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.
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.”