Chesney Joins Taylor Swift at Her Nashville Show

posted September 17th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

by Josh Martn

Taylor Swift performed at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night and Kenny Chesney was one of several special guests to join Taylor on stage.

Kenny and Taylor sang “Big Star” together. Also joining Taylor at other times during the show were Tim McGraw and Andy Grammer.

Watch a clip of Kenny and Taylor here.

(photo: @kirstenstucki)

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“Rise Up” Single Now Available

posted September 13th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

by Josh Martn

A new single from Kenny Chesney is available for download now from iTunes and AmazonMP3. “Rise Up” is the theme song to a new ESPN series that premiers Tuesday night.

Download at iTunes now for $1.29.

The single is also available at AmazonMP3 for $1.29.

Watch a clip from ESPN Rise Up here.

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Kenny Surprises Ryman at Grace Potter Show

posted September 12th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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by Josh Martn

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Monday evening and Kenny Chesney made a surprise appearance to join Grace on “You and Tequila.”

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George Jones Praises Kenny Chesney

posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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by Josh Martn

In an 80th birthday interview with Taste of Country, George Jones offers high praise for Kenny Chesney:

On the reunion tour with Tammy Wynette, Kenny Chesney opened up the show. Kenny has come a long way since then, and it appears the two of you still work together, as his latest album features you on the track ‘Small Y’all.’ How did your friendship with Kenny begin, and why is he one of your favorite modern singers in country music?

I love Kenny, and he has remained as close as a son to me. My stepdaughter with Nancy worked for Morris Management, who manages Kenny. Kenny was just starting out and we all agreed to bring him along on the tour. He took his first private plane trip with me and he was just thrilled. In fact, he wore overalls that day and gave them to me. I have them framed down in my memorabilia basement! Through the years, Kenny always stayed in touch and, as he became such a big star, he never forgot me. We do little surprises for each other. Just a couple of months ago, I surprised him on tour and walked out onstage singing to him. He just about fell over. He was so happy and emotional. He knows I don’t normally show up at other people’s shows, and it was a wonderful moment between us. We had dinner back in Nashville a couple of nights later. Kenny is a good, good man and I think of him as a son — and he calls me “Dad.” I am so proud of all that he’s accomplished, and he has stayed the same down to earth humble guy that he’s always been.

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Demand Kenny Win Best Tour of the Year

posted September 12th, 2011 at 2:08 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney is up for the Eventful 2011 Fans’ Choice Award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.

To vote for Kenny, click here and then under Kenny Chesney click “Demand it!”

The artist with the most Demanders will win the Eventful 2011 Fans’ Choice Award for Best Tour of the Year!

The competition ends November 7th and the conference and awards ceremony will take place on the 9th and 10th.

Vote for Kenny now!

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Kenny Chesney Recalls Where He Was on 9/11

posted September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 am

by Josh Martn

With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 today, has recollections from several country artists on what they were doing and what they were thinking on that day:

We played a fair in Pennsylvania on Sept. 10, and we were supposed to have driven from Pennsylvania into New York City that night and start shooting my video that morning, basically a block away from the World Trade Center the morning all this happened. But we canceled the video a couple of weeks before then, and I’d forgotten all about it. And I woke up that morning, I was on the bus. I think we were traveling through Virginia, and I went up to the front of the bus and turned the TV on to CNN and saw what had happened. It didn’t hit me at first. I was laying on the couch, just watching this and couldn’t believe what I was seeing, and I thought, “Oh, my God.” I said, “We’re supposed to be there.” And it was a weird feeling. You know, I’ve always believed in guardian angels, but it really makes you believe that there’s something up there. I’m glad we weren’t there. I mean, I feel for everybody that was there. I think we’ve all been changed forever by it. — Kenny Chesney

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Watch Chesney’s Today Show Performance

posted September 9th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney appeared on the Today Show Friday morning and performed “The Boys of Fall” to celebrate kickoff of the NFL season. Watch below:

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