Kenny Chesney is comfortable in an arena, but he’s also comfortable stepping into the sports arena… and he’ll do just that on Tuesday afternoon when he joins his friend Kevin Millar on Intentional Talk live on MLB Network.
Intentional Talk is a baseball program hosted by Millar and Chris Rose that airs weekdays between 5 and 7 pm ET. They focus on hot topics and current events in baseball, with appearances from special guests in sports, entertainment and pop culture
Millar, former first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, tweeted the news Monday evening that Chesney would be his guest:
Lionel Richie has a new duets album coming out, and Kenny Chesney pairs up with the music legend on one of the tracks:
Richie fully expected Kenny Chesney to pick the good-timing ‘All Night Long’ to cover, so he was stunned when Kenny expressed his admiration for the ballad ‘My Love.’ Chesney’s adoration was so ardent, “he drunk dialed me at 2:00 AM and said he was going to sing the song to me,” Lionel recalls. He added that Kenny’s mom, who Kenny claimed had never attended one of his recording sessions before, dropped by to hear her baby sing with Lionel.
The album, titled Tuskegee, will be released in March. Pre-order now at Amazon.
Chesney will also duet with Richie at an ACM special the day after the ACM Awards are held. The program will be broadcast at a later date. Read more.
The Academy of Country Music wants you to help them announce the ACM nominees this year.
Co-host Reba McEntire explains:
Here are the rules:
SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: Post a video response to this video saying your favorite entertainer’s name. You must first give consent for the Academy to use your video by saying “I am submitting this video for the ACM digital press conference. And the nominees for the ACM Entertainer of the Year are…(insert name here)!!!” All videos must be submitted by Wednesday January 25th 5:00pm ET/ 2:00pm PT. If you are recording your video from a cell phone we ask that you shoot horizontally.
Join us on our Facebook (facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic) and Twitter (@ACMawards), Thursday January 26 at 9:30am ET/ 6:30am to see if you made the cut. Please speak clearly, and have FUN!
To post as video response: Log in, click on the text comment box below the video, and then “Create a video response.”
As you know, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will hit the road together this summer for the Brothers of the Sun Tour. When it was first rumored back in the fall, it was also rumored that Tim and Kenny might record a song together. Country Weekly has more:
It’s possible but not set in stone, Kenny told reporters Jan. 17 at the Grammy nominees party in Nashville. Kenny noted that he and Tim would like to cut a tune together, but added, “We haven’t found the song yet.”
With a joking smile, Kenny said, “We might do a bluegrass thing. We may do some version of [Kenny’s recent hit] ‘You and Tequila.’ No, really, I just don’t know yet.”
Some of the biggest stars in music were at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Tuesday in Nashville to celebrate their Grammy nominations for the 54th annual all-genre music awards show:
Kenny Chesney walked the red carpet into the party with Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, co-writers for his 2011 hit with Grace Potter “You and Tequila,” which is nominated for best country song and landed Chesney and Potter a nomination for best country duo/group performance.
“I had lived with Matraca’s demo of it for a while,” Chesney said. “I felt like it was a brilliantly written song they came up with. I was so proud to sing it and to have Grace sing it with me. Songs like that just don’t come around every day, they just don’t. I’m really excited I’m the guy that gets to sing that song for the rest of my life.”
“We are, too,” the writers chimed in.
See how Chesney and the others fare when the Grammy Awards air live from Los Angeles 7 p.m. Feb. 12 on CBS.
Broadcast Newsroom reports that Kenny Chesney has been on the Caribbean island St Barths recording new material:
Country music legend Kenny Chesney is recording and mixing new material at Ocean Way St. Barths, the recording studio at the famed Eden Rock resort in the heart of the Caribbean.
Chesney is working with producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon (Riba McEntire, George Jones, George Strait) on his first album since 2010’s hit “Hemingway’s Whiskey.”
Chesney’s road manager, Malchijah Bailey, remarked, “The time we spent mixing at the studio was great. Anytime you can work all day, walk out of the studio and be greeted by an amazing beach, makes you feel like it’s not work. The vibe was awesome, and kept us all in good musical spirits.”