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“Feel Like a Rock Star” Roars onto the Charts

posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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by Josh Martn

We reported last week that Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s “Feel Like a Rock Star” was headed for a historic debut, and with the release of this week’s chart we see just how high the duet rocketed:

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, as “Feel Like a Rock Star” debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on 126 of the chart’s 131 reporting stations, generating an audience of 22 million, according to Nielsen BDS.

The start marks the second-highest since BDS-monitored data began powering the chart the week of Jan. 20, 1990. Over that 22-year span, here is a look at the list’s highest entrances. Notably, Chesney boasts three of the select nine top 20 arrivals (as does Garth Brooks):

No. 1, “More Than a Memory,” Garth Brooks, Sept. 15, 2007
No. 13, “Feel Like a Rock Star,” Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, April 21, 2012
No. 16, “Don’t Blink,” Kenny Chesney, Sept. 8, 2007
No. 17, “The Boys of Fall,” Kenny Chesney, July 31, 2010
No. 17, “Once in a Lifetime,” Keith Urban, Sept. 2, 2006
No. 18, “Good Ride Cowboy,” Garth Brooks, Oct. 22, 2005
No. 19, “I Saw God Today,” George Strait, Feb. 23, 2008
No. 19, “The Thunder Rolls,” Garth Brooks, May 18, 1991
No. 20, “So Small,” Carrie Underwood, Aug. 18, 2007

“Rock Star” additionally arrives as the highest-bowing duet between two co-lead artists in the chart’s BDS-era history, besting the No. 31 starts of Brad Paisley and Urban’s “Start a Band” the week of Sept. 27, 2008, and Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (June 21, 2003). Both songs eventually reached No. 1, while the latter track went on to spend eight weeks at the summit, a reign that tied the song with Lonestar’s “Amazed” (1999) for the chart’s longest command since 1966.

You can get the single now at iTunes and also pre-order the new album Welcome to the Fishbowl.


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Watch Kenny Perform with Lionel Richie

posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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by Josh Martn

The day after the ACM Awards, Kenny Chesney joined several other artists for a taping of ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends. Kenny and Lionel did “My Love” together, the track that they duet on Lionel’s new album Tuskegee.

Watch a clip below of their performance.

The concert special will air on Friday, April 13, 2012 on CBS at 9 p.m.




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Watch Chesney and McGraw’s Ellen Appearance

posted April 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show where they performed their new song “Feel Like a Rock Star.”

Watch:

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“Feel Like a Rock Star” Headed for Historic Chart Debut

posted April 3rd, 2012 at 8:07 pm

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by Josh Martn

After only two days on country radio, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s “Feel Like a Rock Star” duet is already the most-played country song on radio.

“Rock Star” was serviced to country radio stations by Chesney’s label, BNA, during the ACM broadcast. After the first day of airplay (April 2) for next week’s Country Songs chart, the song already ranks at No. 1 with 979 plays and an audience of 7.9 million, according to Nielsen BDS. (Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You” ranks second after a day of building airplay with 5.5 million audience impressions.)

The lofty launch of “Rock Star” is almost unprecedented in the 22-year BDS-monitored history of Country Songs, considering the format’s conservatism regarding out-of-the-box new music. All but three songs in the current chart’s top 25 boast double-digit chart weeks, with 10 each more than 20 weeks old.

Should “Rock Star” maintain its post-ACM momentum, it could challenge for just the second No. 1 bow since Country Songs adopted BDS data the week of Jan. 20, 1990. Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory” soared in at No. 1 the week of Sept. 15, 2007.

Perhaps in Chesney’s favor, he has two of the five highest debuts in the chart’s BDS-based archives. “Don’t Blink” opened at No. 16 the week of Sept. 8, 2007, and “The Boys of Fall” started at No. 17 the week of July 31, 2010. (Keith Urban’s “Once in a Lifetime” also entered at No. 17 on the Sept. 2, 2006, chart.)

A BNA promotion executive tells Billboard that initial excitement following the ACMs could wane but that the label still expects a “top five or top 10 debut” when the next Country Songs chart is unveiled next Monday (April 9).

You can get the single now at iTunes and also pre-order the new album Welcome to the Fishbowl.


Tagged in Albums, Radio, Singles



Oakland Date Added to Brothers of the Sun Tour

posted April 3rd, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw have added a Bay area show to the Brothers of the Sun Tour. They’ll perform at the O.co Coliseum, home of the Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics on Sunday, July 15th.

Jake Owen and Grace Potter will also both perform, as they will at the other dates.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 14th at 10am through TicketMaster.

For information on how purchase tickets before they go on sale, follow the Coliseum on Twitter @OdotCoColiseum or “Like” them on Facebook.com/OracleArenaO.coColiseum.


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Watch Chesney and McGraw’s ACM Performance

posted April 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw debuted their new song “Feel Like a Rock Star” on Sunday night at the ACM’s and you can watch it again below:




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Download Kenny’s New Single “Feel Like a Rock Star”

posted April 1st, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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by Josh Martn

Just a few minutes after the song was debuted live on the ACM Awards, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s new single “Feel Like a Rock Star” was made available for download.

Click here to get it at iTunes

The full album is also now available for pre-order at iTunes for $11.99

Here’s a look at the full track listing:

  1. Come Over
  2. Feel Like A Rock Star (Duet With Tim McGraw)
  3. Sing ‘Em Good My Friend
  4. Welcome to the Fishbowl
  5. I’m a Small Town
  6. El Cerrito Place
  7. Makes Me Wonder
  8. While He Still Knows Who I Am
  9. Time Flies
  10. To Get to You (55th and 3rd)
  11. Always Gonna Be You
  12. You and Tequila (Live With Grace Potter)

The new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, will be released June 19th.


Tagged in Albums, Downloads, Singles



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