Congratulations to Kenny Chesney for scoring his 24th number one song with “Come Over.”
“Come Over,” one of the biggest songs of Kenny Chesney’s career has topped the Country Singles Charts in only 11 weeks. Recently cited as “One of this summer’s hottest songs” by NPR Morning Edition, “Come Over,” is Chesney’s 24th career #1 single and was certified Gold last week for digital sales in excess of 500,000.
Kenny Chesney will join Farm Aid at its annual benefit concert at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, the organization announced today.
“Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, family farmers were a big part of our community,” said Chesney, who is from Luttrell, Tenn. “I am proud to play on the Farm Aid stage again, especially in Central Pennsylvania, where agriculture is at the heart of the community.”
He joins the star-studded Farm Aid 2012 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, performing with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
“Kenny Chesney is a true friend to America’s family farmers and we are proud to have him back on the Farm Aid stage this year,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “The Farm Aid concert is possible thanks to the generosity of the artists, who donate their time and their performances to raise awareness about the family farmers who grow good food for all of us.”
Tickets for Farm Aid 2012 are available at www.livenation.com , www.ticketmaster.com , Ticketmaster outlets, GIANT Center Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35.75 to $99.75. For venue information, visit www.hersheyparkstadium.com .
Kenny Chesney recently earned a couple more RIAA certifications for singles:
Kenny Chesney has earned new certifications from the RIAA for his current single, “Come Over,” as well as “Don’t Blink,” a No. 1 hit from five years ago. “Come Over” has been certified gold for reaching 500,000 digital downloads. Meanwhile, “Don’t Blink” earned platinum status for 1 million downloads. Released in 2007, it is now Chesney’s fourth platinum single, following “You and Tequila,” “Summertime” and “Somewhere With You.”
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour is tops in the country, according to Pollstar:
After just six weeks, Brothers of the Sun has become the highest-grossing tour of the summer so far, according to Pollstar magazine. Chesney and McGraw have been raking in roughly $4,272,326 each night since its launch on June 2 in Tampa, Fla. The numbers are based on the average box office gross per city. The poll also shows the average best-selling ticket for those shows is in the $89.90 price range.
The numbers for the Brother of the Sun tour are almost double of what artists such as Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters ($2,086,906) and Coldplay ($1,969,465) have been making on their current treks. Their tours come in behind Brothers of the Sun at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
Rounding out the rest of the Top 5 on the list are the Dave Matthews Band ($1,354,667) and Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal’ ($1,300,503).
Today the Craven Country Jamboree, which takes places just outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, announced that Kenny Chesney will headline the festival in 2013.
The Craven Country Jamboree is pleased to continue to bring the biggest stars that country music has to offer. Of course, 2013 is no different.
Festival organizers are extremely proud to announce that country music superstar Kenny Chesney will return to the Craven Big Valley in just 12 short months from now.
After 15 multi-platinum albums, 30 top-ten singles and every major award that the country music industry has to offer, 2013 looks to continue a tradition of excellence for Chesney and his band.
Following the breakaway success of his 2012 album, Welcome To The Fishbowl, and the hit singles “Feel Like A Rockstar” (with Tim McGraw), “Come Over” and “You And Tequila” (featuring Grace Potter), the Luttrell, Tenn. native is as vital and urgent as ever.
A very limited number of early bird tickets are available to the Craven Country Jamboree faithful for the ridiculously low price of only $139 starting on Tuesday July 17. Purchase tickets at www.cravencountryjamboree.com
Many more world class artists will be announced in the months to come, but it’s already looking like the 2013 line-up will be the greatest Craven Country Jamboree ever. See you there!
Visit their official site for more info: www.cravencountryjamboree.com
(hat tip Mike)
Kenny Chesney is making a west coast swing this week. He presented at the ESPY awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles and he’ll stay in SoCal for an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight.
Chesney will perform his latest single, “Come Over.”
The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 pm ET on NBC. Chesney will be on towards the end of the show. The other scheduled guests are actor Dennis Leary and actress Olivia Munn.
Kenny Chesney will once again be a presenter at the ESPY awards tonight on ESPN (he presented in 2010).
Other presenters include Jessica Biel (“Total Recall”), Jordana Brewster (“Dallas”), Kenny Chesney, Cody Horn (“Magic Mike”), Jimmie Johnson, Joel McHale (“Community”), Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom”), Danica Patrick, Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”), and Shaun White.
Athletes scheduled to attend include: Carlos Bocanegra, Victor Cruz, Brittney Griner, Robert Griffin III, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Johnson, Tony La Russa, Jeremy Lin, Lisa Leslie, Evan Longoria, Eli Manning, Mario Manningham, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Justin Tuck, Lindsey Vonn, Brian Wilson, Vince Young and others.
Watch the sports award show on ESPN tonight at 9 pm ET.