“El Cerrito Place” To Be Next Single Released

posted August 30th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

by Josh Martn

Fresh off his 24th number one single, “Come Over,” Kenny Chesney is poised to release his next song from Welcome to the Fishbowl in a couple weeks.

Beginning the week of September 10th, “El Cerrito Place” will hit the radio waves.

What do you think about the choice for Kenny’s next single? Do you think it will earn Kenny his 25th number one?

(Hat tip Steve)

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Brothers of the Sun Tour Ends in Boston

posted August 25th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

by Josh Martn

The 2012 Brothers of the Sun Tour came to an end Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw brought the house down one final night:

“This is always a bittersweet night, everybody,” Kenny said, when he took the stage tonight for our final show of the 2012 Brothers of the Sun tour. It had been a perfect, breezy New England afternoon, with the sun glistening off the pretty people in the parking lots, heating up the asphalt and making those Corona Lights go down just a little easier. But all day, we knew every moment was our last this year: The last time we open doors, the last time Jake Owen sings “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” the last time Grace Potter and her Nocturnals do their insane drum breakdown, the last time Tim McGraw hits that goosebump-inducing key change in “Live Like You Were Dying,” and the last time that Kenny would emerge from the middle of a football stadium as the opening chords of “Beer In Mexico” rang into a perfect summer night. Not gonna lie: It got a little emotional out here.

Read the full show review over at

You can see the set list here, which included the first ever live performance of El Cerrito Place, plus a few other special songs just for Boston.

Did you attend a BOTS show this summer? Share your experience in the comments.

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“Come Over” Writers Honored in Nashville

posted August 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 pm

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by Josh Martn

The three songwriters that penned Kenny Chesney’s latest chart-topping single “Come Over” were honored in Nashville on Tuesday night:

Good-timers gathered in droves Tuesday (Aug. 21) at the Country Music Association building in Nashville to toast Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Sam Hunt, the co-composers of Kenny Chesney’s latest chart topper, “Come Over.”

“Come Over,” Beuschel told the throng, was Osborne’s and Hunt’s first No. 1 single, McAnally’s third and Chesney’s 22nd as an artist.

Although Chesney was in town, other duties kept him from attending the festivities. However, his longtime producer, Buddy Cannon, was on hand to hear the applause.

“Come Over” — which one publisher recalled was written Oct. 17, 2011 — recently stayed at the top of Billboard’s country song chart for two weeks in a row.

CMA’s Brandi Simms presented each of the songwriters a medallion on a ribbon for his achievement. “It’s kind of like the Olympics,” she said.

All three writers seemed genuinely moved by the outpourings of praise.

Hunt, who moved to Nashville in 2008, said he didn’t even know one could make a living as a songwriter when he first arrived.

“I’ve been extremely blessed,” said Osborne, “not just this day but my whole life.” When he thanked his wife, he began to cry.

“We lost my father-in-law about four and a-half years ago,” he said, “and I write songs on his guitar every day.”

He praised his “Come Over” co-writers.

“I honestly believe in my heart — and I’ve been in this town 14 years — that Sam Hunt is a big part in the future of Nashville,” he said. “Shane changed my life. … [He’s] one of the best co-writers I’ve ever written with.”

But Osborne reserved his highest compliment for Chesney, saying, “Nothing in my life compares with hearing Kenny’s voice on something I’d written.”

“This was all I ever wanted to do,” McAnally told his well-wishers, “and the fact that you all embraced me today is a dream.”

At that point, he, too, started to cry. But he recovered quickly. Turning to face Hunt, he said, “If I didn’t love you so much, I’d probably hate you. … You’re just scratching the surface [of what you can achieve].”

Read the full article at

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Chesney and McGraw Break NYC Area Record

posted August 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw set a new record when they played MetLife Stadium last night in New Jersey:

Last night’s sold-out “Brothers of the Sun” show, with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium has set the record as the largest-ticketed country event in NYC/N.J. history, with 56,285 tickets sold.

According to an Aug. 12 correspondence from Chesney’s PR camp, the Aug. 11, 2012, concert broke the record Chesney set nearly a year ago to the day with his sold-out “Goin’ Coastal” show on Aug. 13, 2011.

“The excitement and buzz for this show was through the roof since the day it was announced,” said Interim MetLife Stadium President Ron VanDeVeen. “We couldn’t imagine how last year’s ‘Goin’ Coastal’ show could be topped, but this truly was the biggest country show we’ve ever seen.”

Chesney conveyed his gratitude to the history-making crowd throughout the show, saying how much he had missed the Big Apple’s music fans.

“I want to thank you for having us back, and thank you for letting us be a part of your summer,” Chesney told the crowd. “After tonight we only have four shows left, and we’re gonna take this night with us all winter.”

In the big picture, not only is the “Brothers of the Sun Tour” the biggest-grossing tour of 2012, according to Pollstar, but last week it broke the million ticket mark and also marked the ninth time in a decade that Chesney’s touring has resulted in ticket sales of 1 million-plus.

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“Come Over” Stays at #1 Again This Week

posted August 8th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

by Josh Martn

The latest single from Kenny Chesney is spending its second week at the top of the Billboard Top Country Songs Chart. “Come Over” is Chesney’s 24th number one.

Behind Chesney on the chart is Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes” at number two, followed by Gloriana’s “Kissed You Good Night.” Blake Shelton is at number 4 with “Over” and Little Big Town rounds out the top five with “Pontoon.”

Tagged in Charts, Singles

Chesney Sells 1 Million Tickets for 9th Straight Tour

posted August 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour has hit one million tickets sold, according to Country Standard Time:

The announcement comes after Pollstar declared the tour the highest-grossing of 2012 thus far, more than doubling the grosses of Roger Waters and Coldplay.

“I’m so grateful to all of the fans that have made this tour such an amazing success and a nonstop party night after night,” Chesney said. “Being out on the road with Tim has been incredible and we still have a lot of songs left to sing this summer.”

This is the ninth consecutive tour that Chesney has reached the million-tickets milestone, following last year’s Goin’ Coastal Tour.

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