Kenny Chesney was in Dallas today to announce that he’d be the half-time performer for the Cowboys Thanksgiving day (Nov. 22) game, which serves as the kickoff for the Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign.
Executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson and Major George Hood from The Salvation Army introduced Chesney, who joins a long list of celebrities and performers who’ve participated in the Red Kettle Campaign, including Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, the Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson, benefiting millions of people most in need.
“It’s an honor to be here at Cowboys Stadium again and to be a part of Thanksgiving Day,” Chesney said. “It’s been an incredible tradition that I’m really honored to be a part of. I just want to thank Charlotte and her dad and everybody for having me here.”
Chesney said his goal will be to keep the halftime performance upbeat, and he doesn’t expect the audience to be much different than he’s accustomed to.
“I don’t think we’re going to come here on Thanksgiving Day and play a bunch of slow songs,” Chesney said. “It’s going to be a fun eight minutes or whatever it is we’ve got on stage. I do realize it’s a very diverse audience that will be watching, but I think that definitely defines the audience we play in front of every summer, every show. We have a very smart, very eclectic audience out there.”
It’s been rumored that Eric Church will join Kenny Chesney on tour next year, and now the Boston Globe is getting in on it:
Not to be outdone, we’re told Gillette will soon announce dates for Kenny Chesney (with Eric Church) shows at the stadium, as well a possible Taylor Swift tour stop at the 53,000-seat venue in Foxborough.
We’ll bring you details when we get them!
(hat tip @Sandmanxw)
Kenny Chesney is headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for “Sammy’s Birthday Bash,” celebrating rock star Sammy Hagar’s 65th birthday.
For over 20 years, Hagar has been inviting celebrity friends to perform at the Cabo Wabo Cantina for the celebration. Chesney first performed at the bash in 2004 where he set a record performance time of 3 hours and 40 minutes.
The event is currently in full swing and kicked off this past Sunday (10/7) with performances from other artists taking place all week long. Kenny’s set is scheduled for this Friday (10/12).
A limited amount of 500 tickets for the CHESNEY concert went on sale to the general public Today (10/10) at redrocker.inticketing.com/private (password:CABOKC).
The American Country Awards (ACA) announced nominations this morning and Kenny Chesney landed five nominations:
Male Artist of the Year
- Jason Aldean
- Luke Bryan
- Kenny Chesney
- Eric Church
- Toby Keith
Male Single of the Year
- Jason Aldean, “Tattoos On This Town”
- Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”
- Kenny Chesney, “Reality”
- Eric Church, “Drink In My Hand”
- Chris Young, “You”
Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
- Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh, “New To This Town”
- Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rock Star”
- Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me”
- Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield, “Easy”
- Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Knee Deep”
Touring Artist of the Year
- Kenny Chesney
- Lady Antebellum
- Miranda Lambert
- Tim McGraw
- Brad Paisley
- Eric Church
- Toby Keith
- Rascal Flatts
- Taylor Swift
- Zac Brown Band
- Jason Aldean
Song of the Year
- Trace Adkins, “Just Fishin’” (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill)
- Jason Aldean, “Fly Over States,” (Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher)
- Jason Aldean, “Tattoos On This Town” (Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher)
- Lee Brice, “A Woman Like You” (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone)
- Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, “You And Tequila” (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)
- Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin’” (Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)
- Eli Young Band, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)
- Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup” (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
- Eric Church, “Springsteen” (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)
- Tim McGraw, “Better Than I Used to Be” (Ashley Gorley& Bryan Simpson)
The third annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Luke Bryan leads the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees with seven nominations; Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band each earned six nods; and Eric Church and Taylor Swift garnered five nominations.
Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International.
It was announced this morning that Kenny Chesney will perform at next month’s CMA Awards:
Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and the Band Perry have joined the roster of performers at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1.
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band.
Paisley and Underwood will host the event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which ABC will broadcast live.
Kenny Chesney is nominated for three awards: Entertainer of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, and Music Video of the Year.