Earlier today Kenny Chesney unveiled the cover for his upcoming album: Life On A Rock.
By now you know, we’re coming…
for another summer, another round of remembering what music means, being together and making memories…
Me & the guys are so ready!
I love that you’re loving “Pirate Flag” as much as I did when I heard it. Pretty much says it all about a whole lot of life, right?
Life. You’ve shared so much of yours with me and my music, and I can’t wait to get the next record out to you. It’s snapshots of places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and moments I wish I could bottle up. Kind of like the album cover… literally, pictures from my life.
It’s called Life On A Rock. It looks at where I’ve been, what I’ve learned and hopefully how we grow. I can’t share the music for a bit, but here’s the cover. It’s a lot like this record actually sounds!
Until we find you on the road, or in your car, or on the beach
Be As You Are,
You can pre-order the album now at Amazon.com. It will be release on April 30th.
Nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday with Eric Church leading the pack at seven nominations. Newcomer Hunter Hayes picked up six nominations and Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each notched five.
Kenny Chesney earned one nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Feel Like a Rock Star” with Tim McGraw.
Kenny Chesney was one of the many artists on hand Friday night to honor Bruce Springsteen as the MusicCares Person of the Year.
“This is the Italian wedding Patti [Scialfa] and I never had,” Bruce Springsteen joked in a charming, self-deprecating and passionate speech as he accepted the MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year honors last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Springsteen’s presence indicates the level of prestige held by the MusiCares award, which celebrates a performer’s extraordinary artistic achievements and philanthropic efforts. (Previous honorees have included the likes of Paul McCartney and Bono.) A key event during Grammy week, the annual Music Awards black-tie gala has become, since its inception in 1989, one of the premier music-industry gatherings for stars and suits alike. Indeed, Springsteen was clearly aware of the crowd’s baller status: “Dig in, one-percenters!” he goaded the more than 3,000 attendees during the auction, eventually netting a winning bid of $250,000 for the Telecaster package alone.
The event’s true draw, however, proved the elite talent assembled onstage to commemorate Springsteen’s legacy in what host Jon Stewart called “a 2 1/2 hour tribute to his music – for Bruce, that’s just tuning up.” The stage featured esteemed musicians from various generations of music history ranging through Springsteen’s repertoire, with frequently sublime results. The bill kicked off spectacularly with the Alabama Shakes’ loping, gritty take on “Adam Raised A Cain,” nearly surpassing the original’s raspy grandeur. Next up was Patti Smith, who gave the evening’s most cathartic moment with an intense performance of her smash Springsteen collaboration, “Because The Night.” Mumford & Sons’ turned “I’m On Fire” into an impressively stirring, banjo-driven Americana anthem, while Jackson Browne’s voice rang out like a liberty bell on a profoundly moving “American Skin (41 Shots).” Bruce himself was caught on camera mouthing “Beautiful!” during Emmylou Harris’ gossamer rendering of “Your Hometown”; Kenny Chesney, meanwhile, provided one of the night’s best, most unexpected performances with his heartbreaking acoustic adaptation of “One Step Up.” “Tougher Than The Rest” got a wonderfully tender new-country makeover via Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, while Sting proved surprisingly ebullient on a Gospel-driven “Lonesome Day.”
Watch Kenny on the red carpet talk about the song “One Step Up” and what it means to him:
Kenny was also interviewed at rehearsal for the event. Watch it here.
The video for Kenny Chesney’s latest single “Pirate Flag” made its debut this morning on The Boot.
Directed by Shaun Silva, the “Pirate Flag” video shows Kenny pulling what he humorously likens to a “Ferris Bueller” move. Leaving work behind, he’s having a blast in the Caribbean — swimming, sail-boarding, and rocking out on the beach. The singer’s beloved old blue chair even makes a cameo appearance … in a bit of an unexpected place!
The multi-platinum-selling musician’s co-stars in the clip are some of the most beautiful video vixens in country music — and aren’t just pretty faces hired by casting agents. These “long-legged models” are actually the singer’s friends. “Those are girls I know from the island who did the very thing this song is about,” Kenny explains, “and that freedom from what’s expected just makes them shine.”
In a recent radio interview, Brad Paisley joked about Kenny’s rum-drinking, island hopping:
The deejay had eighth grader Kayla Jayne, who was shadowing him, ask the superstar some off-the-wall questions, like, “Do you think Kenny Chesney has spent way too much time on an island drinking rum?”
“I do,” Brad joked, not missing a beat. “I think that he needs to become a productive member of society and quit embezzling all his money into a Cayman island account and going down there and spending money illegally in the British territories. I’m just surprised no one has called him out in the middle of one of our campaigns as somebody who has a lot of offshore accounts.”
Paisley also joked in the interview that Carrie Underwood “hates children.”
You can also pre-order the album Life On A Rock at Amazon. It hits stores on April 30th.
Kenny has been very pleased with the response to “Pirate Flag.” “We were watching the fans blog and post and tweet about it,” Chesney marvels, “and they may like ‘Pirate Flag’ even more than I do. And that’s saying something, cause when I heard it, I knew this was the kind of song the No Shoes Nation can rally around.”