What is Kenny Chesney’s Favorite App?

posted March 29th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

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by Josh Martn

USA Today has a random bit of Kenny Chesney information for ya: his favorite app.

No surprise a musician like country star Kenny Chesney would consider the near-magical music-identifying app Shazam as his favorite.

“It still blows my mind how they do this,” Chesney says with a laugh. “If you’re in a car and you hear a song on the radio, you can hit a button on the phone and scan the song and it will come back and tell you the name, the artist, what record it’s on. I’ve got it on my iPad and my phone.”

Shazam is kind of an ancient app (2002), from the pre-Apple App Store days. It works through a mobile device’s microphone to take a song sample and create an acoustic fingerprint that it compares to its huge database of musical fingerprints, now topping 11 million songs. If it finds a match, it will tell you who sang that catchy tune you just heard on your car radio.

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