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‘Life on a Rock’ Is Chesney’s Seventh No. 1 Album

posted May 8th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney has landed his seventh number one album on the Billboard 200 with the release of Life On A Rock. The album sold 153,000 copies.

Among country acts with the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200, Chesney is second to only Garth Brooks. The latter notched eight leaders between 1991 and 2001.

Since 2004, all 10 of Chesney’s regular full-length albums have debuted in the top four on the Billboard 200. His latest follows 2012’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” which debuted and peaked at No. 2 off a 193,000 start. The new album’s debut week is his smallest sales bow for a studio set since 1999’s “Everywhere We Go” began with 30,000.

Chesney’s new album is one of only two debuts in the top 10 this week, as fellow country act Randy Rogers Band’s “Trouble” also enters at No. 9, with 26,000. It follows the group’s last album, 2010’s “Burning the Day,” which debuted and peaked at No. 8 with 29,000 in its first week.

Over on the Country Albums chart, Chesney and Rogers Band arrive at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively. It’s Chesney’s 12th No. 1 set on that tally.


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Chesney Nominated for Three CMT Music Awards

posted May 7th, 2013 at 6:42 am

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by Josh Martn

Nominations for the 2013 CMT Music Awards were announced on Monday and Kenny Chesney received three nods:

Video of the Year

  • Brad Paisley, “Southern Comfort Zone”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
  • Eric Church, “Springsteen”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
  • Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
  • Jason Aldean, “1994”
  • Kenny Chesney, “Come Over”
  • Little Big Town, “Tornado”
  • Luke Bryan, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  • Tim McGraw, “One of Those Nights”

Male Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
  • Eric Church, “Creepin”
  • Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
  • Jason Aldean, “Take a Little Ride”
  • Kenny Chesney, “Come Over”
  • Luke Bryan, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh, “Rocky Mountain Way”
  • Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know”
  • Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like a Rockstar”
  • Rascall Flatts and Journey, “Changed”
  • The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis, “Three Wooden Crosses”


Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Luke Bryan lead the pack with four nominations each.

The 2013 CMT Music Awards will be a live telecast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 5 (8 p.m. ET/PT, CMT/CMT.com). Jason Aldean and actress Kristen Bell will host.


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‘Life on a Rock’ Expected to Top Billboard 200

posted May 1st, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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by Josh Martn

Billboard reports that Kenny Chesney’s new album Life on a Rock is expected to debut at number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart:

On next week’s Billboard 200 chart, watch for country superstar Kenny Chesney to claim his seventh No. 1 as his new Life On a Rock should debut atop the list. Industry sources suggest the set could move around 140,000 or so by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 5.

It follows Welcome to the Fishbowl, released in June 2012, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 193,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney has been on an incredible chart roll for nearly 10 years. Since 2004, all nine of his regular full-length albums have debuted in the top four on the Billboard 200.

The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, May 8.



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Chesney to Attend George Jones Funeral

posted May 1st, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney will be one of many luminaries at the public funeral for George Jones on Thursday in Nashville.

The Thursday funeral service for George Jones will bring a morning full of music from his fellow country stars and will also feature appearances by former first lady Laura Bush, Governor Bill Haslam and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Others announced to take the Grand Ole Opry House stage for the public funeral, whether performing or speaking, are Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager Pete Fisher, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Wynonna Judd, Kid Rock, Patty Loveless, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, the Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, CBS News’ Bob Schieffer, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, and Tanya Tucker with The Imperials.

Many other fellow artists are expected to attend the Thursday service, which comes the day after family, friends and fellow performers are expected for a private Wednesday-evening visitation.

Thursday’s public funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House is certain to be a major draw for fans near and far. The Opry House, which seats 4,400, is at 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. The service begins at 10 a.m.


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