Chesney’s Tour Bus Rolls Past 1 Million Miles

posted May 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pm

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Kenny Chesney’s tour bus that he’s had since the early days just passed one million miles on the odometer.

Unlike many artists, Chesney owns his own tour bus, so the home-away-from-home has seen its fair share of adventures. It even has its own song, “If This Bus Could Talk,” which was the star’s 13th No. 1 single. The old-school bus has been with Chesney from the beginning.

“It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it, and the bank had no business lending me the money, ‘cause all I owned was a little pickup and my guitar. But I knew if I owned my bus, we could keep doing this, keep bringing the music to the people!” Chesney recalls.

Moby is like a member of the family now, there through thick and thin, connecting the country icon to where he’s from and where he’s going — both literally and figuratively.

“I always thought it was important, no matter what happened, to keep Moby on the road.” he explains. “He’s seen it all, and it reminds me and the guys who’ve been here from the beginning where we came from. Right now some of the No Shoes Radio folks and the tech people are riding it, but we park it right up front … and everybody who walks by just smiles.”

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Chesney Earns Four CMT Music Award Nominations

posted May 14th, 2015 at 5:54 pm

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CMT has announced nominations for their 2015 CMT Music Awards, and Kenny Chesney earned four nominations, just behind the leader Carrie Underwood who has five nominations.

Here are the categories Kenny is nominated in:

Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
  • Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
  • Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
  • Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
  • Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
  • Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
  • Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
  • Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
  • Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

Male Video of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
  • Eric Church, “Talladega”
  • Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
  • Keith Urban, “Somewhere in My Car”
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton Feat. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
  • Brantley Gilbert Feat. Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
  • Jennifer Nettles Feat. Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
  • Kenny Chesney Feat Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
  • Miranda Lambert Feat Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
  • Tim McGraw Feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mamas”

CMT Performance of the Year

  • Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, “Turn the Page” from CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean
  • Brett Eldredge, “Beat of the Music” from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
  • John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, “You & I (Nobody In The World)” from CMT Crossroads
  • Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, “Roar” from Crossroads
  • Keith Urban, “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids” from Instant Jam
  • Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up” from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
  • Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton, “Drink a Beer” from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year

The CMT Music Awards are fan-voted! So get over to CMT now through June 8th. The Video of the Year nominees will then be whittled down to six finalists, which will be voted on during the live show.

The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air on June 10th at 8pm ET from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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Watch Kenny Announce the 49ers Fourth-Round Draft Pick

posted May 3rd, 2015 at 9:40 pm

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On Saturday night Kenny Chesney played his first stadium show of the summer, but before the show he helped the San Francisco 49ers out with their announcement for their fourth-round draft pick.

You heard Roger Goodell announce the San Francisco 49ers first-round pick on Thursday. Then, a day later, you saw soon-to-be Hall of Famer Charles Haley announce the team’s second-round selection.

What did the 49ers have in store for the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft?

The organization brought in some serious star power on Saturday, recruiting country music star Kenny Chesney to announce San Francisco’s fourth-round pick.

Asked if he heard the singer announce his name on national television, Bell told reporters that he missed the moment because of the uproar at his draft party.

“Did he really?” Bell said. “Oh man, that’s cool.”

Watch Kenny make the announcement here.

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Kenny Celebrates Back-to-Back Number Ones

posted May 3rd, 2015 at 9:31 pm

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At a recent event at BMI, Kenny Chesney was on hand along with the songwriters for “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone” to celebrate both songs reaching number one back to back.

Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally wrote “American Kids,” the first single from Chesney’s “The Big Revival” album. Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary penned “Til It’s Gone.” All of the men were present Tuesday at BMI where their publishing companies lavished them with praise and commemorative plaques to celebrate the occasion.

The writers had many thank yous to say to Chesney for recording their songs.

“Kenny is the soundtrack to our lives,” said McAnally. “The fact that he recorded any of my songs at all blows my mind. … I’m just so blessed I get to do this for a living.”

Chesney said he knew he wanted to record both songs as soon as he heard them.

“I had a vision of what I wanted (album) ‘The Big Revival’ to be,” Chesney said. “I didn’t want to do what I had done, and I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. I had a small target to hit.”

When McAnally played him “American Kids,” Chesney said he knew in seven or eight seconds that he wanted to record it.

“I thought it was a song that I could wrap my album around,” Chesney said. “You have no idea how much fun it is to sing on stage and I’m so happy that for the rest of my life I get to sing it.”

Read the full article here.

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Chesney Co-Producing New David Lee Murphy Album

posted May 1st, 2015 at 10:23 pm

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Kenny Chesney announced recently that he’s helping produce a new album for David Lee Murphy.

Kenny Chesney has taken the David Lee Murphy-penned hits “Pirate Flag,” “Livin’ in Fast Forward” and “‘Til It’s Gone” into the upper reaches of the country charts, and now he’s returning the favor by working on a brand-new album with the prolific tunesmith. Chesney made the announcement at the offices of performing rights organization BMI while accepting awards for a pair of his chart-topping hits, calling Murphy “the original – and last – of the hillbilly rock stars,” and noting that 20 years have passed since the singer-songwriter topped the charts as an artist with fan favorites, “Party Crowd” and “Dust on the Bottle.”

“We got together to make a record of songs we liked the sound of . . . things we’d want to listen to ourselves,” Murphy says in a statement revealing the surprise collaboration. “Kenny’s got great ears, and I kept sending him demos — more than he could ever record, but he just loved the songs. One day, he said, ‘I think we oughta go make a record!'”

Working with his longtime producer, Buddy Cannon, Chesney and Murphy co-produced No Zip Code, a 10-track collection which features Chesney on the title cut and bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski (from Alison Krauss and Union Station) on “As a Crow Flies,” which is described as “stark and organic.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

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