You probably first saw the ad during the CMA Awards back in November. Kenny Chesney discusses the collaboration with Apple Music in this interview with Good Morning America:
“The fact that I can take my fans by the hand and drag them along with me is pretty exciting,” he said. When asked why he decided to lend his name to the Apple Music platform, Chesney said, “Because I love music and my fans love music, and we can share that together like we have is beautiful.”
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Seriously. It’s quite possible that Kenny Chesney’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour has or will save lives.
Participating in the Love Hope Strength Foundation’s Get On The List Campaign, concertgoers at Chesney’s stadium shows could join a mobile drive to register potential bone marrow donors with a simple cheek swab test that, in co-operation with Delete Blood Cancer, gets entered in the national donor bank for potential matches.
A total of 25 potential matches to people fighting life-threatening bone and blood cancers were found.
“When Kate McMahon with our tour promoter explained it to me,” Chesney said. “It seemed not only so simple, but the kind of thing the No Shoes Nation is all about. Give back to others, help where you can, live to the fullest and make a difference. I can’t believe they’ve found 25 matches, but I couldn’t be prouder for the fans who come out and live these songs with us.”
“I learned through the Spread the Love Fund how small things can sometimes make a major difference,” said Chesney. “I know my fans will pitch in, will help people in need. This was something so hard to believe given how easy and simple it is. I’m thrilled to hear 25 matches have already been found. Maybe we should call them the No Shoes, All Heart Nation.”
Kenny Chesney will perform at an ACM charity festival in Las Vegas this spring:
Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will headline the 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival in April in Las Vegas. The three-day concert festival will run Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3, leading up to the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3.
The festival will be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and other performers include Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae and Old Dominion.
Tickets to the three-day festival are $175-$349 through Ticketmaster.com.
Proceeds from the ACM Party For A Cause Festival will benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.
The ACM Awards will air live 7 p.m. April 3 on CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It’s End-Of-The-Year List season and Kenny Chesney’s name appears on another one: the Billboard top touring acts of the year.
Kenny’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour placed 3rd on the list, behind only Taylor Swift and One Direction:
Kenny Chesney finishes 2015 in the company of Taylor Swift , One Direction , The Rolling Stones and U2 , ranking as one of Billboard ’s top 5 touring acts of the year. There were 57 dates on his Big Revival Tour, including 23 stadiums, that drew a total audience of 1.3 million. That puts Kenny at number 3, just behind Taylor with 1.9 million tickets sold, and 1-D, who came out on top with 2.3 million screaming fans.
“Every year when we hit the road, I’m trying to figure out how to bring it harder, play more music and make it a night the people who live their lives in the songs will remember,” he says, confessing that it actually gets harder as time goes on.
“We’ve been doing this enough years, that you know you have to really bring it to just compete with what you’ve already done. And it’s about the music you’re making now, as well as the ability to bring it when you hit the stage every night,” says the man who’s headlined 13 tours since 2002.
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Forbes is out with their annual list of the highest paid musicians and Kenny Chesney comes in at a solid #21 with $42 million earned.
The legendary country crooner seemed to be predicting his own future with his fifteenth studio album, The Big Revival, released this past September. As usual, he cashed in by selling out football stadiums; he also pads his coffers with his own Blue Chair Bay Rum.
Chesney was at #22 last year with $44 million.
Number one on this year’s list? Katy Perry with an astonishing $135 million, followed by One Direction at $130 million and Garth Brooks at $90 million.