Twenty Years Ago: Kenny’s First Number One Single

posted August 30th, 2017 at 3:45 pm

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Today marks twenty years since Kenny Chesney first hit number one on the country charts.

Aug. 30 marks a big anniversary for Kenny Chesney: It was on that date, 20 years ago, that the Tennessee native reached a career turning point with “She’s Got It All,” from his fourth album, I Will Stand. The song became his first No. 1 Billboard hit on Aug. 30, 1997.

Written by Craig Wiseman and Drew Womack, “She’s Got It All” was released as the lead single from I Will Stand. It debuted on the charts in May and reached the No. 1 position several months later.

Chesney had already released six singles by the time “She’s Got It All” landed at the top of the charts. He came close to the No. 1 spot with his previous single, “When I Close My Eyes,” from his previous album, Me and You; that song came in at No. 2, narrowly failing to reach the highest position.

The multi-platinum-selling singer has gone on to have more than 20 other songs go all the way to No. 1, including “How Forever Feels,” “You Had Me From Hello,” “The Good Stuff” and “There Goes My Life.”

Read more at The Boot

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Chesney Plays First of Two Gillette Stadium Shows

posted August 26th, 2017 at 8:24 am

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On Friday night Kenny Chesney played the first of two concerts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Providence Journal has a review of the show:

In the only stadium stop on his brief, unnamed summer tour, Kenny Chesney and guests treated the Foxboro faithful on Friday to a six-hour explosion of summer tunes and Chesney’s unique version of country storytelling.

With one foot in country music and another in the world occupied by boys of summer like Jimmy Buffett, Chesney kicked off his sold-out, two-show stay at Gillette Stadium with a two-hour set that spanned his 23-year recording career.

Calling Boston the birthplace of No Shoes Nation, the name he’s given his fan club, the ever-hyper Chesney ran onstage wearing a Patriots tank top and his guitar for a fast-paced version of “Beer in Mexico” that had his and three other guitars sizzling rock-and-roll style. The rock flavoring continued through a lackluster version of “Reality” and a peppy “Living in Fast Forward.”

While there were a few lulls for songs like “It’s Gone” and “Somewhere with You,” Chesney proved the ultimate showman and storyteller with an energetic and vocally solid delivery of “Summertime,” “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” “How Forever Feels” and “She’s From Boston,” one of the 30 songs on the live album he’s releasing at the end of October. Eleven of those songs, including that one, will be from one of his 16 Gillette shows.

One of country music’s most detailed and animated storytellers, Chesney covered a wide range of topics in the 21-song set, touching on youth in “Young” and “American Kids,” love with “Anything but Mine,” and small-town memories in “All the Pretty Girls” and “I Go Back.”

Read the full review.

Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP

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Album Cover and Track List Revealed for ‘Live in No Shoes Nation’

posted August 15th, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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Kenny Chesney today unveiled the album cover and track list for his upcoming live album release ‘Live in No Shoes Nation’ that’ll hit stores on October 27th.

The album cover photo was taken at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City back in July 2016.

Here’s the track list:

“Big Star” (with Taylor Swift)
“When I See This Bar” (with Eric Church)
“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”
“Anything but Mine”
“Down the Road” (with Mac McAnally)
“Guitars and Tiki Bars”
“Hemingway’s Whiskey”
“Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (with Zac Brown Band)
“I’m Alive”
“Save It for a Rainy Day” (with Old Dominion)
“Pirate Flag”
“Somewhere With You”
“I Go Back”
“One Step Up”
“American Kids”
“You and Tequila” (with Grace Potter)
“There Goes My Life”
“Out Last Night”
“Dust on the Bottle” (with David Lee Murphy)
“The Boys of Fall”
“Old Blue Chair”
“The Joker/Three Little Birds” (with Dave Matthews)
“Happy on the Hey Now”

The 30 songs were recorded over a 10-year period beginning in 2007 at stadium shows, pop-up bar gigs, amphitheaters and beach concerts.

“When I told the record company how many songs, they thought I’d lost my mind,” Chesney said of the new album. “And that was before we added ‘Young,’ which really started and defined this chapter, to the list.”

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Chesney Debuts Music Video for “All The Pretty Girls”

posted August 14th, 2017 at 9:21 pm

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Kenny Chesney has released the music video for his latest single “All The Pretty Girls.”

Watch the video below:

“All the Pretty Girls” is a throwback to the old-school Chesney energy that his fans can’t seem to get enough of. Written by Nicolle Galyon, Tommy Lee James and Josh Osborne, the song was an automatic “must-record” when Chesney listened to it.

“When I heard it, when we made this record, just the whole chorus of that song, I thought about my connection with the audience, and I thought about the energy we have onstage,” Chesney tells Taste of Country. “I think about all the love and passion that those fans out there — we call ‘em No Shoes Nation — I think about all the energy that they throw back at us. I thought about that a lot when I was making this record, especially “All the Pretty Girls,” because I just know that that’s going to make the show even better.”

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Live Album “Live in No Shoes Nation” Coming This Fall

posted August 3rd, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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Kenny Chesney announced today that he’ll release a live album on October 27th called “Live in No Shoes Nation.”

The new project celebrating 10 years of concerts, will capture 29 performances from the last decade. After listening to hours of his live shows, Chesney has created a combination of hits and surprises to share with every member of No Shoes Nation.

“So much has happened over the last 10 years,” Chesney marvels. “But the one thing that remained consistent, that’s been there no matter what, are the people of No Shoes Nation. They’ve always been why I do what I do, but listening to all these shows over the last several months, I realized they’re really the heartbeat to everything me and my road family do.”

The 49-year-old is amazed at the energy he gets from the crowd during each show saying “he feels most alive” on the stage because the audience is so loud and “in the moment” in each and every show.

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Chesney to be Added to Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame

posted August 2nd, 2017 at 12:13 pm

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Kenny Chesney has performed several shows at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT and when he returns this month for two more he’ll be inducted into their Walk of Fame:

Chesney has played five back-to-back sellout performances at Mohegan Sun Arena since he kicked off his Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour.

The songwriter from east Tennessee will return to the casino on Aug. 10 and 11, the casino said.

Fans are invited to attend at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 outside the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office as Chesney is presented with his Walk of Fame star by Mohegan Sun and Tribal Executives.

Chesney, who is the casino’s 31st inductee, joins Mohegan Sun’s most memorable performers, including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, Mötley Crüe and Keith Urban with the honor of a Walk of Fame star outside the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office.

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All inductees will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

Get tickets to Kenny’s Mohegan Sun shows here!

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