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Chesney Performs “Get Along” at ACM Awards

posted April 16th, 2018 at 9:08 am

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney kicked off the 53rd annual ACM Awards on Sunday night with a performance of his latest single “Get Along.”

Watch a clip below:

Kenny Chesney opened the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 15) with the live television debut performance of new single, “Get Along,” which will appear on his upcoming 18th album.


Chesney owned the crowd, performing in the middle of the venue while his band played on the main stage. Rocking a laid-back outfit including his signature cowboy hat, the country legend looked enthusiastic as he belted the tune’s hopeful lyrics. “Get along on down the road / We’ve got a long, long way to go / Scared to live, scared to die / We ain’t perfect, but we try,” he sung. The star is no stranger the the awards show: he’s took home the Entertainer of the Year Award five times throughout his career.


“Get Along” was co-written by Shane MacAnally and Josh Osborne, who are also nominated for Songwriter of the Year at this year’s ACMs. The song marks Chesney’s first release since signing with Warner Music Nashville earlier this year after his longtime relationship with Sony Music.



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Chesney to Perform at ACM Awards

posted March 20th, 2018 at 1:27 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney has joined the roster of performers slated for the upcoming 53rd annual ACM Awards:

The performance lineup for the 53rd annual ACM Awards grows with the additions of Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn and Olympian Lindsey Vonn have also joined the show as presenters.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha and Thomas Rhett. Additional acts and presenters will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

The ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15th.


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Chesney Nominated for Grammy Award

posted November 28th, 2017 at 8:46 am

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by Josh

Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Kenny Chesney received a nod for Country Album of the Year for ‘Cosmic Hallelujah.’

Here are the nominees he’s up against:

  • Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
  • The Breaker – Little Big Town
  • Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
  • From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Kenny has been nominated five times in years past, but this is the first individual Grammy.

The Tennessee native has previously been nominated five times, including nods for duets with Pink (2016’s “Setting the World on Fire”) and Grace Potter (“You and Tequila” from 2011) and group outings with friends like Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson. But all of those were either in the duo/group or collaboration categories so this solo recognition was particularly meaningful.

That the album also took risks both creatively and promotionally makes the nomination that much sweeter for the 49-year-old singer-songwriter. While “Cosmic Hallelujah” features its share of good-time party fare, Chesney says, “’[W]e also invested in a larger dialogue about our world. Right now, it seems like that mattered more than a lot of people realized at the time.”

“For ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’ more than any album, we defied conventional wisdom every way possible,” said Chesney, noting that, among other moves, the decision was made to change the first single to the song “Noise” nine days before release because it “felt so topical and urgent.”

That song, a catchy lament for our information overloaded times hit No. 6 and was followed by two No. 1s “Setting the World on Fire” and “All the Pretty Girls.”

“This album, I did what I felt was the right thing to do for the music. People didn’t always understand,” said Chesney, who recently hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with “Live in No Shoes Nation,” a compendium of live recordings from the last decade. “But when you can put songs like ‘Noise’ onto country radio, or make videos like ‘Rich & Miserable’ with an actor like John C. McGinley — even though it’s not going to be a single —and get people to think about the world around them, that’s powerful.”

See the full list of nominees here.

The Grammy Awards will be presented live on Sunday, January 28th on CBS.


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Chesney and P!nk earn CMA Nomination

posted September 6th, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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The nominations for the 51st annual CMA Awards have been announced and Kenny Chesney and P!nk earned a nod in the Musical Event of the Year category for their duet “Setting The World On Fire.”

Here’s who they are up against:

“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

“Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Gidden

“Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson

“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)

“The 51st Annual CMA Awards” airs live Wednesday, November 8 on ABC-TV. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will preside over the evening, returning as hosts for the 10th consecutive year.

See the full list of nominees here.


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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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by Josh

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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Chesney Wins Two Billboard Music Awards

posted May 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were held on Sunday night and Kenny Chesney took home two of the three awards he was nominated for, including the coveted Top Country Tour.

The “Bar at the End of the World” singer took Top Country Tour and Top Country Collaboration, the latter being his song “Setting the World on Fire” with Pink. Chesney bested Luke Bryan and the Dixie Chicks for Top Country Tour, and he immediately dedicated it to his fans and crew, calling out the band, riggers, caterers and ticket and merchandise staff.

“Obviously, we take our show really seriously,” Chesney said in a statement provided to Taste of Country. “People give us a piece of their summer, and we want to make sure it’s something worth hanging onto … this award is for everyone who touched one of our shows!”

Chesney as also nominated for a third BBMA on Sunday, but the award for Top Country Song went to Florida Georgia Line with “H.O.L.Y.” Chesney did not walk the Billboard Music Awards magenta carpet.



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Chesney Nabs Billboard Touring Nominations

posted April 11th, 2017 at 11:40 pm

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by Josh

Nominations for the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards have been announced and Kenny Chesney nabbed three nominations:

Top Country Tour

  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Dixie Chicks

Top Country Song

  • Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration

  • Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
  • Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  • Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.


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