The Academy of Country Music is out with their nominations for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards and Kenny Chesney earned one nomination for his duet with P!NK:
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Different For Girls â€“ Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
Forever Country â€“ Artists of Then, Now & Forever
May We All â€“ Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
Setting The World On Fire â€“ Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
Think Of You â€“ Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope
The ACM Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, April 2nd from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.
See the full list of nominees here.
Grammy nominations were recently announced and Kenny Chesney and P!NK earned a nod for “Setting The World On Fire” in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.
â€śYouâ€™re kidding me,â€ť Kenny responded, when reached somewhere on the sea. â€śThatâ€™s fantastic. What a thing, what news to wake up to.â€ť
â€śWhen I heard the song, I knew it was pretty special,â€ť Kenny continued, speaking of the two-week Country No. 1 and the Top 20 Hot AC â€“ and still rising â€“ single. â€śBut when we got P!NK on there, it was something else. She captures all the emotion, all the joy of being alive, being free and in the moment â€“ and brought everything inside the song to life. I couldnâ€™t be happier this morning, knowing the people who vote for the GRAMMYs heard in that song all the things that I do.â€ť
Recorded in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song â€“ ironically inspired by one of the co-writerâ€™s own first trip to the GRAMMYs â€“ became the second single from Kenny’s unconventional Cosmic Hallelujah. As Kenny said upon releasing the track to radio, â€śI knew the moment I heard this song, it was exactly the moment of life and love exploding, and everything turning Technicolor. Finding songs that are in the moment are harder, in this kind of moment, itâ€™s almost impossible. And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is happening as we sing it. Itâ€™s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.â€ť
The 59th annual Grammy awards will air February 12th from Los Angeles on CBS.
Kenny Chesney picked up the first of two major awards in as many days on Tuesday night in Nashville:
Chesney was honored as a songwriter by the performing rights organization BMI, which gave him the BMI President’s Award. On Wednesday, he’ll be honored as one of the genre’s top entertainers when he is given the Pinnacle Award at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards.
“I don’t know if in my whole life I have ever felt so much love in a room,” Chesney told the crowd of songwriters, publishers and singers.
During the event, Keith Urban performed Chesney’s song, “I Go Back,” starting the song off with just an acoustic guitar before ending it with a ripping electric guitar solo.
Urban talked about his early years opening for Chesney on tour when Urban had just gotten out of rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
“We had a heart-to-heart about what I was going through and you were just a friend right from that moment and it’s only stayed that way ever since,” Urban said. “Brother, I love you.”
Eric Church performed “Anything But Mine,” and longtime songwriter Dean Dillon performed Chesney’s first ever single, “The Tin Man,” a song Chesney wrote by himself.
“We’ve talked very much about what Kenny has done and he should be honored for that,” Church said. “.. What he has done is great, but what he is doing is better.”
The Knoxville, Tennessee-native who broke onto the scene in the mid-1990s has 29 No. 1 country songs and sold in excess of 30 million albums. He is considered one of music’s top touring artists.
“We’ve heard a lot of people talk about me on stage and me in front of all these people,” Chesney said. “But me on stage wouldn’t be possible without my creative spirit and my creative heart, and God put a song in my heart many years ago.”
The 50th annual CMA Awards will be held this Wednesday, November 2nd and Kenny Chesney will receive a very prestigious award.
The singer, whose duet with Pink “Setting the World on Fire” recently topped the charts, is the 2016 recipient of the Country Music Association’s Pinnacle Award, given to an artist who has achieved global success with both ticket and record sales. So far, only two other artists have received the special award: inaugural honoree Garth Brooks in 2005 and Taylor Swift in 2013.
Chesney, who has 43 career CMA nominations and eight wins, four of them in Entertainer of the Year, won’t tour in 2017, aside from a few festival appearances.
“When I’m really busy I crave being still, and when I’m still I start to freak the hell out,” Chesney tells Rolling Stone Country.
But the break won’t last too long. He predicts a big 2018 tour.
“The second half of the year I’ll be mentally busy prepping for ’18, but the first half I’m going to be doing some shows and I’m hoping to be creative in some way,” he says. “Hopefully, I’ll get to spend some more time with my family and reconnect with the people you’re not supposed to have to get reconnected to, but that is my life and that is my truth.”
Watch the CMA Awards Wednesday, November 2nd at 8/7c on ABC.
Kenny Chesney will receive a prestige music industry award at the annual BMI Music Awards:
BMI will celebrate the extraordinary career of Kenny Chesney by presenting him with the BMI Presidentâ€™s Award at the Companyâ€™s 64th annual BMI Country Awards, to be held at BMIâ€™s Nashville office on November 1, 2016. BMI President and CEO Mike Oâ€™Neill will host the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville.
The BMI Presidentâ€™s Award is presented to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. In receiving the award, Chesney will join an impressive list of past honorees that includes P!nk, Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Pitbull, Adam Levine, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, and Toni Braxton.
â€śKenny Chesney is first and foremost a songwriter,â€ť says Williams. â€śNot only has he earned the respect of the songwriting community, but he has also developed into a top-notch recording artist who re-wrote the concert touring experience by selling out stadiums year after year. He is a friend to up-and-coming artists and songwriters and is as inspiring as he is talented. It is time to salute him for a career that has brought so much to so many, and is far from over.â€ť
Read more about the event here.
Kenny Chesney was in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the ACM Awards where he performed his latest single “Noise.”
Chesney strode the stage, addressing the audience from all angles, clad in a simple gray T-shirt, jeans and a black cowboy hat, putting to use the stage skills he has honed over the years as one of the perennial top concert draws in country music.
The song is the lead single from Chesneyâ€™s upcoming studio album Some Town Somewhere, which is set for release in July. Itâ€™s his first-ever stab at social relevance in a song, taking on the cable news cycle, cell phones and social mediaâ€™s white noise, with a lyric about the importance of being able to unplug the noise and tap into whatâ€™s really important.
Watch a clip of Chesney performing:
The first list of performers for the 51st annual ACM Awards is out and Kenny Chesney is included.
According to the Associated Press, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Cam will perform at the 51st annual awards ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., in April. Underwood, Chesney and Cam will also be performing at the 2016 Party for a Cause, scheduled for April 1-3; Underwood and Cam will play on April 1, while Chesney will close the event out following his ACM Awards appearance.
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More performers will be announced as the show nears.
The ACM Awards, hosted this year by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 3rd at 8pm ET on CBS.