An all-star tribute to Merle Haggard will be held in Nashville this April and Kenny Chesney is among the performers:
Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert are part of the all-star cast scheduled to pay tribute to the late Merle Haggard during an April 6 concert at Nashville‚Äôs Bridgestone Arena.
Billed as ‚ÄúSing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,‚ÄĚ the concert taping is also scheduled to include performances by John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare.
April 6 would have been Haggard‚Äôs 80th birthday and also marks the one-year anniversary of his death.
Tickets to the Haggard tribute go on sale Friday (March 3) via Ticketmaster and the Bridgestone Arena box office.
Check out this fun story from Sammy Hagar about a chance encounter with Kenny Chesney:
Each year Emeril and I put together a special experience to raise money for his foundation – we’ve done dinner in Cabo, in Hawaii and this year it was fishing and lunch on Emeril’s boat! This afternoon we spent with the 10 people that bought the package, and what a lunch it was!
An hour into the boat ride we saw this big gorgeous gunmetal gray 86ft Riva with a few beautiful people on it– I looked closer and noticed it was Kenny Chesney! I screamed at him and he stopped,
backed up, and we had a couple high-fives, a toast, and Emeril handed over to Kenny a big plate of barbecue ribs and a jar of about a half pound of beautiful caviar– can you believe this shit!? We said goodbye and then Kenny showed up at the event later that night at the Marina Club House, and jumped on stage to sing a really soft version of “Eagles Fly”. Vic and I played an acoustic set for over an hour, and Kari joined in for “One Sip”, “When The Sun Don’t Shine”, and “All We Need Is An Island” – it was an unbelievably satisfying and successful event!
Afterwards, Kenny hung out and we polished off a couple bottles of Da’ kine, what a night!
Kenny Chesney performs Saturday in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, but he came to town early and made a surprise appearance at Billy Joel’s PNC Park show on Friday night:
As Billy Joel sang ‚ÄúFriday night I crashed your party,‚ÄĚ Kenny Chesney was doing exactly that.
Chesney showed up Friday at Joel’s PNC Park concert, strolling onto the stage for the fourth encore song, ‚ÄúYou May Be Right,‚ÄĚ to share vocal duties as Joel remained at his rotating piano.
The band added some Led Zeppelin “Rock and Roll” riffs, and Chesney didn’t conceal his glee at getting to rock out with Joel, who had invited him up there as a surprise treat for fans. Sure, there had been pre-show speculation about the possibility of such a pairing, since Chesney had arrived in Pittsburgh early for his Heinz Field show Saturday, though it still was a thrilling moment to see two superstars join forces in unannounced fashion.
Not that Joel needed a boost, as he and his sharp band already had sailed into the homestretch of a richly entertaining performance that featured 27 songs, none from this century.
Read the full show review.
Pop singer Meghan Trainor, country star Kenny Chesney and Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer will headline Macy’s 40th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
They’ll help help celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday this year, during the two-hour NBC live telecast.
The evening will conclude with a 25-minute synchronized fireworks display, featuring more than 56,000 pyrotechnic effects ‚Äď all choreographed to score performed by original Dreamgirls
Kenny Chesney will play at “college football’s biggest tailgate party” this September in East Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway.
A concert of epic proportion is coming home to the Last Great Colosseum.
As part of the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol weekend, the ultimate tailgating vehicle, the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck will help kick-off festivities with the Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol’s Tailgate Party starring Kenny Chesney. The East Tennessee native, hailed as “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal and the only country artist on Billboard’s “Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years”, headlines a three-act concert on Friday night, Sept. 9, 2016.
Rounding out the talent-packed music ticket is The Band Perry, as well as Nashville’s Old Dominion. The tailgate event serves as a blockbuster kickoff to a weekend that will host college football’s biggest game ever, a legendary showdown between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
“My days at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City are where I first learned to love what I do,” said Chesney. “I played a lot of music in the Bristol area during that time – and even made my first album there while still in college.
“I had a lot of dreams then, but never did I dream I would be playing at Bristol Motor Speedway. The idea of that was too big to dream. So to say I’m excited to be coming back to play in an area where this dream started is an understatement! Music and sports have defined my life, and it’s not every day an artist is allowed to combine the two for something as special as this.”
ticket pre-sale begins on Monday, June 6 with tickets for the general public going on sale on Wednesday, June 8. Tickets are available ranging from $39-$225.
Fans can visit www.BristolTailgateParty.com for ticket updates and details on weekend events.
Kenny Chesney will head to New York City in July for the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.
Some of country music‚Äôs biggest stars will take part in Good Morning America‚Äės 2016 summer concert series. The TV morning show‚Äôs annual concerts will, in 2016, feature a plethora of acts from all different genres ‚ÄĒ but the most exciting part, for country fans at least, is the four country superstars who are in the mix.
After GMA‚Äės summer concerts begin on May 20 with pop singer Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley will be the first country singer to perform as part of the weekly series, which takes place every Friday during the summer months. Paisley‚Äôs performance is scheduled for June 24, with Kenny Chesney (July 8), Keith Urban (August 12) and Jason Aldean (August 26) also slated to appear.
The year 2016 marks GMA‚Äės summer concerts‚Äô eighth year at Rumsey Playfield in New York City‚Äôs Central Park. The event will also feature artists such as Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Sia, Iggy Azalea and more. For further information on tickets, show times and more, visit ABC News.
To celebrate the launch of No Shoes Radio on SiriusXM, Kenny Chesney will play a “No Shoes Down The Shore” show at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 12th.
There are no tickets for the show but fans who have SiriusXM can win access by entering a contest through Thursday, April 28 via www.siriusxm.com. A grand prize winner will be flown to Asbury Park for the show and meet Chesney, too.
“We’ve spent eight years building No Shoes Radio,” said Chesney in a statement. “It’s always been a place where I could share songs I love, musicians I find, things on my computer nobody’s ever heard ‚Äď and blur the lines between my records and everything from reggae to rock to bluegrass. To partner with SiriusXM as part of their Artist Driven platform of stations means No Shoes Radio will be able to reach even more people who love songs and music the same way I do. That’s awesome.”
The concert will be broadcast on No Shoes Radio, which went live earlier this month.
“We are so excited to work with Kenny on his No Shoes Radio, now exclusively on SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM in a statement. “His massive fan base will love having unprecedented access to Kenny’s favorite music and a variety of things only he has access to. We are also thrilled to be expanding SiriusXM’s unmatched offering of country music to our nation of listeners.”