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.
“You’re kidding me,” Kenny responded, when reached somewhere on the sea. “That’s fantastic. What a thing, what news to wake up to.”
“When I heard the song, I knew it was pretty special,” Kenny continued, speaking of the two-week Country No. 1 and the Top 20 Hot AC – and still rising – single. “But 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 – and brought everything inside the song to life. I couldn’t be happier this morning, knowing the people who vote for the GRAMMYs heard in that song all the things that I do.”
Recorded in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song – ironically inspired by one of the co-writer’s own first trip to the GRAMMYs – became the second single from Kenny’s unconventional Cosmic Hallelujah. As Kenny said upon releasing the track to radio, “I 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, it’s almost impossible. And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is happening as we sing it. It’s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.”
The 59th annual Grammy awards will air February 12th from Los Angeles on CBS.
Kenny Chesney grew up in east Tennessee, and that portion of the country has been dealing with destructive wildfires in recent days. Kenny recorded a video expressing his support for the victims:
Chesney will also participate in a telethon in Nashville for the victims:
The city of Nashville will take part in a telethon benefiting those affected by the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Nashville’s NBC affiliate will host The Smoky Mountain Wildfires Telethon on Friday (Dec. 9) from 3-8PM. The event will include performances and wishes of hope from country stars like Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton and more.
Lve performances from Nashville’s Studio B will also be broadcast, with artists like John Rich, John Oates, Kristian Bush and Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine with his daughter Electra performing. Additionally, nearly 20 other artists are set to make an appearance on the telethon, including Ty Herndon, Bill Worrell, Kara Thompson, Kinsey Rose, Ayla Brown and former The Voice contestant Nolan Neal. Lee Greenwood, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton will also share messages for the victims of the fire.
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Welp, just a few days after saying that he’d only play one show next year at Gillette Stadium, Kenny Chesney announced that he will indeed play a second show on Saturday, August 26th.
Tickets are available now at Ticketnetwork and will be available at Ticketmaster on Friday.
Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion will join Kenny at both shows.
See all of the currently scheduled shows on the tour dates page.
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Kenny Chesney has added a couple more musical festival appearances in 2017. Here’s a look at the full slate of shows currently on the schedule:
- 04.09.17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Tortuga Music Festival
- 04.30.17 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Music Festival
- 05.20.17 – Madison, MS – C Spire Live at Baptist Health Systems
- 06.10.17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Festival
- 06.15.17 – Grand Junction, CO – Country Jam
- 08.25.17 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Tickets for these shows are available now. Visit the tour dates page to get tickets.
Kenny Chesney is not hitting the road on a major tour in 2017, but he just can’t take a year off from Gillette Stadium.
In a video posted this morning, Kenny announced that he’ll be back to Foxborough, MA next year but for one night only on Friday, August 25th.
Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett will open for Kenny that night.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, December 2nd through Ticketmaster. There are some tickets already available at TicketNetwork.
Kenny Chesney has the number one country album and the number two album across all genres with his latest offering ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’.
It’s not a holiday album, but it must feel a lot like Christmas to Kenny Chesney as Cosmic Hallelujah, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart — and at a solid No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list.
Luke Bryan’s “Move” holds its top spot for the second week on Billboard’s country airplay rankings.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Cosmic Hallelujah sold 79,485 copies its first week out. Also new among the Top 5 albums this week are Brett Eldredge’s Glow (No. 2 on sales of 14,080 units) and Cole Swindell’s Down Home Sessions III (No. 5 with 10.708 units scanned).