KENNY CHESNEY RETURNS WITH "AMERICAN KIDS" June 10, 2014 Kenny Chesney knew - when he took a year off - when he came back, he wanted his music to hit a whole new level; but he also wanted to make sure he was speaking to the people who have always invested their lives in his music. The result? "American Kids," a multi-tempo celebration of the spirit of young America that packs not one, but two hooks and an innovative lyrical scan.
Kenny Chesney Joins Stones, Springsteen, U2 and More In Top Ten Live Acts from 1990-2014 May 29, 2014 Billboard released their list of the Top Live Acts of the past quarter century (1990-2014), and only one country artist made the Top 10: Kenny Chesney. Topped by the Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen, the songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee arrived at #9 on the list - in spite of taking 2010 and 2014 off the road - with 12,681,629 tickets sold.
New York, NY/Boston, MA: Good things come to those who wait, and for
everyone expecting to see Kenny Chesney on CBS' award-winning "Sunday
Morning" earlier this fall, the segment, pulled to save for sweeps, will
air this Sunday, Nov. 3. Taking the CBS News crew with him for an
emotional trip to Boston Medical Center to meet beneficiaries of his
Spread the Love Fund, which supports ongoing care for amputee victims
from the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as the end of his No Shoes
Nation Tour, the piece was deemed too strong to waste.
Kenny Chesney/Costa Sunglasses Join The Building Conservation Trust to Build Two Reefs in St John River October 18, 2013 Jacksonville, FL: Kenny Chesney's love of the ocean, the islands and
being out on the water inspired the Luttrell, Tennessean to get involved
with the Coastal Conservation Association's project to place two
man-made reefs in the heart of St John's River, less than half a mile
from the downtown I-95 bridge. Teaming with the national Building
Conservation Trust, Chesney's matching the funds raised to help CCA
complete their project.
New York, NY/Boston, MA: While Kenny Chesney takes a little time before starting the follow-up to his 7th Billboard all-genre Top 200 Albums debut Life On A Rock, his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour continues making news. Having topped the Boxscores for the first three weeks of August, his August 23-24 shows at Foxboro, MA's Gillette stadium turned out to be the highest grossing shows in the world - besting Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, EarlWolf featuring Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt at Paris' Stade de France August 22.
New York, NY/Boston, MA: Kenny Chesney has done a lot in a very short
year: released the critically-acclaimed Life On A Rock, led by the
gold-certified USA Today's Song of the Week "Pirate Flag." He has
launched Blue Chair Bay Rum, which is receiving awards and accolades in
the spirits world. He launched the Spread the Love Fund to benefit the
amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombing - and he has wrapped his
2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, which rocked 19 stadiums and over 1.25
Foxboro, MA: With an a cappella "Whatever makes you feel like a rock star" and one crashing downbeat, Kenny Chesney's second night at Gillette Stadium and final No Shoes Nation show took off like a bobsled, slamming through four songs including the gold certified "Pirate Flag" before he took a breath. Both nights, the crowd of 109,207 was on its feet, singing along with the 8-time Entertainer of the Year's two hour-plus set.
E. Rutherford, NJ: Kenny Chesney hit Manhattan hard - with a bring on
the sun "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series performance in
Central Park Friday morning, followed by a sold out show for 53,461
shrieking country fans at Met-Life Stadium on Saturday night. With two
appearances on People.com and a photo session with iconic rock
photographer Danny Clinch, Chesney made the most of his time in New
Bangor, Maine: Madonna does it... Gaga does it... Beyonce does
it...But Kenny Chesney? Almost two decades on the road, the 4-time Country
Music Entertainer of the Year and 4 consecutive Academy of Country
Music Entertainer of the Year has never done a costume change... Until
Atlanta, Georgia: On the heels of announcing he would not tour in 2014
to concentrate on making his next album, Kenny Chesney rolled into
Atlanta strong - rocking 49,302 fans and having the time of his life at
the Georgia Dome stop on his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour. In addition to
sets by tourmates Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown came out
- after a killer set by his own band - to join Chesney for a jam on
Steve Miller's classic "The Joker" and Bob Marley & the Wailers'
"Three Little Birds"
VA: When Kenny Chesney started thinking about debuting the intimate and
deeply personal video for "When I See This Bar," he knew he wanted to
take the clip somewhere that wasn't obvious. The largely man and his
guitar performance piece is filled by locations he knows by heart, and
the fact almost everyone has these same places in their own lives, he
wanted to premiere where anyone who's ever had friends, grown up, lost
people they cared about and celebrated their little victories could
experience the clip.
Burbank, CA: Kenny Chesney has always had a sentimental side, which echoes in "I Go Back," "You & Tequila," "There Goes My Life," even the raucous "Keg In The Closet." So with "The Tonight Show" entering its final months, the singer/songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee knew it was the perfect place to perform his introspective "When I See This Bar" for Jay Leno on July 22.
GAC cameras follow Kenny Chesney to Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa,
Jacksonville, St. John, and Barbados as he kicks off his No Shoes Nation
tour. This exclusive special features a variety of performances,
interaction with fans, and a glimpse at how Kenny created his own
Kansas City: Though the song says, "There's something sexy 'bout the
rain," Kenny Chesney has had more than his share of it since a tropical
storm forced him to cancel a show at Dallas' Pizza Hut stadium in 2009.
So when the torrential rain started falling, the songwriter/entertainer
from Luttrell, Tennessee kept close watch on the weather; ultimately,
delaying the start time by 30 minutes.
Nashville: Maybe it's the 19 stadiums... Or the fact that it started in
March... But when the tour accountant for the 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour
did his tally last weekend, he couldn't believe his eyes. Here, in the
second weekend of June, Kenny Chesney had already sold over a million
tickets! The man The Wall Street Journal has hailed as "The King of the
Road" has sold 1,089,000 tickets - and is still selling!