New York: As Kenny Chesney begins ramping up for the April 30 release
of his highly personal Life On A Rock, he's lining-out his television
appearances. The first show he wanted to lock up was "Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon," because the 4 time Academy of Country Music and 4 time
Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year had a vision: beyond
performing "Pirate Flag," he wanted to play "Spread The Love," the song
he co-wrote with the Wailers Band, with Fallon's musically progressive
band The Roots.
Ft Lauderdale: With a sea turtle protection curfew of 9:30 on South
Lauderdale Beach, Kenny Chesney rocked the Tortuga Music Festival like
only he can. In addition to a packed house on-site, the public access
was filled with thousands, people hung out of hotel and condo windows
and over 60 boats anchored just off the coast for Chesney's two hour set
as the sun disappeared.
Boston: Maybe it was "Keg In The Closet," or "The Boys of Fall," but
Kenny Chesney has always connected with college kids. So when he
announced his No Shoes Nation 2013 Tour, with 19 NFL Stadiums along with
many arena and outdoor amphitheater shows, Flashnotes.com, the #1
online marketplace for student generated, high quality supplemental
course materials, wanted to get involved.
Barbados: When Kenny Chesney decided it was time to find the rum he'd
always wanted to drink, he didn't approach the various distillers who'd
offered him lucrative deals to lend his name and likeness to a brand
created for him. No, the man who oversees every aspect of giant stadium
productions and listens to myriad songs beyond what he writes for his
albums, decided he wanted to do it himself.
Beach, Fla. - Mar. 18, 2013 - Music superstar Kenny Chesney and Costa
announced the introduction of five new Chesney-inspired limited edition
sunglass styles in time for the start of his "No Shoes Nation" tour,
which kicks off in Tampa, Fla. on Mar. 16 at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa, FL: They were waving pirates flags in Section 303 and 334, at
the top of Raymond James Stadium when the lights came up and Kenny
Chesney strode to the mic to kick off his 2013 tour in the home of the
Buccaneers. For the next two-plus hours, Chesney played old songs, his
brand new song and some real surprises.
FL: Kenny Chesney has always brought country's brightest lights to
America, from Keith Urban to Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts to Lady
Antebellum, as well as musical intriguers Uncle Kracker, Sammy Hagar and
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. This summer is no different, as the
man who's sold more than one million tickets on each of his last ten
tours, taps newcomer and quadruple 2013 Academy of Country Music nominee
Kacey Musgraves and 2012 ACM Single of the Year winner and multiple
2013 ACM nominee the Eli Young Band to open tour stops. Country Music
Association 2012 Album of the Year Winner and ACM nominee leader Eric
Church, will take the stage on 16 of the 19 stadium concerts while
triple Grammy-winner and multiple ACM nominee Zac Brown Band, joins for
three stadium shows - including a co-headline show in their hometown of
TN: While "Pirate Flag" is burning up country radio - becoming his 8th
Top 25 debut and being named USA Today's Song of the Week before it was
released - the truth about Life On A Rock, the mostly self-penned new
album from Kenny Chesney is that the album goes to a deeper, more
contemplative place. To give fans a taste of what the rest of the album
is like, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4-time Academy of
Country Music Entertainer of the Year's new album Life On A Rock, is now
available for pre-order on the iTunes Store. Fans who pre-order the new
album will instantly receive a download of the track "Lindy."
Nashville, TN: They sold out of Corona Light before he even hit the
stage at Freebird's on the beach in Jacksonville Friday night for the
one and only Keg In The Closet show, following a week of sequestered
rehearsals at Veteran's Memorial Arena... And Saturday, Kenny Chesney
kicks off the summer's biggest party - including 19 stops at NFL
Stadiums across the nation - with the first stop of his 2013 No Shoes
Nation Tour at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.
KEG IN THE CLOSET - FREEBIRD LIVE March 10, 2013 "We are trying to figure out the songs that we're gonna play," Kenny
Chesney announced before "going off the set list, not that we have a set
list" to the
sold out crowd at Jacksonville's Freebird's. "And you're helping us
out with that."
TN: When Kenny Chesney released "Pirate Flag," the surging anthem of
rebellion right where you are, he hit the charts screaming. Marking his
8th Top 25 debut, the song not only had an impact with programmers and
USA Today who made it their Song of the Week before it was even
released, the fans of the No Shoes Nation responded by buying up not
one, not two, but three runs of Chesney's 2013 flag!
Key West, FL: They were hanging in the trees, crouching on roofs,
standing on the far side of Duval when Kenny Chesney took over the Hog's
Breath for a stripped down, 3 hour Keg In The Keys show this afternoon.
The 4-time Academy of Country Music and 4 time Country Music
Association Entertainer of the Year brought three players, some best
loved hits, obscure album tracks, a few well-chosen covers and special
surprise guest, songwriter Keith Gattis, who helped perform "El Cerrito
Place" and "I Am A Small Town" for the freewheeling acoustic show.
for another summer, another round of remembering what music means, being
together and making memories...
Chesney's January 29, 2013 Rebel Anthem's Their Song of the Week FIVE Days Before Release
When Kenny Chesney heard "Pirate Flag," he knew it was an anthem for
his No Shoes Nation. With its driving beat, the David Lee Murphy/Ross
Copperman song of eschewing it all struck a chord with the 4 consecutive
Academy of Country Music and 4 time Country Music Association
Entertainer of the Year who's made a career out of coloring outside the
obvious - and his instincts have been validated by USA Today five days
before "Pirate Flag" even hits the airwaves.
Music comes, music goes, only the most empowering endures. For Kenny
Chesney, that means the new year is starting not just with the platinum
certification for his surging entreaty for the inevitable post-break-up
hook-up "Come Over," but platinum recognition for his Greatest Hits II
and golden certifications for "The Good Stuff" and "No Shoes, No Shirt,
No Problems" from his quadruple platinum No Shoes project.