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“Message From Connie And Michelle, Relief for St. John”

Living in Florida and seeing the devastation Irma is leaving in her path, It’s hard to believe we are about to see that wrath firsthand. We still can’t get over the destruction she has left on our beloved island of St. John. We say “our” island, because with over 14 visits between the two of us, we have made lasting friendships on that rock. We have truly felt the amazing LOVE of that beautiful island.  Many of the places that we have made so many memories at… are gone. There is a difference between the destruction on St. John and what we will endure here in Orlando in the next few days. We have resources, we are not a tiny little island! We know our local government will make sure we are taken care of in the end. The response time to help us will be much quicker and within a short time, we will recover. We simply can’t imagine the fear and anxiety that our friends are feeling right now on St. John. It will not compare to what we are about to experience with Irma. Kenny Chesney has always lead the No Shoes Nation to “Spread The Love”, so we encourage all of you to help them by donating to the Love For Love City Fund.  With all the love that St. John and it’s people given us, let’s give some of that love back to them so they can heal! We couldn’t be prouder to be members of this wonderful tribe of  people called the NO SHOES NATION than we are right now! 

Love to you all, Connie and Michelle

“These are people who live off the sea, who depend on it. They live right there, and it’s gone. Most everyone’s displaced. They are frightened, confused, and they don’t know where help is going to come from. Those lives have changed and will never be the same. Those small islands are hard to get to and they rely on each other to get through what life hands them. For all of them, though, they’ve been where I’ve leaned for emotional and creative support for fifteen years because they are so generous.”

~Kenny Chesney~

Kenny and his team have created a couple of  ways for us to donate to the official Love for Love City Foundation

 

 

‪”Kenny Chesney & Friends Lands Oct. 27‬”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Eric Church’s “When I See This Bar” Leads Live In No Shoes Nation’s Guests 

Nashville, Tenn. — “The thing about making Live in No Shoes Nation,” says 8-time Country Music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney, “is beyond the songs, and the solos, and the raps, it’s really about friendship. That’s how I feel about all those people who’ve come out summer after summer, who’ve lived their lives through these songs, they’re my friends — and it’s how I feel about so many of the heroes and friends I’ve been able to make music with.”

“When I started listening to all the shows we’ve taped over the last 10 years, one thing that struck me is how many friends got up and shared the stage and their talent with me. People make so much of this about business, but to me, it’s about the people you get up and jam with, play songs and have fun. Like No Shoes Nation, the guests here are a massive part of it.”

With a handful of contemporary music’s biggest names, Chesney is well-reflected by the friends who join him on this 30-song set. Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Mac McAnally, Old Dominion, David Lee Murphy, Dave Matthews and Grace Potter are all part of Live in No Shoes Nation. Whether singing their own song, Chesney’s song or a cover, each stamps the moment with their personal style as well as reflecting Chesney’s singular kind of country.

Eric Church provides one of the set’s most riveting tracks, as he joins Chesney for Life On a Rock’s gritty “When I See This Bar.” Recorded live at Gillette Stadium, “When I See This Bar” celebrates that one bar where one lives, loves, finds their way and realizes life is made of the smallest moments which hold the largest truths. 

“Knowing Eric,” Chesney says, “I know that he’s lived every note of this song, the same way I did. Because it’s chasing your music through little local bars, hustling around where the people are right there – and you have to really work for it, that’s when you see how much music can mean. It drives you…”

“And all the people you meet just hanging out in places like that, well, that’s where the best friends are made. You know, they understand everything about who you are, and where you’ve been, and how you live. Eric gets that, and that’s why when he was out with us, it was always the greatest to have him come join us for ‘When I See This Bar’ every night. You can hear in his delivery, he understands — and he means it.”

Starting with a medley featuring Dave Matthews recorded on the final night of 2007’s Flip Flop Summer Tour, Live in No Shoes Nation represents 10 years of stadium shows, bar gigs, beach takeovers and stolen moments. Beyond his friends who appear, Chesney also offers seminal songs from Bruce Springsteen (“One Step Up”) and Guy Clark (“Hemingway’s Whiskey”).

“There’s a lot of love, a lot of heart and a lot of good times on this set,” Chesney says. “And it’s No Shoes Nation who really brings it all to life. When you hear the voices and the cheers, you understand how these relationships have been built to last.”

Live in No Shoes Nation will be released on Blue Chair Bay/Sony Nashville Oct. 27.

‪Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation = New Boston Record‬

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

August 26, 2017

Two Nights, 121,624 People & A Whole Lot of Music

 

Foxboro, MA: Taking 2017 off from his relentless summer touring schedule, Kenny Chesney knew he couldn’t skip Boston. Having become a tradition at Gillette Stadium, the home of the new England Patriots, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year agreed to play two summer-ending stadium shows in the place where No Shoes Nation was named. And what shows they were!

Adding seats four separate times, Chesney took the stage to 121,624 people over two nights with distinctly different set lists. Taking the stage on Friday to “Beer In Mexico,” Chesney clearly responded to the record-breaking crowd with a seven song streak that didn’t break its stride.

“I had waited all summer to get to these shows,” Chesney said Friday. “It takes a lot of focus to make records, but it’s the No Shoes Nation that feeds me. When we started listening to the tapes for the live record, it really struck me how much this music means – and how much the people who come out to these shows feed my soul. There are no words for it… beyond, just, ‘wow.’”

 Wearing a New England Patriots tank top, the crowd spent almost a minute chanting “Kenny! Kenny” following “American Kids.” Stunned by the response, the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” led the crowd through an impromptu chorus before returning to the show. Whether an early classic like “Don’t Happen Twice” or “How Forever Feels,” album cut “Guitars, Tiki Bars & A Whole Lot of Love,” the stadium-lighting “Anything But Mine” or the brand new “All The Pretty Girls,” Chesney connected and took the crowd higher.

 The Boston Globe wrote, “on Friday he was particularly animated, whether boisterous or humbled. He raced around the stage to get a better look at those attendees who crowded into the general-admission ‘sandbar’ up-close; he gazed at the adulatory audience, who were more than ready to finish his verses and give him long ovations,” while The Providence Journal opined, “Chesney proved the ultimate showman and storyteller.”  Foxboro Patch headlined their coverage, “Kenny Chesney And Co. Put Substance Over Style.”

“Obviously, we’re not in stadium mode,” Chesney explained, “so we made the decision to really lean into the music, really put the focus there. We’d not gotten to play these songs – and these two shows were our tour end without the tour!”

On the second night, Chesney brought out his good friend Uncle Kracker for a four-song mini-set that included “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Follow Me,” “Midnight Rider/Cowboy” and “Drift Away.” He also introduced his mother to the crowd to resounding cheers. The emotional high point by far was when Chesney – before playing local favorite “Boston” – reminded the fans of the year prior’s cancer patient who’d not wanted to take her ball cap off, but ended up rubbing bare heads with the songwriter/superstar.

 Kelly Swanson emerged from the sandbar and thanked the No Shoes Nation for the strength and inspiration to carry her through her battle with cancer. She was reunited with Taylor Phelan, the young girl who ran onstage to give Swanson the football helmet Chesney had given her.

 This year’s shows – his 16th and 17th – bring No Shoes Nation’s ticket total to 968,612 since 2005. With her heart on his sleeve and his songs on the lips of New England, Chesney has made New England a second home.

 

“Kenny Chesney Can’t Wait for Boston”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
 

“It’s Been A Year, and I Am So Ready!”

 
FOXBORO, Mass. — When Kenny Chesney hit the parking lot at Gillette Stadium, he could feel his pulse accelerate. After closing his Spread The Love Tour with 121,399 fans over two nights at the home of the New England Patriots, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year hasn’t been on a stadium since. For the man who traditionally plays to upwards of a million fans each year, that kind of absence definitely makes the heart yearn for the connection.
 
“Because I know No Shoes Nation is gearing up for this as much as we are,” Chesney said during a pause in the band’s stadium-sized rehearsal, “I am standing on this T, looking out at the empty Gillette Stadium and hearing all the cheers from last year echo in my head.”

After walking offstage last year, Chesney offered, “This is why we do this, this right here. To play for people who love music so much, who commit so completely to what’s in these songs, who scream and shout and cheer like these fans! When you can find fans like that, you wanna do even better than you think possible… and with the No Shoes Nation, who we named right here, it really does inspire us to reach for new heights, possibilities…”
 
The only country artist to be in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Biggest Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years actually added a few shows to his initial “off year” line-up to be ready for this weekend’s return to Foxboro. With the stage now in, Chesney and team are working to add more seats for his only stadium-sized concerts in 2017.

“I’ve always said: I want everyone to be able to come rock with us who wants to be part of the fun, of the music, of the moment,” Chesney began. “To me, it’s about what we all share together when me and the guys are up on that stage. It’s the music, the people, the emotions. It’s been something we’ve been sharing in Boston since long before we played Gillette for the first time in 2005 – and I think it’s the reason No Shoes Nation got named there, and has a flag waving in the end zone just like all the Superbowl pennants!”
 
With Live in No Shoes Nation, due October 27, capturing a decade’s worth of special moments from the man The Los Angeles Times deemed “The People’s Superstar,” this weekend’s shows should embody all the power, all the passion that multiplies itself when No Shoes Nation sets up its tents, comes together and sings the songs of — as the song “Please Come To Boston” says —   “the man from Tennessee.”

“It’s been a year, and I am so ready,” Chesney raved. “Whoever you are, if you’ve got tickets, come ready to feel this music, to rock hard and have more fun than you’ve had all summer. We’ve saved up all year for this; and the band and I are bringing everything we’ve got! I can’t wait… and it’s now only a matter of hours, not days and weeks!”

“LIVE IN NO SHOES NATION: 30 Tracks Strong”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ALL THE SONGS ON KENNY CHESNEY’S LIVE ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Kenny Chesney pulled out some tapes to listen to his last 10 years of shows, he was immediately struck by the fervor of No Shoes Nation. And the more he listened, the more he wanted to share all these moments with the people who inspire him – and took the songs to a whole other level out on the road.

“You record songs, you put’em on a record,” Chesney marvels. “You know, people think it stops there. Even when it’s on the radio, that’s really between the listener and their life. But when you have people in your life like No Shoes Nation, I’ve come to believe, we figure out what these songs really mean when we get out there on the road and sing’em together!

“So as I was listening to some of these tapes, I decided: they’re as much the people who’ve been coming out to the shows as anybody’s! I shouldn’t be the only one listening – and that sent me down a tube into all these summers out there rocking. When I told the record company how many songs, they thought I’d lost my mind… And that was before we added ‘Young,’ which really started and defined this chapter, to the list!”

Starting where Florida meets Alabama on the Gulf Coast, Live in No Shoes Nation kicks off with over 40,000 strong hearing “Flora-Bama” for the first time, then proceeds through obscure gems, massive hits and intriguing collaborations. For Chesney, it became a sonic document of all the fun, the moments, the rising and falling action of a million+ citizen place without borders: No Shoes Nation.

 “I’ve always said the energy that comes at us, it lifts us up – and really makes us take things even further. Listening, I realized we can’t take that intensity all the way in in the moment,” says the man Los Angeles Times called “the People’s Superstar” of what’s become his next project. “I wondered if everyone who’s come out to one of our shows realizes how incredible they sound; if like us, they’re so in the moment, they had no idea. They’re what makes this music special – and this, to me, was a great way to let them know it.”

With the first recording a medley with Dave Matthews from the close of 2007 Flip Flop Summer Tour, Live in No Shoes Nation pulls rarely played jewels including “I’m Alive,” “Coastal” and the deeply personal “Happy on the Hey Now,” as well as locational homages to Guy Clark with “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and Bruce Springsteen with “One Step Up.” In these quieter moments, the 2016 BMI President’s and CMA Pinnacle Award winner shows his poet’s heart.

Beyond that, there’s the high velocity good feelings that have defined Chesney’s work. Stadium shows, pop-up bar gigs, amphitheaters and the occasional beach takeover; it’s all here. As well as appearances by his friends, co-writers and tour-mates, ranging from Eric Church, Mac McAnally, David Lee Murphy, Old Dominion, Grace Potter, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band.

“No Shoes Nation not only knows no boundaries, we love all kinds of music,” Chesney allows. “It’s why Grace Potter is as loved as Eric Church, why David Lee Murphy gets the same response as Zac Brown and his guys. We love life, we love music and we all really love each other!”

TRACK LISTING
Kenny Chesney: Live in No Shoes Nation
To be released: October 27, 2017

Flora–Bama

Summertime

Big Star (with Taylor Swift)

Boston

When I See This Bar (with Eric Church)

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

Anything But Mine

Down The Road (with Mac McAnally)

Guitars And Tiki Bars

Hemingway’s Whiskey

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (with Zac Brown Band)

I’m Alive

Save It for a Rainy Day (with Old Dominion)

Pirate Flag

Somewhere With You

I Go Back

One Step Up

American Kids

You And Tequila (with Grace Potter)

Young

There Goes My Life

Out Last Night

Dust On The Bottle (with David Lee Murphy)

Coastal

The Boys of Fall

Noise

Old Blue Chair

The Joker / Three Little Birds (with Dave Matthews)

Happy on the Hey Now

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