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“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

“Kenny Chesney Wants to Send You to College”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Thursday, June 22, 2017

 “All The Pretty Girls & Lonely Boys” Can Compete for $5000 Scholarship
 Create a Video for Cosmic Hallelujah’s “All The Pretty Girls” + WIN

Nashville, Tenn.—When it was time for a video for Kenny Chesney’s “All The Pretty Girls,” from Cosmic Hallelujah, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of the Road” could’ve gone the usual route. But in thinking about the song’s spirit and his own wild college days, it dawned on him: take “All The Pretty Girls” to the people living it, and have them make the video.
 
“The best moments of being young and having fun should be captured,” says the songwriter from East Tennessee. “But nobody ever talks to the people who are right in the moment of living it about this kind of thing. Rather than look back, we oughta just go to the people living it.”
 
Knowing how many young people come to Tennessee trying to get close to the dream, Chesney decided to reach out to the students at Nashville’s Belmont and Middle Tennessee State Universities, both schools with strong engagement in the music industry and invite them to create his next music video. And the winning entry – chosen by a blue-ribbon panel from Sony Nashville, CMT: Country Music Television and Chesney’s team – will receive a $5000 scholarship, as well as having their video world premiere on CMT: Country Music Television.
 
Any student at Belmont University or Middle Tennessee State University may submit a video they’ve created for the song. Lyric, live action, notion, animation or something we’ve never thought of. As Chesney says, “Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how ‘All The Pretty Girls’ looks, feels, and resolves.”
 
For Chesney, who world-debuted the John C. McGinley pre-ambled album cut “Rich & Miserable” on the SiriusXM platform, seeking different ways to consider video speaks to his desire to create innovation in how supporting music is done. Now he wants to engage young filmmakers, music lovers and communicators to offer both a scholarship and a platform for their work to be seen.
 
“I remember driving over the state line to West Virginia, playing in a restaurant, breaking down, driving back and parking in the music store lot, so I could turn in the sound system and get to class,” Chesney says. “When you have a dream, you’ll do whatever it takes. I’d like to bring some college students a little bit closer than I got… and I can’t wait to see the creativity everyone brings to this song.”
 
“All The Pretty Girls” is the latest single from Chesney’s No. 1 Cosmic Hallelujah. Belmont and MTSU students can click here: www.KennyChesneyAllThePrettyGirls.com. Contest deadline is July 23. Winner will be announced July 31.
 
“I wanna help a student filmmaker with school,” Chesney says. “And I want to give people a chance to get creative this summer.”

“Kenny Chesney Does It Again”

Another Amazing Time With Kenny Chesney

With Michelle unable to attend the Carolina Country Music Fest with Connie, us Sandbar girls had to make the difficult decision to sell both tickets or should Connie invite someone else? One phone call later we started planning the weekend in South Carolina with our best Sandbar girl Shari! We had to meet our other Sandbar girl Jennifer for a great time on the beach. Right?

You buy/plan these trips/tickets so many months away it really does seem like a dream when you realize you are standing 2 feet from the end of the stage and know in a few hours Kenny will be right up there singing some of his best music. People don’t  seem to understand why we all go to so many of the “same” Kenny Chesney concerts. Well, that’s just it… they are not all the “same” shows. This one certainly turned out to be Read more »

“Kenny Takes Home Some Billboard Awards”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
May 21, 2017
 

Kenny Chesney Wins 2 BILLBOARD Music Awards

Top Country Tour & Top Country Collaboration with P!nk

 
Las Vegas, NV — Before the show even started, Kenny Chesney picked up two of the three Billboard Music Awards he’s nominated for: Top Country Tour and Top Country Collaboration “Setting The World On Fire,” the multiple week No. 1 duet with P!nk. Only missing his 3rd nomination later in the night. Top Country Song went to Florida Georgia Line with H.O.L.Y. , the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee talks about receiving these awards and what it means to him.
 
“Winning Best Country Tour makes me happy for my entire road family, from the band, the riggers, the caterers, the people selling the tickets and t-shirts, and for everyone who’s worked one of our shows last year who made their town feel like another hometown,” Chesney responded to the news he’d bested Luke Bryan and the Dixie Chicks for the award. “Obviously, we take our show really seriously. People give us a piece of their summer, and we want Read more »

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