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“Kenny Seeks World’s Best Bars at the End of the World”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Somewhere in the Wind —  Kenny Chesney is known for his ability to kick back almost as hard as the 8-time Entertainer of the Year works. In that mode, he’s traveled the world, sailed the seas and drunk more than his share of frosty beverages in remote locations.
With Cosmic Hallelujah, Chesney captured that ethos with “Bar At The End of the World,” a sweeping mid-tempo song about the kind of laidback place where “the house drink is a beautiful thing called Make Me Disappear.” An artist who’s always sought to bring the fans along, the East Tennessean now seeks to pull real life into his song.
“I go to some very soulful, awesome places with my friends, where I make friends – and where, yes, I get to disappear,” Chesney marvels. “And knowing the No Shoes Nation, it always felt like I should take them along when I’m hanging out. So with ‘Bar At The End of the World’ on this album, it felt like the perfect excuse to do a series on No Shoes Radio, highlighting these incredible bars where people come together to kick back, hang out, laugh and love life.”
Eleven made the first wave – and they’re going to be rolling in again throughout the summer. Mexico, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Daytona, Delray Beach, Maine, Key West and beyond, these are bars with that special magic. Starting at noon on Mondays, there’s a daily chance to escape into these refuges of the soul at different times each day.
“When you find one of those places where time melts and you find friends, whether you’ve met them or not,” Chesney explains. “That’s what all these bars at the end of the world have in common: this instant familiar, instant fun, instant chill factor. I’ve been lucky enough to sample some of the very best places, now you can come along, too.”
Kicking the series off at the FloraBama, there on the Florida/Alabama line, No Shoes Radio gets right into the thick of the music, the madness, the people and the vibe. Soak up the atmosphere and Hawaiian feel at Mama’s Fish House in Maui and the history in Kenny’s shoes at Sloppy Joes in Key West. Get personal with Sammy Hagar at Cabo Wabo in Mexico and local at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray Beach, Florida. Feel the boardwalk and glory of the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey and get intimate at Allison’s Restaurant in Maine. Wherever the wind blows, No Shoes Radio will take you there for an hour of good music, good cheer and a vacation without leaving your radio.
Headlining Myrtle Beach, S.C.’s Carolina Country Fest on June 10 and Columbus, Ohio’s Buckeye Country Superfest June 11, Chesney is spending 2017 lying low. With the SiriusXM world-premiered video for the Cosmic Hallelujah album track “Rich & Miserable,” this series on No Shoes Radio and the brand new “All The Pretty Girls,” the  man The Los Angeles Times called, “The People’s Superstar” keeps making music and breaking ground.For more information on Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, please visit kennychesney.com/noshoesradio, or tune into SiriusXM channel 57.

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“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 »

“Shari, Kathy and Mac”

There is more to Welcome To The Sandbar than our love of Kenny Chesney and his music. We also have some pretty amazing corresponding No Shoes Nation members that go to so many great shows. We love to share those experiences with you all. One show that was special was Mac McAnally in Tampa a few weeks ago. Since Michelle and Connie couldn’t go, Sandbar Girls Shari and Kathy were gracious enough to take some video and tell us all about their night with Mac. If you are not familiar with Mac here is a little bio on him and his connection to Kenny…

Mac McAnally has been releasing albums since he was 20 years old. He’s experienced the thrill of topping the singles charts, in a duet recording of his composition “Down the Road” and “Back Where I Come From” with longtime pal Kenny. Jimmy Buffet is his longest running co-writing relationship,and is  a longtime member of Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. 

                  

Kathy… “The night was amazing! Very small venue… intimate setting… very small tables that sat 4 people to a table. Maybe only 150 people. Shari and I were lucky enough to be Read more »

“Kenny & Stagecoach”

Above Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

It is pretty amazing when you get some awesome pictures texted to you from California Stagecoach Festival at 3:00 am and you happen to be awake… Well that is fate! Our buddy Greg said he would keep us posted and he kept his promise! Even videos… what a bonus! Especially one where Kenny is singing “Setting The World On Fire” with a little girl! How about Kenny jumping around in his grey board shorts, ball cap and a t-shirt. He was as comfortable as ever taking over the Stagecoach audience! He seemed happy and full of energy. One review from a writer for The Press-Enterprise stated… “Instead of cutting out early to beat the traffic to get to work on Monday, the majority of the fans stuck around to see Chesney. Sporting a simple baseball cap and a pair of shorts, Chesney delivered a set similar to the ones he had been touring on last summer, coming out with “Beer in Mexico,” “Reality,” “Til It’s Gone,” “Summertime” and got fans swaying along to “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.”

We took the time to put the pictures Greg sent us with a video in a slide show for you all.

For the next few weeks we will highlight some of the video clips he sent us on our Facebook page as well. A huge thank you to Greg Cox!!!

A shout out to Jen Anderson who kept track of the the songs Kenny performed throughout the night. We are truly blessed to have such great No Shoes Nation friends that keep us posted from the shows we all can’t go to!

“Stagecoach Set List”
AC/DC opening
Beer In Mexico
Reality
Til It’s Gone
Summertime
Pirate Flag
No Shoes No Shirt No Problems
Somewhere With You
I Go Back
Anything But Mine
Save It For A Rainy Day
Living In Fast Forward
Young
Noise
American Kids
Setting The World On Fire
You And Tequila
How How Forever Feels
Don’t Happen Twice
Encore: Tractor

Kenny Chesney’s “Rich and Miserable”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Friday, April 28, 2017
 SiriusXM World Premiere; Album Cut Gets Major Video

John C. McGinley Offers Life Wisdom

Nashville, Tenn. — It started with the blind promos. Snippets of John C. McGinley delivering a speech in a college lecture hall, challenging the notion of what has value, how one defines happiness, what really makes you rich. They began popping up on SiriusXM’s homepage, The Highway and Y2K Country with only the tag “World Video Premiere,” along with a date (Friday, 4/28/17) and a time (10 a.m. EST).
 
Nothing more than the intriguing pieces of a lecture, and a plain page. What it was about remained to be seen, and that was the intention of Kenny Chesney, who’s spent his last two album cycles doing the unlikely and the unpredictable.
 
That inclination continues, as the man The Los Angeles Times deemed “The People’s Superstar” made a full-budget video for “Rich and Miserable,” an album track from Cosmic Hallelujah, teasing its world premiere with no mention of the song or the artist. Teaming with SiriusXM for the rollout, it marked another first: a world premiere on the satellite radio platform as Chesney created a new dynamic for videos.

“I think there’s so much more to what goes on a record than radio can play,” Chesney says of the decision, “and some songs need to be heard. For ‘Rich and Miserable,’ it felt like it was addressing so many of the things we’re sold and told – about what makes us happy, or we’re supposed to want, or are expected to do. I didn’t want that message getting lost, so we decided to skip a video on some of the singles and do this instead.”

“But what was even better,” he continues, “is that the people we work with at SiriusXM understood doing this was about the message. They allowed us to break out what the song was about without Read more »

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