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“David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Crack The Top 40”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

“Everything’s Going To Be Alright” Hits A Magic Mark in Two Weeks!


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  When times are tough, a good ole boy’ll figure out how to stay sane – and then write a song about it. But for David Lee Murphy, he took things a step further when he wrote “Everything’s Gonna To Be Alright.” Rather than just write it and pitch it, Murphy went into the studio and recorded it with his good friend Kenny Chesney.

The finding grace in a tough place, the mid-tempo song, with its drop-down shuffle that flows into a reggae undertow on the chorus, cracked the Country Top 40 just two weeks after add-date. Moving from 44 to 37 with a bullet on the Billboard chart, “Alright” leaps from 52 to 39 with a bullet on Mediabase.

“I knew when I heard it, it was a big ole hit,” says duet partner and co-producer Chesney. “And as much as I would’ve loved to have had it for one of my records, I was happy when David Lee said he wanted to cut it. He deserves to have a song as good as this… and I was, as I know I’ve said, really happy that he asked me to sing on it with him, because some songs just feel good going down.”

The guy Chesney calls “the original hillbilly rock star” is no stranger to great songs. Over the last dozen years or so, he’s penned No. 1s for Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor,” “The Only Way I Know”), Thompson Square (the Grammy-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”), Jake Owen (“Anywhere With You”) and Chesney (“Living In Fast Forward,” “Live a Little,” “Til It’s Gone”).

With the No. 1 “Dust on the Bottle” and 1995’s Most Played Song “Party Crowd,” the songwriter from Southern Illinois established a way of writing that gave regular lives desirability. That accessibility has long been an earmark of Murphy’s writing, and it certainly defines “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”

Murphy says of the song’s origins, “You watch the news, it’s rough. You can get caught up in that, or step back and trust life. Sometimes, a deep breath changes everything.”

Mostly, the percolating duet feels good. “Alright” suggests the solace of seeking balance to get through what life hands you may not be the worst idea in a world of urgent news cycles, the ever-quickening tech universe and often increasing workloads.

The lead track from Murphy’s upcoming No Zip Code, co-produced by Chesney, Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Merle Haggard) and Murphy, has arrived just in the nick of time. For those who like their country chill, with a dash of reggae, “Alright” is a sweet spot in a crazy space. 

After two weeks, landing in the Top 40 is a good start as the holidays arrive. Whether it’s your in-laws, your outlaws, work, traffic, or worse, when you start to flinch, just turn up the radio and exhale. 

“Jimmy, Kenny, Toby & Jake Spread Hurricane Relief Love Through Music”

The Sandbar & No Shoes Nation Represented in Tallahassee For Hurricane Relief!


Wow! It seems every time we throw a pre-party or tailgate, we walk away more amazed at how blessed we are to be a part of The No Shoes Nation.

While tailgating before the hurricane relief concert we were able to throw an amazing raffle with the help of Blue Chair Bay, some special crafty NSN friends and even a displaced St. Johnian! With their donations we put together some great prizes to raise money for Kenny’s Love For Love City Foundation! Almost $1,600 later it looks like it was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that helped us pull that off! It will be an honor to donate that money on behalf of The No Shoes Nation!

During our tailgate we had a special visit from a close friend of the Sandbar, Jon Anthony from No Shoes Radio. He came to see what our raffle was all about! He told us that during a live interview with Kenny backstage, Kenny mentioned how proud he was of the No Shoes Nation for having all these “mini” fundraiser’s for his foundation and how much it means to the rebuilding of the Virgin Islands. Jon said that after the interview it was ironic that Kenny mentioned all the fundraising events, because he knew he was gonna be heading to the tailgates to check on a big party that some of his friends were having at their tailgate to raise money for Love For Love City! When he arrived to our tailgate he was taken back at how awesome it was to see 1st hand what the No Shoes Nation is capable of doing! After our live Read More! »

‪”David Lee Murphy Is “Alright” at 50 Stations‬”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

No. 1 Most Added Track at Radio, features Good Pal Kenny Chesney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —   It’s been a long time since David Lee Murphy went to country radio, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing down the man Kenny Chesney calls “the Original Hillbilly Rock Star.” With “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” arriving at country radio, the man known for the No. 1s “Party Crowd” and “Dust on the Bottle” scores the week’s No. 1 Most Added Song.

“It’s crazy, but it’s awesome,” says Murphy. “We all believed in this song. Heck, Kenny came in and sang on it with me – because it felt so good. When we listened to the playback, we thought we had something. Hearing we had 50 stations, it lets you know people do hear what you hear.”

“When David Lee sent me the song,” Chesney offers with a laugh, “it was such a great groove, it hooked me immediately. But what it says – and how it said it – is one of those sentiments for the times. We can all benefit from slowing down and trying to break the momentum, trust the universe and let go of what’s got a hold of us.”

Evidently, country radio shares the sentiment. Fifty radio stations across America took the lead, adding “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” to their playlists – and making the gently churning song that features both Murphy and Chesney the most added record in the nation this week.

“It feels good,” the songwriter from Southern Illinois says. “To know my music is hitting that kind of place in people’s hearts… That’s the reason I Read More! »

“Kenny Chesney Live in No Shoes Nation is #1”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

219,000 Is 8th #1 Billboard 200 Bow, 15th Country Album

Biggest Live Country Album Debut of This Century

Somewhere in No Shoes Nation — When Kenny Chesney started listening to show tapes from the last decade, it was just to relive some special moments from a life lived largely on the road. But the more he listened, the more he was struck by what he heard coming back from the other side of the footlights. It was the fans – known as the No Shoes Nation – who knocked him out track after track, summer after summer. And with that knowledge Live in No Shoes Nation came to life.

“It’s such a rush to hear No Shoes Nation in full force,” Chesney says. “As fast as the nights go down, I didn’t even realize how good they sound – and the energy, the heart and the voices are awesome in the moment – so I wanted to make sure they got to hear what I was hearing during my year off.”

To heighten that connection between the live experience and these recordings, Chesney opted to make the physical recordings available to anyone purchasing a ticket to next summer’s Trip Around the Sun 2018 stadium shows. As the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, in spite of only becoming a true headliner in 2002, Chesney has been called “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by Los Angeles Times for his ability to connect at the stadium level for the last dozen years.

“It is about the connection,” he says. “Before the people ever get close, I’m sitting at the farthest point from the stage feeling how far it is from where I’ll Read More! »

“Kenny Chesney Teams with David Lee Murphy”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

David Lee Murphy Arrives at Radio with “Alright”

Lead Track from No Zip Code Teams w Friend  Kenny Chesney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  When David Lee Murphy decided to go into the studio with his pal Kenny Chesney, he thought it would be fun to cut some tracks and drill down on a sound he created that was long on roadhouse, big on fun and built on solid songwriting. A few tracks led to a few more, and the good friends – along with co-producer Buddy Cannon — realized they had a really good album on their hands.

Today, people can get their first taste of No Zip Code, an album two years and a couple upgrades in the making. “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” is a song for the times, stretched too thin, worried more than is healthy and ultimately realizing and embracing life’s inevitable leveling. With a shuffling groove, an attenuated pre-chorus and just enough reggae lift on the chorus, “Alright” may be a hymn for finding the balance to get through whatever is in front of you.

“You watch the news, and look around… it’s a tough world,” the man known for No. 1 “Dust on the Bottle” and popular song “Party Crowd” says of the song. “You know, you can lean into all of that, or you can step back and trust life. When you do that, it makes it easier to take a deep breath and roll with everything that’s going on around you.”

“I knew when I heard the song how good it was,” Chesney marvels. “And I knew David Lee had to cut it. I’m just lucky he let me sing on it.”

Chesney is – and always has been — a big fan of Murphy. As he says, “David Lee is the original hillbilly rock star. He can dig in, drill down and Read More! »

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