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“Friday Is No Shoes Nation Day”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Kenny Chesney Live in No Shoes Nation 

The Definitive Document of the Last Decade Hits This Friday

Nashville, Tenn. — Denver. Asbury Park. Dallas. Atlanta. Tampa. Green Bay. Perdido Key. Austin. Foxboro. Just some of the places and voices that populate Live in No Shoes Nation, Kenny Chesney’s second live album – and one that documents his rise as the nation’s leading stadium headliner. Beyond the massive stadium shows, LiNSN is laced with intimate performances, special guests and songs that have only been performed a handful of times.

“When we came off the road, I started listening to the last 10 years of shows,” Chesney says of the double disc, 30-song set. “What struck me, beyond how much the band has evolved, was the passion of No Shoes Nation! They’re the reason for all of this; why we start rehearsals in January and building sets in the fall, why I give up pasta and every other thing that I love to eat… we want to be ready when it’s time to hit the stage.”

“And listening to show after show, the one thing that never changes is the intensity of the fans. I figure if they’re as caught up in the moment as me and the guys are, they have no idea how awesome they sound. So in many ways, this set is about letting them hear what we get to plug into every single night.”

Starting with the medley of Steve Miller’s “Space Cowboy” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” with Dave Matthews at the final show of 2007’s Flip Flop Summer, Chesney has patched a collection that traces the hits, the album cuts and the friendships he’s built over the past few years. Whether it’s playing “Flora-Bama” to a packed beach on the Alabama/Florida state line or the hushed one-time only “I’m Alive” from a sold-out, three night stand at Red Rocks, the collection shows the Read More! »

‪”Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun‬”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

EIGHTEEN Major Stadiums Are First 2018 Tour Announcement

Pre-Sales Begin Today, General Sales Begin October 27

Nashville, Tenn. —With Live from No Shoes Nation, the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live, hitting streets Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney’s ready to get back to the fans. After a few weeks’ progress working with various organizations to deal with the devastation in the Virgin Islands, the 8-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year announces the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.

“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”

Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can. Joining him for this year’s trip around the sun will be Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), ACM Best New Group and CMA double nominee Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and breaking through artist/songwriter Brandon Lay (“Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers”).

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by the The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.

Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun.

Dates for Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour

with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay

April 21                       Raymond James Stadium                                Tampa, FL

April 28                       Miller Park                                                      Milwaukee, WI

May 5                          US Bank Stadium                                           Minneapolis, MN

May 19                        AT&T Stadium                                               Arlington, TX

May 26                        Mercedes-Benz Stadium                                 Atlanta, GA

June 2                          Heinz Field                                                      Pittsburgh, PA

June 9                          Lincoln Financial Field                                    Philadelphia, PA

June 16                        Mapfre Stadium                                              Columbus, OH

June 23                        Chase Field                                                     Phoenix, AZ

June 30                        Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Denver, CO

July 7                          Centurylink Field                                            Seattle, WA.

July 14                        Arrowhead Stadium                                        Kansas City, MO

July 21                        Busch Stadium                                                Saint Louis, MO

July 28                        Soldier Field                                                    Chicago, IL

August 4                     Ford Field                                                       Detroit, MI

August 11                   Nissan Stadium                                               Nashville, TN

August 18                   MetLife Stadium                                             East Rutherford, NJ

August 24                   Gillette Stadium                                               Foxboro, MA

(Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, the Brothers Osborne + Brandon Lay)

Kenny Chesney Hits No. 1 with “All The Pretty Girls”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

 

Cosmic Hallelujah Single Captures the Essence of Coming of Age

30th No. 1 Connects Country Radio, Music Lovers + People of ALL Ages

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Kenny Chesney heard “All The Pretty Girls,” he recognized a song that captured the surging desire for now, the will to find someone who truly understands and the inherent anxiety that prefaces coming of age. Like “Young,” the breakthrough smash from No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, the complexity of all that rushing desire is a pretty simple thing, one that Chesney knows only too well.
 
And with an urgent take on “All The Pretty Girls,” it was only a matter of time until America got swept up into the rush that is a song that pivots on pretty girls, lost boys and being home for the summer. As summer turns to fall, “All The Pretty Girls” becomes the cherry on top of the chart – landing at No. 1 and giving the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee his 30th chart-topper.
 
“There are those songs you just know,” Chesney says of the guitar-driven up song that tracks the ritual of returning from school and reconnecting with an urgency of knowing this time together is so limited. “Everyone’s been there. Everyone’s wanted to make the most of a few weeks, to chase after some girl or some guy – and few things will ever make you feel that alive again. The guys who played on this track really bottled up that rush, and got it on the record.”

In that desire to tap into the song’s authenticity, earlier this summer, Chesney offered a scholarship to a middle Tennessee college student who created a video for the song. Though unorthodox, Jessica Martinez’s clip – shot on location in Virginia – traced a young man’s pursuit and summer romance with a local girl with wonder and the swerve of perfectly curving moments.
 
“It’s easy to forget about the innocence of being young and being so caught up in what you’re doing every night, who you’re with, falling in love,” Chesney offers. “That’s what made this song special: it’s everything being that age, chasing girls and the night is made of. It’s why I wanted someone who was living it to make the video, and it’s why I think people responded to the song: it felt real, and free, and alive.”
 
For the No. 1 off Cosmic Hallelujah, it marks a second chart-topping song on one of Chesney’s most creatively ambitious albums in a career that’s seen him win the Country Music Association Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Single of the Year and duet with Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Mac McAnally, Uncle Kracker and Grace Potter, as well as color outside the lines with “American Kids,” “Noise” and the chart-topping “Setting The World On Fire” with P!NK.

“Music to me is the place where life truly lives,” Chesney explains. “When a song is right, when you can really feel it, there’s no denying the passion or the heart. If there’s one thing that sets No Shoes Nation apart, it’s how much they feel things and how hard the respond. ‘All The Pretty Girls’ is everything they’re made of; the response – and this No. 1 – once again prove it.”

“The Sandbar Stager”

“Sandbar Stager” is a term that we use for someone that has been known to arrive at the stadium, amphitheater or arena of a Kenny Chesney show several hours before the gates open.

    

These awesome No Shoes Nation members take getting that perfect spot on the “T” very serious. They will get to the venue and “camp out” for hours. Some do it up right with coolers and chairs! Making friends and exchanging holding spots in line for a bathroom break or a trip for food or refreshments is a must! Hey after all, everyone is your friend in the No Shoes Nation right? It is kind of becoming the pre-party before the show! Even taking in a name of it’s own, “Line-gating”. Both Connie and Michelle pick their battles, so not every show do we take the title of “Sandbar Stager.” It really depends on the venue and the people we go with as to whether we take on the challenge of waiting in line before the show. There is no doubt that we have met some “professionals” on this adventure and let’s just say… Kathy, Jennifer, Chris and Deborah Jane… are all “Rock Stars!”

Here are a few of their tips:

“Bring a cheap $8 throw away camping chair if you plan on doing it for hours and a throw away cooler. Make friends with the people around you and form a coalition with them so that you go in together and guard each other’s spots. Lol.” – Chris K.

“Bring cards or something to kill time while talking to others that you don’t mind pitching so you don’t carry them all night. Have a “runner” or buddy that can get drinks/give bathroom breaks/etc. Avoid bringing a purse or bag that need searched (at least 1 person in your group). “ – Jennifer M.

“Get there ridiculously early. Take cheap folding chairs and a Styrofoam cooler stuffed with cold drinks and snacks. Make friends so someone holds your space in line to go pee. Pack sunscreen and ball cap.” – Deborah Jane P.

“Get up really really early and go scout out the entrance area.  Not necessarily to line up that early but to #1 make sure no one else is starting to line up already and to see where the sandbar line up will be. Mentally prepare for a very long day and be prepared for any conditions such as cold, hot or rainy.  The sandbar is not for the weary at heart…comfortable shoes and dress is vital…It’s not about being cute (unless you are young :-). It’s about duration! Make friends with everyone around you…..if you need to leave to go get food or restroom break you want to have someone hold your spot. And by taking time to meet those around you, you’ll be amazed about how many cool, unique, amazing people there are in this world.  Some of the most amazing people I am friends with today started in a sandbar line.” – Kathy L.

  

 We hope with those good tips from the pro’s your mad dash to the “T” once they open the gates might have made your wait more tolerable, maybe even fun! Which is always what it is supposed to be about! FUN & MUSIC! You can send us a message with your tips and idea’s anytime! We love hearing all about your experiences as a “Sandbar Stager!” We hope to see you in line, up against the “T” or somewhere in the sun!

Connie & Michelle

“Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City is His ONLY Official Charity”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria’s Severe Impact on the USVI/BVI

Virgin Islands Relief Fund Identifying Local Needs + Responding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Kenny Chesney went to the Virgin Islands 20 years ago, he had no idea the Saints would become an integral part of his life. But over the last two decades, the songwriter has lived as a local – and made many friends across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. In the spirit of local community, Chesney began Love for Love City to identify pressing local needs, create opportunities for companies to donate supplies, food, physical goods or transport and people to contribute to the ongoing rebuilding of the islands.

“Getting supplies in is hard. Finding places for workers to stay is even harder now that Hurricane Maria has done so much damage to St. Croix,” Chesney says. “Because it’s so hard to get even the basic supplies in, let alone the news media, people really aren’t seeing how devastating these hurricanes have been.”

Chesney personally has sent planeloads of food, water, medical supplies, generators, tools, clothes, tarps and camping equipment. He has also taken many people and their pets off the islands to the mainland in an attempt to lessen the strain on supplies across the various islands.

Currently vetting various local and national relief organizations, Love for Love City seeks to insure the money and materials generated get to the people who truly need them. “With all the crisis across the country, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed, or to respond to the first person who reaches out. In St. John and the other surrounding islands, there is so much more to the needs than just materials. We have to get the equipment necessary there… We need to figure out how to shelter workers rebuilding the community… We have to understand, too, that entire communities have been wiped out.

“Food? Water? Medical care? These things are all in an emergency state. That’s where we have to start… and it’s going to take time, careful thought and making some good decisions. But the number of meetings, calls and conferences I’ve been in or on over the last several days? It’s an education, but it’s also part of doing this is in a way that will matter. Right now, making sure the people in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands aren’t forgotten in all the other equally troubling stories is critical.”

Chesney cautions people who wish to help to be careful of all charities claiming to be affiliated with or through his name, or any of the entities he is affiliated with. Love for Love City is the sole charity Chesney is working through – and all resources collected will be distributed through Love for Love City after proper evaluation.

Love for Love City:
The fund will support and give to local and national 501(c)3 charities aligned with our mission of getting relief where it’s needed, immediately and ongoing in the Virgin Islands. Love for Love City Foundation is a fund of Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 publicly supported charity registered with the IRS. Contributions can be made at http://bit.ly/LoveforLoveCity.

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