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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.

“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 Read More! »

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