E. Rutherford, NJ: Kenny Chesney hit Manhattan hard - with a bring on
the sun "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series performance in
Central Park Friday morning, followed by a sold out show for 53,461
shrieking country fans at Met-Life Stadium on Saturday night. With two
appearances on People.com and a photo session with iconic rock
photographer Danny Clinch, Chesney made the most of his time in New
Bangor, Maine: Madonna does it... Gaga does it... Beyonce does
it...But Kenny Chesney? Almost two decades on the road, the 4-time Country
Music Entertainer of the Year and 4 consecutive Academy of Country
Music Entertainer of the Year has never done a costume change... Until
Atlanta, Georgia: On the heels of announcing he would not tour in 2014
to concentrate on making his next album, Kenny Chesney rolled into
Atlanta strong - rocking 49,302 fans and having the time of his life at
the Georgia Dome stop on his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour. In addition to
sets by tourmates Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown came out
- after a killer set by his own band - to join Chesney for a jam on
Steve Miller's classic "The Joker" and Bob Marley & the Wailers'
"Three Little Birds"
VA: When Kenny Chesney started thinking about debuting the intimate and
deeply personal video for "When I See This Bar," he knew he wanted to
take the clip somewhere that wasn't obvious. The largely man and his
guitar performance piece is filled by locations he knows by heart, and
the fact almost everyone has these same places in their own lives, he
wanted to premiere where anyone who's ever had friends, grown up, lost
people they cared about and celebrated their little victories could
experience the clip.
Burbank, CA: Kenny Chesney has always had a sentimental side, which echoes in "I Go Back," "You & Tequila," "There Goes My Life," even the raucous "Keg In The Closet." So with "The Tonight Show" entering its final months, the singer/songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee knew it was the perfect place to perform his introspective "When I See This Bar" for Jay Leno on July 22.
GAC cameras follow Kenny Chesney to Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa,
Jacksonville, St. John, and Barbados as he kicks off his No Shoes Nation
tour. This exclusive special features a variety of performances,
interaction with fans, and a glimpse at how Kenny created his own
Kansas City: Though the song says, "There's something sexy 'bout the
rain," Kenny Chesney has had more than his share of it since a tropical
storm forced him to cancel a show at Dallas' Pizza Hut stadium in 2009.
So when the torrential rain started falling, the songwriter/entertainer
from Luttrell, Tennessee kept close watch on the weather; ultimately,
delaying the start time by 30 minutes.
Nashville: Maybe it's the 19 stadiums... Or the fact that it started in
March... But when the tour accountant for the 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour
did his tally last weekend, he couldn't believe his eyes. Here, in the
second weekend of June, Kenny Chesney had already sold over a million
tickets! The man The Wall Street Journal has hailed as "The King of the
Road" has sold 1,089,000 tickets - and is still selling!
Nashville: There's no nation like the No Shoes Nation, built upon
friendship, loving life and music that captures who you are. When Great
American Country approached Kenny Chesney about developing a long form
piece about where he is in his career, he agreed - figuring he could
balance the introspection of the songs on his Life On A Rock with his
high energy stadium shows, as well as celebrate the people he loves the
most: his fans.
Nashville: Though Kenny Chesney wrote the songs on his 7th Billboard
#1 all-genre Top 200 Albums debut Life On A Rock for himself - and the
people who lived those moments with him, the pensive songwriter has been
surprised by the response the deeply personal collection has garnered.
Glowing reviews in The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain
Dealer and Boston Globe showed the handful of songs resonated far from
the place they were born.
Seattle, WA: Kenny Chesney doesn't just play NFL Stadiums, the man
recently deemed "The King of the Road" by The Wall Street Journal is
also known to play with the NFL teams as he makes his way across the
nation. In preparation for his Saturday, June 1 show at the CenturyLink
Field, Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll invited the 4-time Country Music
Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of
the Year to join the team for their Friday practice.
New York, NY: As Memorial Day Weekend kicked off, the Wall Street
Journal proclaimed Kenny Chesney "The King of the Road" for his
unprecedented ticket sales over the past decade. Now as everyone returns
to work, PEOPLE Country names Chesney "Country's Hottest Guy" on their
upcoming cover, which hits newsstands May 31.
Milwaukee: The Miller Stadium show anticipation - for artist and fans
-- was palpable, as the No Shoes Nation Tour drew 43,314 strong to the
stadium, which has not hosted a concert since 2010. As The Milwaukee
Journal Sun noted in early in its review: "this felt like the kind of
event people have been dying to enjoy for months."
Malibu: In 2007, Kenny Chesney was a regular at the Paradise Cove Beach
Café along the Pacific Ocean. So when Entertainment Weekly suggested
meeting the songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee for three rounds, he
knew right where to go! Captured on a rare afternoon off, Chesney talked
of the discipline and focus it takes to maintain ten years at the top,
his eternal youth, playing poker with Willie Nelson and the impact one
of the family from Sandy Hook had on the eight time Academy of Country
Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year.
Boston: When the Wailers asked Kenny Chesney to help them finish a song
they'd recorded in Jamaica years ago, he never thought that song would
mean more than a positive message for those who heard it and an
incredible memory in a life of amazing musical collaborations. But when
Kenny Chesney - like so many Americans - watched the footage of the
Boston Marathon bombings, he knew what he wanted to do: literally
"Spread the Love."
Nashville: Kenny Chesney didn't know what he'd found the first time he
went to the Virgin Islands for a video shoot. But over the next 15
years, he found a harbor in the craziness, friends he would have far
beyond stardom and a place that grounded him in the beauty of the ocean,
the shore and the national parks. Over time, all that would inspire him
to write a lot of songs for himself and his friends; now a handful of
those songs have become Life On A Rock, which arrives April 30.