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.
Kenny Chesney Fan Club IHEARTRADIO Ticket Giveaway April 24, 2013 Clear Channel is hosting an exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Party -
featuring a never-been-done-before one hour live conversation and
listening session with Kenny Chesney in the iHeartRadio Theater in New York
City on April 29 at 1 p.m. EST.
Las Vegas: When Kenny Chesney rolled into Las Vegas to celebrate the
4th Anniversary of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state of the art
concert room The Joint - which Chesney had joined legendary Paul
McCartney, Bon Jovi and the Killers for their opening run of shows - he
wanted to do something special to mark the event. Beyond scaling his
stadium-sized show to fit in the most intimate room his tour will play,
one with site lines being no more than 300 feet from the stage, the high
energy performer knew it was going to take a little something more to
dazzle the crowd used to having the best of everything.
New York: As Kenny Chesney begins ramping up for the April 30 release
of his highly personal Life On A Rock, he's lining-out his television
appearances. The first show he wanted to lock up was "Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon," because the 4 time Academy of Country Music and 4 time
Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year had a vision: beyond
performing "Pirate Flag," he wanted to play "Spread The Love," the song
he co-wrote with the Wailers Band, with Fallon's musically progressive
band The Roots.
Ft Lauderdale: With a sea turtle protection curfew of 9:30 on South
Lauderdale Beach, Kenny Chesney rocked the Tortuga Music Festival like
only he can. In addition to a packed house on-site, the public access
was filled with thousands, people hung out of hotel and condo windows
and over 60 boats anchored just off the coast for Chesney's two hour set
as the sun disappeared.