After breaking records -- often his own -- at many of his Big Revival Tour stops this year, Kenny woke up to five CMA nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for The Big Revival, Single and Song of the Year for American Kids and Vocal Event for Wild Child with Grace Potter.
Im just starting to get the sound of diesel engines out of my ears, and now theres a whole other kinda roaring in my head, Kenny said with a laugh when reached with the news, It seems like we just wrapped two incredible nights in Boston, and now this kinda news? It makes me feel like these songs, this music and the No Shoes Nation are just getting started.
Kenny also received an additional two nominations for co-producing on the Album and Single of the Year nominations. I want to believe music matters and finding songs that really hook into peoples lives and lift them up, but move what the musics doing forward takes time. Its easy to just do what works, but I wanted to dig in and take what was on The Big Revival to new places.
When the envelopes are opened Nov. 4 at Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena broadcast live on ABC in many ways, Kenny will already be a winner. As he says, Just look at the year: the places, the faces, the songs and what came out of the radio. Man, thats everything!
Be sure to tune into the CMAs on November 4th.