Kenny Chesney Live in No Shoes Nation
The Definitive Document of the Last Decade Hits
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, Kennys second live album and one that documents his rise as the nations 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, Kenny 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! Theyre 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 its 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 theyre 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 Millers Space Cowboy and Bob Marleys Three Little Birds with Dave Matthews at the final show of 2007s Flip Flop Summer, Kenny has patched a collection that traces the hits, the album cuts and the friendships hes built over the past few years. Whether its playing Flora-Bama to a packed beach on the Alabama/Florida state line or the hushed one-time only Im Alive from a sold-out, three night stand at Red Rocks, the collection shows the breadth, reach and intimacy Kenney has created on his way to being the only Country Artist on Billboards Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years.
Weve made a lot of music, and a lot of friends, Kenny enthuses. They come back year after year, tailgate in the parking lot and sing their lungs out every night for the entire two-hour show. No Shoes Nation lives these songs, and they remind me in very audible and visual ways the way songs can burn into your life and hold memories like nothing else can. Every night when those flickering lights go up during Anything But Mine, it makes me pause. And its like that with just about every song Ive ever played onstage.
For Kenny, crowned The King of the Road by The Wall Street Journal and The Peoples Superstar by the Los Angeles Times, it has always been the fans who matter. Its why even during a year off, he made his way to Boston for two shows at Foxboros Gillette Stadium, where No Shoes Nation was named.
I cant tell you the time spent getting the mixes just right, finding the best tracks, he marvels. When I think about why Im doing Live in No Shoes Nation, and whos going to be listening; to me, everything on these recordings needs to feel exactly as it was when we were all out in the night air loving everything about these songs, being together and being alive.
There are a lot of memories made and in the making, and you can feel it all over this.
Kenny Chesney: Live in No Shoes Nation
Street Date: October 27, 2017
- Flora Bama
- Big Star (with Taylor Swift)
- When I See This Bar (with Eric Church)
- No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
- Anything But Mine
- Down The Road (with Mac McAnally)
- Guitars And Tiki Bars
- Hemingways Whiskey
- Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (with Zac Brown Band)
- Im Alive
- Save It for a Rainy Day (with Old Dominion)
- Pirate Flag
- Somewhere With You
- I Go Back
- One Step Up
- American Kids
- You And Tequila (with Grace Potter)
- There Goes My Life
- Out Last Night
- Dust On The Bottle (with David Lee Murphy)
- Boys Of Fall
- Old Blue Chair
- The Joker / Three Little Birds (with Dave Matthews)
- Happy On The Hey Now