When GAC approached Kenny Chesney about filming a documentary on where he is in his career, he readily agreed, eager for the chance to balance the personal nature of his Life On A Rock album with his high energy stadium shows, all while celebrating his fans. Kenny Chesney: No Shoes Nation premieres June 19 at 10/9c on GAC.
“When we were finishing Life On A Rock, which was a collection of songs that were never meant to be part of an actual album, it occurred to me how thin the line between the music, me and my fans really is,” Kenny said. “I realized not only were those songs my fans’ lives, too; but that my fans like their lives with every bit as much heart, as much passion as I do — I wanted a special that showed them how they look to me, too.”
Produced by Shaun Silva, the 60-minute documentary was filmed in Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa, Jacksonville, St. John and Barbados during tour rehearsals, in the islands, at club gigs, stadiums shows and all sorts of places in between, giving fans a 360 degree picture of what it’s like to be Kenny. The documentary contains candid interviews and conversations that aim to reach those who love not just Kenny, but his music.
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“When you’ve got people who plan their summer about coming to your show, friends who see each other once a year, coming together with us… That’s when you realize how powerful that connection is,” he said. “I don’t think we’d be nearly as strong as we are without those kinds of fans! When I start planning the shows, begin the different rehearsals, all I can think about is, ‘How are they gonna like this?’ The new songs, the way we’re doing the lighting, the videos… everything.
“All these years later, they’re still here, still over a million strong and still living that work hard, play harder lifestyle,” he continued. “It’s why I call them ‘The No Shoes Nation;’ why I had flags made up; why I called this special ‘No Shoes Nation.’ Without them, what’s the point?”
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