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Oct 28

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Merge Tours for Stadium Shows

Jason Aldean's Burn it Down tour and Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour

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Two of the biggest touring acts in country music will collide in 2015. Kenny Chesney’s newly announced Big Revival Tour will merge with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour for 10 stadium shows in summer 2015.

“We’ve played so many of these stadiums so many summers, I know just how hard the fans coming out can rock,” Chesney said. “There aren’t a lot of guys out there who can hit it the way Jason does, so I’m glad we’re able to bring both of our tours together for 10 nights this summer. I know what me and the guys are bringing in terms of music, and I know Jason can hang with us.”

After performances from yet-to-be-announced opening acts, Aldean will take the stage with his show with Chesney closing down the night. Aldean is up to the challenge of headlining a stadium with Kenny Chesney. Continue Reading

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Oct 27

Kenny Chesney Announces The Big Revival Tour

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney is officially returning to touring in 2015. He announced his Big Revival Tour during an appearance on Good Morning America on Friday morning. The tour will kick off in Nashville on March 26, 2015, which also happens to be Chesney’s 47th birthday.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” he said. “I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced, I’m fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and it’s gonna take what we do to a whole other level.”

The Big Revival Tour will play arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums and feature some of country’s hottest acts — not yet announced — as special guests. Continue Reading

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Oct 6

Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tops Billboard’s Country Albums Chart

Kenny Chesney: The Big Revival

Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney’s latest album, The Big Revival, has landed at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The album is his 13thNo. 1 album.

“There are people passionate about life, about music, about their friends and how they dig in and get through as much as how they have a good time,” Chesney said. “I knew during the last tour, they were hungry for more from this music. They wanted songs that showed them more of their life, which maybe offered some different things musically.

“It’s not as simple as everyone thinks: to find great songs, to be in a creative space where you can think about that stuff, hear new rhythms or change up the lyrics you go to,” he said. “I didn’t want to come back with more of the same, but more of something even better … and whether it’s ‘Flora-Bama’ or ‘Wild Child’ or “Til It’s Gone,’ the response I’m getting says we did the right thing.” Continue Reading

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Sep 19

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Remain at No. 1 on Top 20

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Carrie and Miranda repeat at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad.”

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood make it another week at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Scotty McCreery and Brad Paisley round out the Top 3, while Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest video, “Sweet Amarillo,” makes its countdown debut at No. 13.

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 videos, host Nan Kelley was joined by the one and only Kenny Chesney. Chesney stopped by to talk about his new album, The Big Revival, out September 23, as well as his new video, “American Kids,” which landed at No. 14 on this week’s countdown.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  6. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  8. Dolly Parton – “Home”
  9. Jana Kramer – “Love”
  10. The Swon Brothers – “Later On” Continue Reading

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Sep 15

Miranda Lambert Credits Kenny Chesney for Touring Success

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Miranda Lambert has traveled a lot of miles over the years, playing music for fans far and wide. Known for her high energy show, she gives credit to Kenny Chesney for teaching her how to not only work an audience, but also run a tour.

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“When I was on the Kenny tour, his crowd and his crew and his everybody has his spirit, which is, ‘I love my job. I love what I do. This should be fun. This is entertainment,’” Lambert told ABC News Radio. “It’s just his great spirit and love of the beach and love of relaxing and having a margarita leaks throughout the entire camp, therefore throughout the entire tour to the person on the back row of the stadium, and that’s what’s important.” Continue Reading

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Sep 6

10 New Country Albums You Need to Hear

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Taylor Swift’s 2014 album, 1989.

Summer is over, but the country music scene is heating up! Several of country’s biggest stars are releasing new music as summer draws to a close. Here are 10 albums you need to hear:

Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival Kenny Chesney took 2014 off from touring to focus on his latest project, The Big Revival, out September 23. The album’s catchy lead single, “American Kids,” is flying up the charts.

Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album, Anything Goes, which includes their new single, “Dirt,” is one of the most anticipated releases this year. Anything Goes will be on store shelves October 14.

Taylor Swift – 1989 While technically a pop album, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is sure to be a hot seller. The lead single, “Shake It Off,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Continue Reading

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Aug 29

Top 5 Country Songs About Football

Country Artist Kenny Chesney Loves Football Season

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Football season is here, which means tailgating, touchdowns and a whole lot of celebrating when our favorite teams win. Country stars, from Kenny Chesney to Carrie Underwood, are also big fans of football season. Here are our Top 5 Country Songs About Football:

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Kenny Chesney – “The Boys of Fall”

Kenny Chesney is a huge football fan and counts the likes of Peyton Manning and Sean Payton among his close friends. He has co-produced several football documentaries, including The Boys of Fall, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story and, most recently, The Believer,  a documentary about Steve Spurrier. His hit “The Boys of Fall” is a poignant look at football and what it means to small towns across the country.

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Brad Paisley – “Country Nation”

In the lyrics of “Country Nation,” from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, Brad Paisley pays tribute to a number of things that makes America a ‘country nation’, including football. He name-drops several teams, from his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers to the Tennessee Volunteers, Michigan Wolverines and many more. Continue Reading

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Aug 13

Kenny Chesney Reveals Track Listing for The Big Revival

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney has revealed the track listing for his new album, The Big Revival, set for release on September 23. The project includes 11 tracks, including Chesney’s latest single, “American Kids,” a collaboration with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski called “Don’t It,” and “Wild Child,” which features Grace Potter.

“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney said. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind ’em how hardcore they really are, show ’em that and also show ’em that you know there’s more to ’em than people might think.” Continue Reading

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Aug 3

Kenny Chesney Co-Produces Steve Spurrier Documentary

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney’s love of football is well known. He sings about it in “The Boys of Fall” and has made documentaries about it with friend and longtime director Shaun Silva, including The Boys of Fall and The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story. The pair have teamed up once more to co-produce The Believer, a documentary about legendary NCAA football coach Steve Spurrier.

Spurrier, currently the coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, is perhaps best known for coaching the Florida Gators.

The film follows Spurrier’s career, from his own college career at Florida, where he was a two-time All-American Quarterback and Heisman winner, through his time in the NFL. After retiring, he began coaching first at Florida, later with the Washington Redskins and, finally, with the Gamecocks.

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Jul 25

Scotty McCreery and Kenny Chesney Debut on Top 20

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

It’s finally Friday, which means a new episode of Top 20 Country Countdown! On tonight’s episode, Kenny Chesney and Scotty McCreery make their countdown debuts with their latest videos. Host Nan Kelley is taking fans from No. 20, all the way to No. 1.

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Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” has spent the last two weeks at the top of the charts? Can the duo it again? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

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