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Jul 25

Scotty McCreery and Kenny Chesney Debut on Top 20

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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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Jul 17

Kenny Chesney Announces His Only Show of 2014

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney is giving fans one chance to see him play live in 2014. He took the year off from touring in order to focus on his new album, The Big Revival, but he has announced a one-off beach concert, the Flora-Bama Jama, set for August 15 at the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package on the Alabama/Florida border.

“I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year, and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney said. “Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lot of music and even more fun.

“To me, a place like the Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing,” he continued. “Just hang out and be easy. I love that it’s on a border, that it’s on a beach, that it’s like the best bar anywhere [for] people [to] get together and just be! It’s everything the notion of The Big Revival is built on: taking that time to regroup, replenish, then re-engage with the passion of being truly, absolutely alive.”

Details about the show, including how to get a wristband for access to the enclosed beach area, are available at www.KennyChesney.com. The Big Revival features Chesney’s latest single, “American Kids.”

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Jul 6

Kenny Chesney to Release The Big Revival on September 23

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney will release his 15th studio album, The Big Revival, on September 23. The project will feature his latest single, “American Kids.” Kenny took 2014 off from touring to devote his full attention to the album.

“The whole point of taking the time to get to a really creative place was to have the room to look at not what we’d done, but where we wanted to go,” he said. “After all this time, if I can’t push myself and give the fans something that inspires them, that gets them pumped up, there’s no reason to just make a record to make a record.” Continue Reading

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Jul 3

Watch Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” Music Video

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Just in time for the 4th of July, Kenny Chesney has released the video for his new single, “American Kids.” The video celebrates what makes America’s youth unique by featuring a cast of characters from all walks of life. Shot in the desert, the video features a psychedelic school bus filled with a mix of people, having fun and playing music. The sense of freedom in the video goes along with what the song is all about.

“I don’t care who you are or what you do, everybody needs to let their hair down, just forget about expectations and be in the moment,” Kenny said. “I love this song because of the way it paints a picture of how we all grow up, the innocence and the fun; but if you really listen, it’s about how we should really live and love.”

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Jun 30

Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen’s Songs Headed for Off-Broadway

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen are headed to the off-Broadway stage – at least their music is. Their chart-topping songs will be featured in a new musical, Somewhere With You, which debuts July 8 at the Pershing Square Signature Center in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Songwriter JT Harding, who co-wrote some of Kenny and Jake’s biggest hits, wrote the musical along with director Peter Zinn.

Somewhere With You is described as a “compellingly gritty, coming-of-age love story [that] centers around a new generation of Southerners growing up in the early 2000s, confronted by the methamphetamine epidemic, the war in Iraq, and other post-9/11 challenges in the rural South,” according to the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

JT Harding wrote the song the musical was named after, “Somewhere With You,” which Kenny Chesney took to No. 1 in 2011. He also penned Jake Owen’s “Alone With You” as well as Uncle Kracker’s “Smile.” The musical will run through July 13.

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Jun 30

10 Country Stars Who Totally Rock the Cowboy Look

Great American Country is saddling up for a new show. The Highway Cowboys are a new breed of American heroes who volunteer to heard loose cattle threatening the safety of drivers along busy Texas roads. The new series debuts next Tuesday, July 8 at 10/9c, so we’re celebrating country stars who rock the cowboy look.

George Strait, the King of Country Music, is the epitome of a cowboy. Known for his signature cowboy hat and Wranglers, he’s now retired from touring, giving him more time to spend at his Texas ranch, working cattle, riding his favorite roping horses and spending time with his family.

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Kenny Chesney is more of an island cowboy than a Texas cowboy, but he’s rarely seen on stage without his cowboy hat.

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.


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Jun 23

Listen to Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids”

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

After teasing fans on Memorial Day with a sneak peek, Kenny Chesney has released “American Kids,” the lead single from his upcoming album. The song debuted on Friday at 6AM on NoShoesRadio and was released simultaneously to all radio outlets. Kenny took 2014 off from touring to focus on the upcoming album.

“When I took a year off to make this next record, I knew there was something special out there,” he said, “but it was going to take time to find it, to write it, to bring it to life in the recording studio.”

The song was co-written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally and celebrates youth in America. “With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I’ve ever heard, this song’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” Kenny said.. “The second Shane played ‘American Kids’ for me, I knew I was going to cut it. In fact, I kinda wondered why he hadn’t played it for me sooner.” Listen to the song below! Continue Reading

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Jun 12

Kenny Chesney Shares Details About “American Kids”

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney is gearing up to release “American Kids,” the lead single from his upcoming 16th studio album. Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, the track celebrates the spirit of America’s youth. It will hit radio later this month.

“When I heard it, I knew I was gonna cut it,” Kenny said of the song. “It was unlike anything I’d ever heard – and I listen to a lot of songs. The rhythms, the images, the way the melody moved… It just grabs you and holds on, but even more importantly, it feels really good.” Continue Reading

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Jun 4

Kenny Chesney Releases Teaser of New Song “American Kids”

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney had a big surprise in store for fans to kick off the first week of June. Without warning, he posted a preview clip of “American Kids,” a song from his upcoming album, to YouTube. The teaser clip is 30 seconds long and tells fans to expect the entire song on June 20.

“American Kids” is the first new music from Chesney since he released his last album, Life On A Rock, in April of 2013. While Chesney is infamous for his summer tours, he took 2014 off from the road to focus on his new project.

Watch the sneak peak of “American Kids” below:

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May 30

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week Brad Paisley is in Afghanistan; Darius Rucker remembers Maya Angelou; Alabama makes a big announcement; Kenny Chesney sends a cryptic tweet; and Kacey Musgraves is sharing her diary entries from 1997. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Brad Paisley in Bagram Afghanistan

Photo courtesy of twitter.com/BradPaisley.

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Bagram Afghanistan, now this is a 4 wheel drive.

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker: My heart and soul hurt today because of the passing of a true Genious Maya Angelou. Heaven has another wonderful angel walking its golden st

Alabama – TheAlabamaBand: Excited 2 announce we are kicking off #CMAFest at LP June 5. First time in 19 years! What do you wanna hear? #ALABAMAsetlist @CountryMusic

Dierks BentleyDierksBentley: can’t even remember what i was laughing about. good time w @KidRock and @FoldsofHonor. thank you to all our military

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