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Our Keepin’ It Country CMA Predictions

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With the CMA’s coming up on Thursday night, country fans everywhere are buzzing with anticipation over who will claim the biggest awards. Will Taylor repeat as Entertainer of the Year or could someone else finally upset her shocked face? Could Kelly Clarkson score a major upset for female vocalist? Is there really any other choice besides “Red Solo Cup” for music video of the year?!

Even OUR staff couldn’t agree, so read on and let us know who you think will score big on Thursday night!

Kenny Chesney to Perform at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

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Kenny Chesney fans will have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army and the Dallas Cowboys announced today that Chesney will take the stage at Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day to kick-off The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign. He will be performing live during halftime of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins. His concert marks the 16th year of the Thanksgiving Day partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and The Salvation Army, in which time the Red Kettle Campaign has raised more than $1.5 billion.

Additionally, now through November 11th, fans can visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org/BoysofFall for a chance to attend the game. The prize includes a trip for four to Dallas to see the Thanksgiving Day game, including on-field passes for the halftime show performance and a meet-and-greet with Kenny. In order to enter, submit a short (60-seconds or less) video featuring youth football highlights. Full details can be found on their website.

Kenny is more than thrilled to be participating in this American tradition. “There are great traditions in America — especially Thanksgiving, family and football. For 16 years the Dallas Cowboys and The Salvation Army have been an American tradition and I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Kenny Chesney. “I’m calling on all of my fans to not only give back this year but also send in their best football highlights videos for a chance to see me live in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.”

“Without a doubt, Kenny will electrify Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. His performance will not only kick-off The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, but also get everyone singing along to his great music,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President of Brand Management and Chairperson of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board. “The longstanding partnership between the Cowboys and The Salvation Army is deeply meaningful especially for those in need. We know Kenny and his commitment to the Army will make this a year to remember.”

 

People’s Choice Awards Begin Open Nominations

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The People’s Choice Awards have kicked off their open nominations phase on Tuesday, asking fans on who should make the final ballot for the fan-voted award show. In the country category artists nominated include the Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Jason Aldean, and Dierks Bentley with the option to write-in your favorite artist that didn’t make the list. Voting is open now at peopleschoice.com/pca.

The award show will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, January 9th at 9 pm EST on CBS. Who are you voting for?

Kenny Chesney to Perform at Sammy Hagar’s Birthday

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Country music superstar Kenny Chesney might be having a “Beer In Mexico” after all. He’s been asked to perform at rock star Sammy Hagar’s 65th birthday party in Cabo San Lucas. For over twenty years, Sammy has invited friends from different music genres to perform at his celebration at Cabo Wabo Cantina. It isn’t the first appearance for Kenny – he performed at the 2004 birthday bash and had set a record set list time of three hours and forty minutes.

The birthday party is already in full swing, and had kicked off on Sunday evening. Each night will have a different artist performing, with Kenny’s show set for Friday night. A limited amount of tickets went on-sale to the public for Kenny’s show – but only 500 tickets total. Tickets are $55 each and are still available at http://redrocker.inticketing.com/private/ with the password CABOKC.

How far have you traveled to see your favorite country artist live in concert?

Nominees for ACAs Announced

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The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney & Eric Church Added as CMA Award Performers

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The CMA Awards are building quite the lineup of performers for their 46th Awards show. ABC has announced that the show’s co-host Carrie Underwood will perform, as will Kenny Chesney, Eric Church & the Band Perry.

The new group of performers join previously announced performers, including Underwood’s co-host Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson & the Zac Brown Band.

The show will air on ABC on November 1st, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena ABC.

Kenny Chesney Has Big Fall Plans

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Country superstar Kenny Chesney is not ready to rest after his 23 stadium-date summer tour. His fall schedule is filling up fast and includes a new single, a milestone award, a new app, three CMA nominations, and more to be announced very soon.

September 5 – Chesney, a four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner, was once again nominated for the award, along with Music Video of the Year for “Come Over” and Musical Event of the Year for “Feel Like a Rock Star,” his duet with Tim McGraw. The award ceremony will be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 1.

September 6 – His new single “El Cerrito Place,” from the gold-certified ‘Welcome To The Fishbowl,’ shipped to radio last week and was Monday’s most-added song on country radio, according to Mediabase. It’s the follow up to the smash track “Come Over,” which was Chesney’s twenty-fourth #1 single.

“The longing of this frustrated, angry, soul-searching emotion this person is feeling… I think it defines a lot of people,” Chesney said of “El Cerrito Place.” “I have felt all that emotion, and I’ve lived the song for so long. I just love what it says and I love the way Keith Gattis wrote it.”

September 22 – Chesney and his band will join Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp at Farm Aid on September 22. The concert, which will benefit the nation’s family farmers, will be held at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA. Chesney last performed at Farm Aid’s 25th anniversary concert in 2010.

September 24 – The Academy of Country Music will honor Chesney with a Crystal Milestone Award, which celebrates his selling more than 10.5 million tickets on recent tours and honors Chesney for helping developing country acts gain nationwide exposure. The event will be held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

More to come – Chesney will release a package of mobile apps, designed to bring the experience of his albums and live shows directly to the user and will be announcing other special Fall 2012 performances.

Kenny Chesney’s Sweet Sixteen

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Country music’s touring king Kenny Chesney has a few sweet sixteens to celebrate. He’s earned two “sweet sixteens” with the RIAA: his sixteenth Gold album award for June release “Welcome to the Fishbowl” AND sixteenth Gold digital single certification for popular get-back-together download from that album, “Come Over.”

Catch the Columbia Nashville recording icon on tour this summer with Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Congratulations, Kenny!

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Make History

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When country music superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw teamed up for the “Brothers Of The Sun Tour,” fans everywhere knew it was going to be huge. They’ve sold over one million tickets for this tour alone a few weeks back, and have sold-out nearly every date on their stadium tour so far.The pair have once again made history during their stop at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, where their show became the largest ticketed event ever in New Jersey or New York City history.

“The excitement and buzz for this show was through the roof since the day it was announced,” said Interim Metlife Stadium Pres. Ron Vandeveen. “We couldn’t imagine how last year’s ‘Goin’ Coastal‘ show could be topped, but this truly was the biggest country show we’ve ever seen.”

With the tour starting to wind down with only a handful of shows left, Kenny addressed the New Jersey crowd:

“I want to thank you for having us back, and thank you for letting us be a part of your summer. After tonight we only have four shows left, and we’re gonna take this night with us all winter.”

Tim will be heading to Vegas with his wife, Faith Hill, in December for a special engagement of shows for Soul2Soul at the Venetian. It’s the first time Tim and Faith have performed together on American soil in six years. Will you be going?

Kenny Chesney’s Come Over Goes Gold!

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Congratulations to Kenny Chesney at the team at Blue Chair Records & Sony Music Nashville! His latest single “Come Over” from his “Welcome To The Fishbowl” album is officially gold after selling more than 500,000 copies digitally since its release. The single was certified gold by the RIAA and is the fastest-rising single of Kenny’s career, rising to number two on the Mediabase chart in only nine weeks. The album’s first single, a duet with Tim McGraw for “Feel Like A Rockstar,” was a top ten hit.

The single was co-written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Sam Hunt. It’s a song that’s pretty personal to Kenny, who says:

‘”Come Over’ is one of the most emotionally universal songs I’ve ever recorded. When you break up with someone, you don’t break up all at once. You break up over time. And that’s the thread of the song. Letting go is hard.”

Kenny is out with Tim on their “Brothers Of The Sun Tour.” At their recent stop in Denver, Colorado, Kenny addressed the sold-out crowd with a personal message about the Aurora tragedy:

“Me and my road family are just like the rest of the nation, hurting with this city tonight. We love you, and we’re with you, and if you guys will let us, we want to let music start to heal this town just a little bit tonight.”

Kenny and Tim’s next stop is at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Browns Stadium in Cleveland.