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DVR Alert: Kenny Chesney On The Tonight Show…Tonight!

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Get your DVR’s set! Country rockstar Kenny Chesney finds himself in California for a performance tonight on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” where he will perform his current hit “Come Over.”

On Saturday, ‘The Brothers of the Sun’ Tour with Kenny and Tim McGraw will take over a sold-out Angeles Stadium in Anaheim for the first of two California shows. Then on Sunday, the tour makes will make its way north to 0.co Coliseum in Oakland.

Kenny Chesney Goes Six For Six

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Country music superstar Kenny Chesney is being honored by one of his favorite things. He’s sold out six shows at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, and to celebrate that achievement, the Pittsburgh Steelers presented him with a “six for six” plaque before his Brothers Of The Sun tour stop there. The Steelers have won six championships. Kenny, a big football fan, was pretty excited about this gift. He shares:

“I believe this might be the best gift I’ve ever gotten on the roa. “It epitomizes all the heart and energy and passion that this crowd has, that this town has.”

Kenny’s latest single “Come Over” from “Welcome To The Fishbowl” is out at radio now. Who do you think has the best live show in country music?

Kenny Chesney’s “Welcome To The Fishbowl” Debuts at #1

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Kenny Chesney‘s Welcome To The Fishbowl album debuted today at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with more than 193,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the 11th consecutive album of Chesney’s to debut at #1. If that doesn’t make him feel like a rockstar, then I don’t know what would.

Welcome To The Fishbowl also debuted at #2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Chart. First-week sales of Welcome To The Fishbowl surpass the first-week sales of his last three album releases, including the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed Hemingway’s Whiskey, which produced four #1 singles and a top 5 song. ”This dramatic increase in sales is a real testament to the strength of his new music, as well as the continued momentum of his career at every level,” said Gary Overton, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO.

Welcome To The Fishbowl has already produced one top 10 hit “Feel Like A Rock Star” with ‘Brothers of the Sun” Tour partner Tim McGraw, and his current single, “Come Over” is one of the fastest rising singles in his career. Album release week activities included a free, 75-minute concert directed for a live stream by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme as part of the American Express “Unstaged” series, as well as performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show Summer Concert Series. Chesney wrapped the week with stadium shows in Nashville and Charlotte.

Next up, Kenny will take part in NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular which airs Wednesday, July 4 from 9-10 pm ET.

Kenny Chesney Fan Kicked Out For Looking Like Kenny

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Here’s a weird story for your Monday afternoon. An unlucky Kenny Chesney fan was escorted out of LP Field Monday night for looking too much like the country music superstar at the Nashville stop of the “Brothers Of The Sun” tour. Nathan Blankenship, who apparently looks like a twin of the singer dressed in a cowboy hat and tank top, was escorted our of the stadium after fans created a scene believing he was Kenny himself. He missed out on the whole concert because of security’s reaction.

In a statement released this morning, Kenny’s concert promoters said they had no idea that Nathan was forced to leave the venue until after it hit press. They are working with Nathan to come to a solution, and confirm that no one in Kenny’s management or promotion were aware of the incident at the concert.

Do you think security messed up here, or were they right to escort Nathan out of LP Field?

Last Chance to Bid on Great Country Music Memorabilia

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Some of country music’s biggest stars have provided autographed guitars, tour tickets, meet & greet packages, personal phone calls, and much more to support the ongoing mission of Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville.  A list of the items in the auction can be found at www.musiciansoncall.org/auction.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit MOC Nashville.

Auction lots close throughout the day on Thursday, June 21, so interested buyers need to make a bid quickly to claim items from Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Billy Currington, Ronnie Dunn, Hunter Hays, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and many more!

Visit www.musiciansoncall.org/auction to make your bid today!

REVIEW: Kenny Chesney – Welcome To The Fishbowl

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Kenny Chesney’s new album, “Welcome To The Fishbowl”, dropped today. It features his fantastic hit duets, “You and Tequila” with Grace Potter, and “Feel Like a Rock Star” with pal Tim McGraw. For the most part, the album follows the “You and Tequila” style. Chesney tones down the party-boy attitude on this release, opting instead for more brooding (and sometimes downright gloomy) numbers.

Chesney opens with recently released single “Come Over”, a softer take on the same theme as Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”. While Chesney is better known for his upbeat, party-country tunes, he sounds just as comfortable with this heartsick, melancholy track. In “Come Over”, you notice a sense of real longing, almost begging, on the part of the singer. It’s no surprise this one is climbing the charts already.

Kenny Chesney Releases a New Track From Welcome to the Fishbowl

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If you haven’t checked out Kenny Chesney‘s new site welcometothefishbowl.com yet, you are missing out! It’s full of exclusive content, contests and new tracks from Kenny’s forthcoming album of the same name.

Today, “Time Flies” makes its world premiere, and you can check it out right here on ESPN’s Playbook, which also includes a video about the inspiration behind the breezy track. We can already tell we love it! http://espn.go.com/blog/playbooksounds/post/_/id/1708/stream-kenny-chesneys-song-time-flies

Kenny Chesney Turns Producer

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You may recall Kenny Chesney‘s hit, “You and Tequila.” You may also recall that female vocals that provided some depth and beauty to the track. That female vocalist is Grace Potter, and the musical bond she and Chesney created continues on as the two joined forces again; this time to create tracks for Potter’s album.

With his longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon, Chesney produced “Stars” and “Ragged Company” on the deluxe version of Potter’s ”The Lion The Beast The Beat” album which was released this week. Chesney first heard “Stars” in February. “We were hanging out in her kitchen and she grabbed her guitar and played me a verse and chorus of the song which she was still writing,” recalls Chesney. “I love the creative process. I was there when the song was born and we nurtured it through the studio and onto the record. That’s pretty cool.” Chesney and Alison Krauss also provide background vocals on the song.

“Ragged Company” first appeared on Potter’s 2006 debut album and they reprised the song with guest vocalist Willie Nelson. Chesney’s ”Welcome To The Fishbowl” album will be released next week and features Grace Potter on the song “El Cerrito Place.”

PHOTO: Kenny Chesney’s Newest Addition

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Country music superstar Kenny Chesney never really considered himself to be a family man. He isn’t the kind of person to attach himself to something, and that’s exactly why a friend intervened, he tells PEOPLE magazine. Kenny added a new member to the Chesney household back in January – and now finds himself to be completely attached to him! For the first time in his life, Kenny is a proud dog owner. He found himself with a gold snickerdoodle named Pancho and now Kenny can’t see himself without his new best friend!

“A friend gave it to me and said, ‘Here, Kenny, you have to learn to attach to something!’ God’s honest truth!” Chesney tells PEOPLE. “Now, I love the guy.”

Looks like the puppy is fitting right in with the summer superstar. Pancho already loves being out on the water with his owner:

“That little guy, he’ll eat everything in sight – whether it’s edible or not – and he loves the water,” Chesney says. “I took him down to my boat, and he jumps right off.”

It’s sounding like fans can keep their eyes out for the newest roadie out on the Brothers of the Sun tour – Kenny is thinking about bringing Pancho out on the bus with him and Tim McGraw.

“The plan is to take him on tour,” he says. “We’ll see if he’s got what it takes.”

Make sure you pick up the latest edition of PEOPLE Country to read all about the Brothers of the Sun tour, and to see a picture of Kenny and Tim back in the day. The issue is out on stands right now.

 

Kenny Chesney Launches WelcomeToTheFishbowl.com

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Kenny Chesney may be releasing “Welcome to the Fishbowl” on June 19th, but Chesney fans are in for a treat. Starting TODAY, fans can check out videos and listen to the new album. The site is a must-visit for any Kenny fans, featuring exclusive videos, giveaways, and of course, new music. Check it out now at www.WelcomeToTheFishbowl.com.