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Kenny Chesney’s Steamy New Video


Superstar country music singer Kenny Chesney has a new mucis video out for his newest single, “Come Over.”  Check out the video below!  And be sure to pick up your copy of Kenny’s newest album, “Welcome To The Fishbowl”, avaliable on June 19!

Tim McGraw’s Weekend in Pictures

Tim McGraw.

GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw is kicked off the Brothers of the Sun tour with longtime friend Kenny Chesney this weekend.  See pictures from the fun weekend below!

McGraw previewed several highly anticipated new songs, including “Mexicoma” and “Truck Yeah.”

McGraw played some older hits too such as “Real Good Man” and “I Like It, I Love It,” as well as newer hits such as “Felt Good On My Lips,” all of which had the crowd singing along.

The first recipients of McGraw’s HomeFront program, the Delucia family, meet with Tim before the show.  The program provided a mortgage free home to an injured servicememebr at each tour stop this summer.

Rehearsals for the show at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on May 31.

At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on June 3, McGraw owned the stage and had the audience captivated.  McGraw and Chesney will make stops next weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, and Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

CMT Music Awards Presenters Announced


With only two days remaining until the 2012 CMT Music Awards, Nashville is brimming with excitement in anticipation of the big night.

Today, a list of presenters were announced for Wednesday’s show. The list includes: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. Previously-announced performers The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will also be on hand to present awards.

Several other presenters comprise the list, such as American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, CMT hosts Tom Arnold and Steve Austin, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, Tony Hawk, Denise Richards, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.

The show will feature performances from some of the best in country music: Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Zac Brown Band.

The show, hosted by Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 6th at 8PM EST on CMT and CMT.com.

We will be at the show, so be sure to check back with us as Keepin’ It Country will be up-to-date on everything related to the Awards and CMA Fest!

DVR Alert: Kenny Chesney on GAC

Kenny Chesney. photo credit: iheartradio

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will be featured on a new GAC show this weekend. His episode on “Conversations From The Road: Kenny Chesney” will premier on Sunday at 2 pm EST – just in time for CMA Fest! Kenny sits down with Storme Warren during rehearsals of his “Brothers of the Sun” tour and the pair discuss Kenny’s love for his fans at his shows, his career, and what fans can expect from his tour with Tim McGraw.

“Some nights I go out there and the love I feel from the audience from the start is just like an avalanche. It’s like I don’t have to work for it. Some nights it feels like I have to go after them a bit before I can bring them in. Those nights, that’s an experience like no other, and it makes me love what I do.”

Kenny’s tour with Tim kicks off this weekend in Tampa, Florida. Will you be seeing any of their tour dates together this year? What two artists would you love to team up for a tour?

Hunter Hayes Hits Nashville


Hunter Hayes will hit Nashville next week during CMA Music Festival for several appearances and live performances. Hunter will kick off the week on Wednesday, June 6th at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. On Thursday, June 7th at 11 am, Hunter will sign for fans at The Warner Sound booth inside the Nashville Convention Center. Following the signing, Hunter and his band will perform at 6PM at Downtown Nashville’s aVenue. Hunter has billed his nearly two-hour set list “Music City’s Most Wanted.”

On Saturday June 9th, Hunter will share the stage with country music stars Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Faith Hill. To wrap up his week in Nashville, Sunday, June 10, Hunter will make a stop at the Martin Guitar tent on Broadway at 1:30PM. He will then head to a sold out “Coffee Break Experience” with fans later that afternoon.

If you are unable to make it to CMA Fest, have no fear. You, too, can get your fill of Hunter soon. Hunter will be featured in the upcoming new episode of CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends, starring Joe Walsh from The Eagles, accompanied by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The artists will perform Walsh’s hits and Eagle’s classics. The show premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 PM ET.

For more information and a complete rundown of Hunter Hayes’ CMA Festival activities, please visit www.HunterHayes.com. Let us know if you are heading to CMA Fest and what Hunter events you plan to attend!

CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

This will be one episode of CMT Crossroads you won’t want to miss. Joe Walsh of the Eagles is calling in a few Nashville friends for a superstar-packed episode of CMT Crossroads - “Joe Walsh & Friends.” Some of the guests announced as performers with the guitarist include Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan, and Hunter Hayes. Each singer will join the rock star for one of the Eagles biggest hits like “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Life’s Been Good To Me,” and more classics.

It’s something that Joe himself is pretty pumped up for. He shares:

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be on board for a CMT Crossroads episode. I’ve hand-picked some old friends and some new friends and we’re going to make sure it’s a special evening. Nothing beats Country music with a little Rock & Roll sprinkled on top. We’re going to mix up a batch and see what happens. I got a real good feeling about it. Nashville, here we come!”

The episode will air Saturday, June 23rd at 11 pm EST on CMT!

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Ready Production for Tour


What do you get when you mix country mega-stars Kenny Chesney and TimMcGraw with the prospect of a summer stadium tour? It’s quite simple: You get an epic production that will cover over 19,000 miles and 21 stadiums with over 20 buses and 80 tractor trailers.

The “Brothers of the Sun” Tour is ready for its kick off on June 2 in Tampa, Florida and will take the longtime friends, along with openers Jake Owen and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, over 19,458 miles in 88 days by the time the tour wraps on August 25th in Foxboro, MA.

This tour is a far cry from Chesney’s early days. “It doesn’t seem that long ago when it was just 14 of us crammed into a 12-bunk bus we called ‘the iron lung,’ ‘cause it leaked diesel fumes inside the bus,” said Chesney. “There weren’t enough bunks for everybody so we took turns sleeping on the couch and floor, but we were living our dream and having fun. And even though we have a lot more stuff now, we’re still having a blast and just as passionate about playing music and taking it out to the fans, whether it be in a club or stadium.”

“It’s been a lot of fun rehearsing in Nashville, but rehearsals are over. It’s time to pack the trucks and head to Tampa,” added McGraw.  “I’m pretty sure there are towns in Louisiana with smaller populations than we have on our road crew.  It takes a village and a lot of hard work by a lot of people, but I’m just excited for the fans because we’ve got one hell of a show planned for them!”

While on the road, the giant tour crew (283, to be exact) will eat like royalty thanks to a traveling catering staff. In addition to three hot meals a day, each show day will have a “Stage Bar & Grill” that will serve classic BBQ faves like hamburgers and hot dogs on stage from 10am until 9pm. Manning the grills will be random crew members, ranging from the stage manager, various truck drivers and even members of Chesney’s band.

With such a huge production that includes stadium shows on both Saturdays and Sundays, there will actually be two separate teams building and then tearing down the stage over a 91 hour period. This epic set will include an LED video wall with nearly 2,400,000 pixels for sharpness and clarity, as well as 80 strobes and 48 Syncrolites that are placed throughout the stadium to send five foot diameter beams of light crisscrossing the night sky.

In describing this tour, one word comes to Chesney’s mind: passion. “I use the word ‘passion’ a lot because it takes a lot of passionate and dedicated people to make this happen day in and day out,” said Chesney. “And most of the people that were with us a decade ago are still here. We’re a family.”

 For tour dates, check out: https://tickets.kennychesney.com/

Kenny and Tim Will Sing Together This Summer


The highly anticipated Brothers of the Sun Tour, featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, will be kicking off in Tampa, Florida on June 2. While fans of these country hit-makers are excited to see these men out on the road on one bill, what inquiring minds really want to know is whether two of the hottest country males will be appearing on the stage together.

Good news for those of you asking that very question! Kenny promises that he and his bosom buddy will be sharing the stage and singing together during their tour! “Tim and I have never played music together and not shared the stage,” Kenny told reporters. “That’s gonna happen.”

Saddle up, Kenny and Tim fans, because when the sun goes down, they’ll be groovin’, and hopefully you will be there to witness these longtime friends take the stage side-by-side!

Kenny Chesney Wraps Rehearsals for Summer Tour


In true Kenny Chesney fashion, changes were being made up until the very last note of  Nashville rehearsals for the “Brothers of the Sun” summer tour. The tour will kick off in Tampa Florida on June 2nd and pairs Chesney with longtime buddy, Tim McGraw. “We hadn’t even finished last year’s tour when we started working on this year, and what we visualized 9 months ago is a reality today,” Chesney enthused.

Performing to a lucky crowd comprised of family and music industry friends, Chesney tweaked both the big and small details of the show, ranging from color saturation of video clips to elaborate instrumentation. He also chatted casually with his small audience, sharing tour tales and song stories.

 “It’s the fans that make this all happen and we’re ready to let this show loose on you,” said Chesney. “We’re rehearsed and our bags are packed, so get your tailgating ready and we’ll see you in the parking lots and in the stadiums all summer long.”

The ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour will focus largely on music, but is also set to be an astonishing audio/visual display. Chesney’s set with feature a plethora of his well-known hits, while also introducing fans to new music from the forthcoming “Welcome to the Fishbowl.”

For more information and tour dates, check out www.kennychesney.com.


Cruisin’ With Blake Shelton Playlist

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With the days getting warmer and the date getting closer, us here at Keepin’ it Country got together to put together a list of our favorite beach-flavored tunes for the Blake Shelton Cruise. We’ll be aboard the biggest live country music event ever to set sail, and we want to help our fellow country music fans get ready for the party of the year!

The 7-night cruise leaves Miami on October 14th, then returns on October 21st after 7-nights at sea. You’ll visit San Juan, Tortola, Nassau, and St. Thomas over those fantastic seven nights. Not only will we be on-board, but so will some of the biggest stars in country music… Blake Shelton will perform twice during the cruise, and he’s bringing along some friends to perform and party with too. There’s so many great performers announced so far that it would take all day to list them here, so visit blakesheltoncruise.com to book your cabin or for more information on the country music party of the year. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your cabin you’ll receive a free gift from us on-board!

Take a look at our ultimate Blake Shelton Cruise playlist below, which we’ll be playing on our iPods as we board the beautiful Norwegian Pearl in October.  Leave us your suggestions and maybe your favorites might make our Cruise playlist part 2 at a later date.