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Hear Kenny Chesney's Dynamic 'Revival'

September 10, 2014

With his latest single, "American Kids," Kenny Chesney already has a Number One hit from his yet-to-be-released album, The Big Revival. Now, in anticipation of the LP hitting stores September 23rd, the country superstar has released the audio for...


Kenny Chesney Co-Produces Football Film

July 30, 2014

Kenny Chesney is moonlighting for ESPN again. Teaming up with lauded Nashville filmmaker Shaun Silva, the country star and avid football fan has co-produced a documentary on one of the most legendary NCAA figures of all time, former Florida Gators and...


Rivers Rutherford Tells Wild Stories Behind Hits

July 7, 2014

Growing up three blocks from Graceland, Rivers Rutherford's early musical ambitions were pretty much a given. Songwriter Spotlight: Luke Laird "On the gates of Graceland, there's (an iron sculpture of) Elvis playing guitar. We'd drive past it every...


Kenny Chesney's New Album: Second Time's the Charm

June 12, 2014

To call Kenny Chesney's upcoming album a labor of love might be a bit of an understatement. The country superstar known for his massive summer tours took a break from the road this year to concentrate on the new music, and reports he's been in the studio...


Swift, Chesney Top Billboard's Money-Maker List

March 11, 2014

Taylor Swift owned the top spot of Billboard's highest-paid musicians of 2013, raking in $39,699,576.60, which was plenty to best second and third place finishers Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake who earned $32,956,240.70 and $31,463,297.03. Using...


Kid Rock, Brad Paisley to Perform at George Jones' Funeral

May 1, 2013

Kid Rock and Brad Paisley are among the acts that will perform at George Jones' funeral. The country legend will be honored tomorrow at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. In addition to Rock and Paisley, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis,...


Springsteen MusiCares Tribute to Feature Neil Young, Mumford & Sons

January 2, 2013

Neil Young, Mumford & Sons and Eddie Vedder are among the performers paying tribute to Bruce Springsteen when he's honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year February 8th in Los Angeles. Elton John, Jim James, Tom Morello,...


Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Kenny Chesney Band Together for Farm Aid

September 23, 2012

Willie Nelson and his Farm Aid cohort drew a crowd of 30,000 to Central Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday for the annual concert benefiting family farmers, Harrisburg's Patriot-News reports. This year's Farm Aid, the 27th since Willie Nelson...


Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Tribute Planned

February 28, 2012

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for an 80th birthday celebration of the life and music of the late Johnny Cash, to be held April 20th at the Austin City Limits Live venue in Austin, Texas. Kenney Chesney, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Ray LaMontagne...


U2, Taylor Swift Had 2011's Top-Grossing Tours

December 29, 2011

U2 raked in $156 million from 25 shows in 21 North American cities in 2011, making the band the highest-grossing touring act of the year, according to Pollstar. Worldwide, the group pulled in $231.9 million for the year. Taylor Swift just missed the...


Kenny Chesney Wows Record Country Crowd at New Meadowlands

August 14, 2011

No amount of rain could deter country fans from witnessing a landmark performance by Kenny Chesney this past weekend. Already the genre's top touring act, Chesney surpassed the previous 1983 record of most country tickets sold in the New York/New Jersey...


Kenny Chesney Announces His Only Show of 2014

July 17, 2014

Kenny Chesney may not be touring this summer, choosing to press "pause" on his annual stadium treks while he finishes up his new album, The Big Revival, but that hasn't stopped him from scheduling one special show. On August 16th, the "American Kids"...


Off-Broadway Goes Country

June 23, 2014

Over the past decade, Broadway has seen its share of musicals based on the country songbook. The short-lived Ring of Fire wove its story around the hits of Johnny Cash. Million Dollar Quartet focused on songs by Cash, Elvis Presley,...


Kenny Chesney Is Tops in Touring

May 28, 2014

Kenny Chesney is officially king of the country road. The Tennessee native is the only country artist in the Top 10 of Billboard's list of the highest-grossing touring artists of the past quarter century. He has raked in a cool $753 million in that time,...


George Jones' Farewell Concert Will Now Be an All-Star Tribute

May 7, 2013

What was supposed to be George Jones' farewell show in Nashville this November has been turned into an all-star tribute that will feature performances from artists including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Charlie Daniels. "Everyone has been...


John Mayer to Join Brad Paisley Onstage at ACM Awards

April 5, 2013

John Mayer has been added to the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony on April 7th, where the singer, songwriter and guitarist will join Brad Paisley onstage for a special performance. Other performers include co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton,...


Dixie Chicks to Headline Canadian Festival

December 26, 2012

The Dixie Chicks will make an increasingly rare live appearance next summer, headlining Canada's Craven Country Jamboree. The country trio will replace Lady Antebellum, who have canceled upcoming tour dates around singer Hillary Scott's pregnancy. The...


Singing for the Fences: Behind the Scenes of Major League Stadium Concerts

April 5, 2012

Baseball season is finally in full swing – but the crack of the bat, umpires calling strikes and vendors hawking hot dogs, popcorn and beer aren’t the only sounds one hears at the old ballpark. With the new baseball season comes a new concert...


Kenny Chesney Leads ACM Awards Nominations

January 26, 2012

Kenny Chesney is the top nominee at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, with nine nods including Entertain of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. The singer is also up Male Vocalist of the Year and as both artist and producer...


Clinton Foundation Benefit to be Livestreamed

October 14, 2011

Lady Gaga, U2's Bono and the Edge, Usher, Kenny Chesney and other stars will perform at a charity concert for the William J. Clinton Foundation at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles tomorrow night. The show, which celebrates 10 years of the former president's...