Kenny Chesney

  1. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  2. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  3. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2012 Top 40 Money Makers -- See the Full List

    March 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jo ...

  4. Kenny Chesney To Release New Album June 19

    March 01, 2012 2:30 PM EST Kenny Chesney will release a new album on June 19, his label Sony Music Nashville announced on Thursday (March 1). The currently-untitled disc will be Chesney's first since 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey , which topped the Billboard 200 ...

  5. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  6. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  7. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Blaise D'Sylva

    January 26, 2012 10:39 PM EST No. 55 Blaise D'Sylva VP of Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Anheuser-Busch InBev Twitter: @AB_Cares Sonic Brew... Anheuser-Busch's brand-new media, sports and entertainment marketing chief (he just started Jan. 16, after roles ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Clint Higham

    January 26, 2012 9:28 PM EST No. 68 Clint Higham President Morris Management Group Twitter: @MorrisMgmtGroup Big-League Manager... In 1993, a rookie manager began handling a rookie artist, with both being mentored by veteran manager Dale Morris. Today, Kenny Chesney is the mo ...

  12. BIllboard Power 100: Melissa Lonner

    January 26, 2012 7:56 PM EST No. 73 Melissa Lonner Senior entertainment producer NBC News and Sports 'Today' Is Daytime's Savviest Music Showcase ... When 18,000 of Chris Brown's fans showed up one July morning for a four-song performance at the "Toda ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Irving Azoff

    January 26, 2012 6:50 PM EST No. 1 Irving Azoff Chairman; Chairman/CEO Live Nation Entertainment; Front Line Management Group Twitter: @irvingazoff The Game Changer... To hear the words "I have Irving Azoff on the line" and not experience at least a twinge of anxiet ...

  14. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  15. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  16. Tim McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic,' His Final LP of New Material for Curb, Arrives Jan. 24

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Though it had a volatile end a few weeks ago, the partnership between Tim McGraw and Curb Records definitely qualified as one of Nashville's most successful. On January 24, the label will release "Emotional Traffic," the final McGra ...

  17. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 11:05 AM EST Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum a ...

  18. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  19. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  20. U2, Journey, Taylor Swift Among Winners At 8th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pres ...

  21. Taylor Swift, The Band Perry Win Big at 2011 CMA Awards

    November 09, 2011 11:56 PM EST It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as Republic Nashville's The Band Perry, th ...

  22. Aldean, Chesney, Paisley, Shelton or Urban: Who Will Win CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award?

    November 08, 2011 4:09 PM EST The male vocalist category at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards is stacked with titans of (the music) industry, but only one guy can win it. To get you ready for the big show (Wednesday night at 8/7c) The 615 is offering our pick, a ...

  23. Paisley, Swift, Urban, Aldean or Shelton? Breaking Down CMA's Entertainer of the Year Award

    November 08, 2011 7:47 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Everyone's got a theory about what goes into winning the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Martina McBride thinks it should go to the artist who makes the strongest connection with fans. J ...

  24. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  25. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newco ...

  26. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kate McMahon

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 35 Kate McMahon VP of marketing, the Messina Group/AEG Website: Aeglive.com Twitter: @aeglive Kate McMahon, VP of marketing with the Messina Group/AEG, began her career with TMG marketing George Strait's 1998 tour, four subsequent George ...

  27. Scott Borchetta Talks Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift @ iHeartRadio Fest (Video)

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While artists like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas grabbed the headlines, country music played a key part of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts last w ...

  28. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  29. Ten Lessons From Louie: Advice From Messina Group Founder Louie Messina

    August 10, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Louie Messina, founder of The Messina Group. Photograph by Matt Furman for Billboard. Louis Messina is one of the nation's most successful concert promoters, and his storied career reflects the evolution of the live music industry over four d ...

  30. Kenny Chesney On Verge of Touring Milestone

    July 28, 2011 6:42 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Already secure as country music's king of the road, Kenny Chesney is really flexing his muscle now. Chesney is poised to reach a milestone - and perhaps clear a path - as he readies for an Aug. 13 visit to New Meadowlands S ...

  31. ESPN Orders High School Makeover Show 'Rise Up' to Series

    July 25, 2011 7:22 PM EDT ESPN has ordered high school makeover show "Rise Up" to series and the network has enlisted country music star Kenny Chesney to write the theme song for the franchise. Hosted by ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman and DIY televi ...

  32. Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Many More Announced for iHeartRadio Music Fest

    July 11, 2011 4:07 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez had a big announcement today, and surprisingly, it wasn't about American Idol. Clear Channel radio will hold the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 23 and 24. Host ...

  33. Kenny Chesney, Kellie Pickler, Mel Tillis, Kristin Chenoweth: Country Music Summit Photo Gallery Day 2

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Pressing the Flesh: Country superstar Kenny Chesney surrounded by autograph seekers following his Q&A. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) Kellie Pickler blowing the roof off the Billboard Country Music Summit's closing party. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) Label D ...

  34. Video: Kenny Chesney Talks Touring, Music, and Keeping Fans Happy at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 4:40 PM EDT BBCMS Superstar Q&A: Billboard's Ray Waddell (left) interviewing country star Kenny Chesney who, in addition to selling more than a million concert tickets, once worked for a telemarketing company. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) It's hard to be ...

  35. Billboard Country Music Summit 2011 Hub

    June 05, 2011 11:21 AM EDT June 8, 2011 | VIDEO Q&A Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, on the State of Country: Video Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, is an industry vet and former promoter. Here he explains the many reasons why he' ...

  36. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  37. Better Know a Panelist, Country Music Summit Edition: Average Joe's Tom Baldrica

    May 25, 2011 6:29 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i5094e406e415c280ce0f5588547553db was brilliant. BB: What is the most hopeful or positive development you've seen for the music ...

  38. Kenny Chesney to Sit for Q&A at Billboard Country Music Summit

    April 19, 2011 10:33 AM EDT Country superstar Kenny Chesney will sit down for a candid Superstar Q&A at the second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association (CMA). The event, set to take place in Nashville on June 6-7 at the ...

  39. Toby Keith To Jason Aldean: New Faces Mingle with Familiar names at ACM Awards

    April 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Toby Keith is all about democracy when it comes to The Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award. Keith won that trophy in 2003 and 2004 thanks to a vote of his peers and members of the industry. But if he wins the coveted trop ...

  40. Kenny Chesney Gives Preview Of 'Goin' Coastal' Tour In Open Rehearsal

    March 10, 2011 11:08 AM EST Kenny Chesney did a full run-through of his show for the upcoming Goin' Coastal tour http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/kenny-chesney-announces-new-tour-dates-1004138998.story in front of a small group of journalists, label execs, and industry VIPs at a cavernous rehearsal studio ...

  41. Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Top ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She&# ...

  42. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  43. Toby Keith's 'Gun' Fires At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One country superstar follows another as Toby Keith replaces Kenny Chesney atop the Billboard 200 with "Bullets in the Gun" selling 71,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey&qu ...

  44. Toby Keith's 'Gun' Fires At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One country superstar follows another as Toby Keith replaces Kenny Chesney atop the Billboard 200 with "Bullets in the Gun" selling 71,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey&q ...

  45. Chart Moves: Far East Movement, Bruno Mars, Neon Trees, Lil Wayne

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Kenny Chesney: The country king took home his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hemingway' ...

  46. Kenny Chesney Could Hold Top Spot On Next Week's Billboard 200

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" may retain the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, but there's an outside chance Toby Keith's new "Bullets in the Gun" could fire up at No. 1, dependin ...

  47. Kenny Chesney Claims Sixth No. 1 Album with 'Hemingway's Whiskey'

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney easily grabs his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Hemingway's Whiskey" bows atop the list with 183,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer's last studio effort, 2008's "Luck ...

  48. Kenny Chesney Claims Sixth No. 1 Album With 'Whiskey'

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney earns his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Hemingway's Whiskey" bows atop the list with 183,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bows at No. 2 ...

  49. Kenny Chesney Poised For No. 1

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney seems to be on his way to capturing his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as industry prognosticators suggest his "Hemingway's Whiskey" is aiming to debut atop the chart next week. Those sources say "Whiskey ...

  50. Free Buffett Concert Tickets Gone; eBay Bans Sale

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to Jimmy Buffett's free concert to show support for the oil spill-stricken Gulf Coast were grabbed up quickly Wednesday (June 23) and began showing up for sale on eBay for more than $100 each - prompting the online service to ban the ...

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