Kenny Chesney

  1. Kenny Chesney Inks Tour Deal With TMG/AEG Live

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TMG/AEG Live has nailed down a multiyear tour deal with stadium-level country artist Kenny Chesney that could stretch into 2013, Billboard has learned. Through the agreement, which begins in 2009, TMG/AEG Live snares one of the industry's mos ...

  2. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  3. Chesney Stars in New Corona Extra Spot

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is the star of a new ad from Corona Extra that will begin airing on Sunday (May 18) during the Academy of Country Music Awards. This is Chesney's first appearance in a Corona ad, although the beer maker signed on as sponsor of C ...

  4. Strait, Chesney To Duet At ACM Awards

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes will perform during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas. Chesney and Strait will duet on "Shiftwork," which reached No. 2 on Hot ...

  5. ACM Entertainer Voting Heads To The Web

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Voting for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award starts today (May 1) at voteacm.com . While it was previously reported that the academy would open voting for the prestigious award for the first time to fans, it has not until ...

  6. Jewel, McEntire, Swift To Present At CMT Awards

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt and actor Tim Daly have been added as presenters for the 2 ...

  7. Chesney Looks Locally For Opening Acts

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Kenny Chesney is taking a page out of the rock tour book used by Ozzfest and the Jagermeister Music Tour, among others, by looking locally to find opening acts for his "Poet's & Pirates 2008 Tour." Dubbed the & ...

  8. 'Today' Reveals Summer Concert Lineup

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The "Today" show summer concert series lineup will kick off on April 25 with Paula Abdul, and continue through August with two performances at the Beijing Olympics, NBC announced Wednesday. The concert series is sponsored for the sixth c ...

  9. Sony/ATV Inks Luther

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with songwriter Bill Luther. Among the hits Luther has co-written are Kenny Chesney's "Who You'd Be Today" (No. 2, Billboard Hot Country Songs, Nov. ...

  10. Chesney, McGraw, Hill, Urban Join CMT Awards Lineup

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn have been added to the lineup of the 2008 CMT Music Awards, which will be held April 14. Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Bra ...

  11. Chesney Grabs 11 ACM Noms

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Chesney was also nominated as an artist and producer for album of th ...

  12. McEntire To Host ACM Awards For 10th Time

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire will host the 43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards when they take place May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will be McEntire's 10th time hosting the show. McEntire has won 11 ACM awards and has 41 nomina ...

  13. Chesney Plots Summer Stadium Run

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will play 14 stadiums this summer on his 2008 Poets & Pirates tour, the most yet for country's top touring artist. Chesney grossed more than $71 million in 2007, most among country acts and fourth among all touring artists, ...

  14. Chesney Drafts Rimes For 2008 'Pirates' Tour

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney has drafted LeAnn Rimes as the support act for his 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour, dates for which have yet to be announced. Corona Extra will sponsor the outing, which comes in support of the country star's latest album, "Jus ...

  15. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  16. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  17. No Kiddin' -- Kid Rock Gets First No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop ...

  18. Wiseman, Rich Tops At ASCAP Country Awards

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Craig Wiseman, John Rich and Sony/ATV Music Publishing were the big winners at tonight's ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Song of the year honors were shared between two songs: "Before He Cheats," written by Josh Kear and Ch ...

  19. McEntire, Rimes Added To CMA Awards Show

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's woman of the year Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of performers on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show, which takes place Nov. 7 in Nashvill ...

  20. Rascal Flatts Poised To Earn Third No. 1 Album

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts is on course for the largest sales week by a country act in 2007, according to the Building Charts posted by Nielsen SoundScan. Unweighted sales from eight leading accounts posted Friday (Sept. 28) afternoon show the Lyric Street gro ...

  21. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  22. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  23. Eagles Land At CMA Awards

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will make their first-ever awards show performance at the 41st Annual CMA Awards in November. The band joins previously announced performers Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, ...

  24. Dale Morris and Associates, William Morris Agency Partner

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dale Morris and Associates (DMA) and the William Morris Agency (WMA) have formed a strategic alliance focusing on concert booking and touring for Gretchen Wilson and former Alabama frontman Randy Owen. DMA and WMA have employed an informal relatio ...

  25. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  26. Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 d ...

  27. Chesney, McBride, Rascal Flatts Set For CMA Awards

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban are the first performers revealed for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, which take place Nov. 7 in Nashville. CMA's reigning entertainer of the year, Chesney received four ...

  28. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  29. Early Sales Projections Put Kanye Ahead Of 50, Chesney

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It looks like 50 Cent is headed for retirement, if store reports continue to trend the way they were by mid-afternoon today. 50 Cent had told SOHH.com that he would quit the rap game if his new G-Unit/Interscope album, "Curtis," was outs ...

  30. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  31. CMA Fest Attendance Soars

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival in Nashville enjoyed record attendance in the 60,000 range for its June 7-10 run in downtown Nashville, up 21% from last year. Using an aggregate attendance from all events, the CMA says 191,154 people attended CMA Fest, whi ...

  32. Sony BMG Nashville Apologizes To Radio

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of letter sent by Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of legal and business affairs Katherine E. Woods yesterday, the label has issued an apology to radio for what it calls a "distraction and waste of your valuable time." As previo ...

  33. Sony BMG Nashville 'Demands' Radio Stop Playing Album Cut

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music Row and country radio are buzzing about a cease and desist letter sent to radio by Sony BMG Nashville. The letter, written by Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of legal and business affairs Katherine E. Woods, demands that radio stop playing a Tr ...

  34. Underwood Among Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood continues to be one of the biggest stories in country music by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top female honors, album of the year f ...

  35. McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Paisley and Underwood Join ACM Line-up

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and rising country stars Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert have joined the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. As previously reported, Brooks & Dunn ...

  36. Superstars Set For ACM Awards Performances

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country music superstars Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson and rising stars Sugarland will all perform as part of the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place May ...

  37. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  38. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Strait's last ACM win came in ...

  39. Rascal Flatts Leads CMT Music Award Nominations

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 2007 CMT Music Awards were revealed today (Feb. 28) with Rascal Flatts leading the way with three nods. The awards show is set for April 16 in Nashville. Video of the year nominations went to Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Geo ...

  40. Chesney And Friends To Reveal ACM Noms

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations will be revealed March 5 by reigning Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney and upcoming tourmates Sugarland and Pat Green, as well as CBS-TV "The Early Show& ...

  41. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  42. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the prior weekend. The bill is headed by George Strait, Kenny Che ...

  43. Coachella Expands To Three Days, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weekend (May 5-6), Coachella promoters Goldenvoice wi ...

  44. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show was all about them. Their inspir ...

  45. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show It was fitting that Brooks & ...

  46. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  47. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Nov. 6. Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville. In fact, the nomina ...

  48. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

  49. Kenny Chesney Tops Chart With 'Road'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set "The Road and the Radio" debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United St For the second time in 2005, a Kenny ...

  50. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band wins top tour, top draw and top Boxscore. U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards, winning top tour for its Vertigo trek, top draw and top Boxscore for its June 24-27 dates a ...

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