Kenny Chesney

  1. 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 ...

  2. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  3. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  4. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  5. 'Musical' To The Tune Of 615,000

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" makes a grand entrance at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 615,000 units, the year's second-largest sales week. It's also the best debut for a soundtrack since 2002 ...

  6. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  7. Miley Cyrus Doubles Up at No. 1

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a showdown between two of America's sweethearts for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. In one corner, Disney Channel's Miley Cyrus and in the other, "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson ... In the end, Cyrus came out ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. MTV's 'Unplugged' Reborn With The Police, Bon Jovi

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's on-again, off-again "Unplugged" program will return in a big way this summer, with new episodes featuring the Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer. This time around, however, the show will be rolled ou ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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& ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Coachella Expands, 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 weeken The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fest ...

  21. A&R Vet Bell Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec handled Chesney, Evans, McBride. Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of A&R Renee Bell rises to the position of executive VP for the company. As part of the promotion, Bell adds A&R oversight for Columbia Nashville, which had previously been ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner a ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Paisley, Sugarland Top ACM Nominations

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards to be presented live May 23 in Las Vegas. Brad Paisley and Sugarland are the top nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, announced today (March 8) in Nashville. “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood makes a strong showing with f ...

  26. U2 Tops Ticketmaster's Year-End Request Rankings

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 is both the No. 1 most requested event and concert. Ticketmaster reports that U2 topped its most requested events and most requested concerts year-end rankings. After U2, the most requested concerts of 2005 were the Rolling Stones (No. 2), Paul ...

  27. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Returns to top spot in its fifth week on chart. Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." The popular compilation ...

  28. ASCAP Fete Honors Country Songwriters, Publishers

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP honored its top country songwriters and publishers at its annual awards gala Monday night (Oct. 17), held at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Kenny Chesney, Craig Wiseman, John Rich and EMI M ASCAP honored its top country songwriters ...

  29. U2 Leads Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To be presented Oct. 26 in N.Y. U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalist in four categories for the Billboard Touring Awards, the most of any outing this year. The outing is a finalist in the top tour, top draw and top Boxscore categories, and ...

  30. Country Stars Sign On For Katrina Benefit

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strait, Chesney slated for October concert. George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Willie Nelson have signed on for "One Country," an Oct. 1 Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Reliant Stadium in Houston. CMT wil ...

  31. Chesney Moves 45K Tickets In 42 Minutes

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three sellouts in Atlanta, July 16-18. In a remarkable feat of ticket selling, Kenny Chesney moved 45,965 tickets to three sellouts July 16-18 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, notching a gross of $2,413,961.00. Bob Williams, president of Philips Arena ...

  32. Chesney's First TV Special To Air In November

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One-hour show will feature live concert footage. Kenny Chesney will appear in his first network TV special when "Kenny Chesney: Somewhere In the Sun" airs on ABC Nov. 23. The one-hour special will intercut live concert footage from his s ...

  33. Urban, Wilson Top ACM Winners

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chesney named entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at tonight's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the femal ...

  34. Nashville Scene

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music Awards. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music A ...

  35. Chesney, Keith Among Top CMT Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which will air live on the network April 11 from Nashville. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nomin ...

  36. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Noms

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country show set for May 17. Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. The nominees for the ACMs -- to be broadcast live on CBS May 17 f ...

  37. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  38. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  39. CMT Awards Set For April

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to host the 2005 CMT Music Awards, scheduled for April 11 in Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first announced pe Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to ...

  40. Kenny Chesney Sets '05 Dates

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will begin the first leg of his 2005 Somewhere in the Sun tour March 9 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The 25-date outing will then head to secondary market arenas starting Ma Kenny Chesney will begin the first leg of ...

  41. Kenny Chesney Top Winner At CMA Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held tonight (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never previously won a CMA award, scored both the e Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Countr ...

  42. Chesney Tour Solidifies Top-Draw Status

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour wrapped Sept. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville as one of the most lucrative tours of 2004. Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour ...

  43. Alan Jackson Leads CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn to host Nov. 9 show. With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Toby Keith also scored big, with six nominations, while Kenny ...

  44. Hurricane A Breeze For Venues

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hurricane Charley's assault on Florida and the Eastern Seaboard had little effect on the live-entertainment business over the weekend. Hurricane Charley's assault on Florida and the Eastern Seaboard had little effect on the live-entertai ...

  45. Uncle Kracker

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of his summer tour with Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker releases this Diane Warren-penned single. On the heels of his summer tour with Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker releases this Diane Warren-penned single. News Kenny Chesney , Diane Warr ...

  46. Keith, Chesney Deemed Flame Worthy

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each scored two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held last night (April 21) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney ea ...

  47. Sprint, BMG Ink Master-Tones Deal

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sprint. Music from BMG acts including Britney Spears, Maroon 5, 3 Days Grace, the Strokes, Kenny Chesney and Pink will be available as ringtones for $2.50 BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sp ...

  48. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...

  49. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...

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