December 8th: On This Day

On this day in 2003, Kenny Chesney’s Christmas album, All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan, was Certified Gold by the RIAA. The album includes a mix of original songs and covers of traditional and country Christmas music.

Chesney’s cover of “Silent Night” features his mother and her twin sister, who are credited under the name of the Grigsby Twins.

2017 Country Grammy Nominees Announced

All- Genre Best New Artist:


Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak


Best Country Solo Performance


Love Can Go To Hell

Brandy Clark

Miranda Lambert


My Church

Maren Morris


Church Bells

Carrie Underwood


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Different For Girls

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King


21 Summer

Brothers Osborne


Setting The World On Fire

Kenny Chesney & P!nk



Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton


Think Of You

Chris Young With Cassadee Pope


Best Country Song


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)


Die A Happy Man

Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)


Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)


My Church

busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)



Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)


Best Country Album


Big Day In A Small Town

Brandy Clark


Full Circle

Loretta Lynn



Maren Morris


A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson



Keith Urban


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 12, 2017. 


Chesney Responds To Beyonce Backlash

Kenny Chesney has responded to the backlash he got for his expression when the camera shot to him during Beyoncé’s CMA performance last week (11/2) with the Dixie Chicks. At the show, Kenny was given the Country Music Association’s Pinnacle Award given for only the third time in the organization’s history. It was the next afternoon that Chesney was told that there was a buzz about him dissing Beyoncé and he was astounded. He said later, “I love Beyoncé… I loved her Super Bowl performance, her sense of how to make the music hit really hard – and give it drama when she’s onstage. The idea her fans were so quick to judge me, or know what I was thinking doesn’t feel like the woman I’ve always imagined Beyoncé to be – and honestly, the people who love her music, either.”


·       Chesney also said, “As someone who believes in the message of Spread the Love, we try to find the best in people – and in this case, that meant really watching the musicianship on that stage, as well as a guest in our format who’d written an incredible song. I am amazed and saddened this is the response my respect for her art gets.”

Kenny Chesney And Pink Hit #1

Kenny Chesney’s duet single with Pink, “Setting The World On Fire,” tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week, giving Kenny his 29th career #1 song. Celebrating another chart-topper is exciting in its own right, but having Country Radio respond to Pink the way they have makes Kenny even more proud. He says, “I think when you bring an artist into country, you need to play to their strengths, but you also want them to feel caught up in what we do.”


·       The song has already spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which combines streaming, sales and airplay, and is currently making its way up the Hot AC charts as well.

October 7th: On This Day

On this day in 2010, Kenny Chesney captured his tenth consecutive debut at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart with Hemingway’s Whiskey. The project sold 183,000 copies in it’s first week and also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced 4 #1’s with “The Boy of Fall”, “Somewhere with You”, “Live a Little”, and “Reality”.

Hemingway’s Whiskey has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA.


BMI President’s Award – Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney will be honored with the BMI President’s Award during the 64th annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville on November 1. The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have had a profound influence on the entertainment industry. Some of the award’s past honorees include Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, P!nk, Pitbull and Toni Braxton.

Kenny Chesney Announces His New Single

Kenny Chesney has revealed “Setting The World On Fire” as the next single from his new album, Cosmic Hallelujah. The previously announced collaboration with pop star Pink will hit country radio on July 28 at 5 PM ET. Earlier this month, Kenny said he delayed the release of his new album because he wanted this duet track to be on there.


·       Chesney says of the new single, “You can’t conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does. The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum – it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night.”


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