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Chesney's No Shirts concept goes to radio

Monday, July 27, 2009 – The Kenny Chensey No Shoes concept will be expanding because come Thursday Aug. 6, Chesney will launch www.noshoesradio.com.

"People ask me what I do and, obviously, cause of the way I sing and where I come from, I'm a country singer, but really, what I do draws on so much more than that," Chesney said. "Growing up, I don't think anybody listened to any one kind of thing - and what I think of as country, well, that's not really what we do... But then again, II think most of our fans are listening to other stuff, too, whether it's Dave (Matthews), (Bruce) Springsteen (Tom) Petty or Jackson Browne, not to mention Bob Marley, who I think may be the great equalizer among all kinds of music."

Drawn largely from Chesney's iPod, No Shoes Radio will be the focal point for interviews with Chesney, friends, fans and the crew that are part of this year's Corona Extra sponsored Sun City Carnival.

The kick-off will include an inter view with Chesney in Orange Beach, Ala. Plus a few songs. Tour mates Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum will be on hand as well. The Orange Beach show may be simulcast on computer as well.

"I always say I wish I could take the fans with us," Chesney said. "I can't drag people around behind me, but we can still make them part of this concert experience. For me, the idea that I can bring everybody together within all the music that inspires me... well, that's what got me started doing this in the first place - and now we can find a way to bring everybody to the show. It's gonna be cool, and then it's gonna keep rocking."

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
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