Chesney goes for the gold
Friday, April 30, 2010
– Kenny Chesney went gold with downloads for Out Last Night
and Never Wanted Nothing More,
the lead singles for "Greatest Hits II" and "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates."
"Greatest Hits II," filled with songs from "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," "When The Sun Goes Down," "The Road & The Radio," "Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair," "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates" and "Lucky Old Sun," was also certified gold.
"We kinda wondered about a Greatest Hits because people had bought so many copies of the records these songs came from," said Chesney. "But then as you're coming to a new plateau with your music, you do want to collect the harvest. You know, these songs are this period of our lives."
"And when me and the guys did 'This Is Our Moment' for ESPN last year, and then recorded Ain't Back Yet for the end theme for the movie, I knew those songs were the final piece in this era of my life. We wanted to add them to 'Greatest Hits II' because they were a part of that part of my life... and I think for all the fans who've been dreaming this dream since Young, they deserved to have all these songs in one place. It's nice to see we were right about that."
Chesney also released a concert movie, "Summer in 3D."
Chesney is doing a few concert dates "because anyone who thinks I could go through a year without playing for the fans doesn't know me at all." He has a May 14 and 15 and July 2 and 3 shows at the Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas and festival headlining appearances at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge May 31, Bama Jam June 5, Churchill Downs in Louisville July 24, Twins Lakes, Wisconsin July 25 and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota August 7.
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