Chesney goes to number one
Monday, April 25, 2011
– Kenny Chesney will grab the top spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart with Live A Little
when the chart is out Thursday. This marks Chesney's 22nd number one song. He took over the slot from This
by Darius Rucker.
The song is the third straight number one from "Hemingway's Whiskey' (BNA).
Chesney revealed more good news - his 2011 Corona Presents Kenny Chesney's "Goin' Coastal" Tour sold out his third night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 10 minutes on Friday.
"I'm going to keep reminding people through music that you've got to love life, and you've got to live it, and you can't work all the time," said Chesney. "And I look at myself in the mirror and say that every single day. And I hope to think I'm getting a little better at it. You've got to 'Live A Little.'"
The Red Rocks show marks the first time Chesney will play the Colorado venue, and the first time in five years he's performed at any venue more than twice on a tour.
For the recently-added show on July 8, Chesney invited Grace Potter to join the bill. She duets with him on Me and Tequila on the new CD.
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