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Chesney extends "Welcome to the Fishbowl"

Thursday, March 29, 2012 – Kenny Chesney has revealed the title and cover art for his new album, "Welcome To The Fishbowl," out June 19 on BNA Records.

The over features a hated Chesney wearing pants and a cut-off T shirt with his right hand holding the top of a guitar case. He appears to be standing on a stone structure with tones of green, yellow and reddish brown behind him.

The news comes as Chesney gears up for the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 1, for which he has more nominations than any artist this year. Chesney will be joined onstage for a special performance with Tim McGraw, with whom he is touring for the first time in 10 years this summer during the 20-stadium 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour.

"Welcome To The Fishbowl," Chesney's 13th studio album, follows 2010's platinum-certified "Hemingway's Whiskey," which spawned four number one singles. Chesney's ACM nominations include Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for "Hemingway's Whiskey" (as both artist and producer), and Song of the Year for You and Tequila with Grace Potter.

The 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour kicks off June 2 in Tampa, Fla. and has sold more than 600,000 tickets. The tour will hit stadiums across the country and will also feature Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen.

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