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Kenny Chesney receives four nominations

Thursday, August 30, 2007 – Superstar Kenny Chesney took home four nominations from the Country Music Association Thursday. He received nods for Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Video and Vocal Event for "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" with Tracy Lawrence and Tim McGraw.

The video nomination was for "You Save Me."

"This was a great day for me, and for some great friends," said Chesney. "Shaun Silva has made so many great videos with me... and I think 'You Save Me' really stretched me and gave him the opportunity to show people how incredibly talented he is. I was honored to be a part of that work, and it's great to see people recognizing it."

"And I've known Tracy and Tim practically since I got to Nashville," Chesney said. "Those old boys struggled with me, took off before me and never forgot who their friends were. Seeing Tracy have all this success, and reminding a lot of people what's important in life... those friends who'll be there. It was awesome to be a part of that."

Chesney also just topped the country song chart with "Never Wanted Nothing More," the year's longest number one.

"Don't Blink," the second single from his Sept. 11 street disc "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates," became the highest debut at Billboard since the introduction of their actually monitored BDS technology, hitting the chart at 16. "It's kinda crazy, what's happening," allows the man from Luttrell, TN. "But it's really all about the fans: I think you make music that hits them where and how they live... you get out there and you give them a reason to come, to have fun, to let it all go when they're at your show... they're gonna respond. There've been plenty of times I can't believe how far I've taken it onstage - and when I look back, it's because of what they're giving us when we're up there."

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