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Kenny Chesney release expected in September

Friday, June 9, 2006 – Kenny Chesney will go live in September, least in releasing yet another new CD. Chesney will put out his second disc this year (he put out 2 in 2005 as well) when "Live Those Songs Again" drops Sept. 19.

"In a lot of ways, the fans are as much a part of the shows as the band," Chesney says with a laugh. "They take everything to a whole other level... and it starts when we can smell the grilling and hear the music on blaring from the parking lot. Our fans know how to have fun... and they make us wanna be part of that. So after all these summers of them giving us so much, you know, and making this music so much more, I wanted them to hear how much a part of it they are..." Chesney took 14 songs - many classic, some rarities and several now retired - from various places he had played over the past 5 years. "We did a really special version of 'Off The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful' for a small concert on a private island for some fans," Chesney said, "and we've got a version of 'Anything But Mine' where the crowd just picks up the chorus and takes it from us...singing so sweet, me and the band just wanted to stand there and listen. We've got a bunch of the songs that maybe weren't singles or we're not doing now - like 'Back Where I Come From' and 'What I Need To Do' that are so much a part of my relationship with the fans."

"And I can't speak for them, but for me...listening to this, it brings all those shows, all those nights, all those faces right back. It's a funny thing, doing this. In some ways, it's a blur, but when you're onstage, you remember things about every single night, so many moments, so many things that happen. This album is like bringing them all alive in a single moment."

Chesney currently is riding high with "Summertime" topping the chart this week. The song is from "The Road & the Radio."

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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
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Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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