Kenny Chesney’s Latest Hit, “Til It’s Gone,” Is Directed Straight to His Concert Crowds

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney will launch his first concert tour since 2013 on with a show in Nashville on March 26, which also happens to be Kenny’s birthday. You can bet Kenny’s latest hit, “Til It’s Gone,” will be in the set list that night. In fact, he recorded that song specifically with his concert crowds in mind.

While looking for material for his latest album, The Big Revival, Kenny was challenged by his songwriter friend, David Lee Murphy, to think about what he wanted to say to his fans when he got back onstage.

Kenny continues, “Okay, imagine me, my first night in 2015: very first show, very first night. And there I am at the edge of the stage, and here’s my audience. And I haven’t seen them in a while. What do I want to say to ’em?”

Luckily, David had co-written “Til It’s Gone” with some other hit writers in Nashville, and it summed up exactly how Kenny felt about his fans.

Even though it’s written about a male/female relationship, Kenny says of “Til IT’s Gone,” “If you take that [romantic element] away, and add thousands of people, this song fits.”

Go to KennyChesney.com to check out his latest tour dates.


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves co-wrote which one of Miranda Lambert‘s #1 hits? ANSWER: “Mama’s Broken Heart.”


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Eric Church Sets Attendance Record at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Image Courtesy John Peets/CapitolEric Church set an attendance record at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Saturday night.  There were 18,411 fans in attendance, which breaks the previous venue attendance record set by The Blue Collar Comedy Tour stop in February 2006.

Eric started the show off telling the audience, “Nashville, I have expectations for you. I live here!” He continues The Outsiders World Tour with a show in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, January 14.


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves has added a March 26 show at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club to her 2015 tour schedule.

Condolences to country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis, whose longtime drummer, Chuck Landry, was killed in a house fire in Branson, Missouri, Thursday night.


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Jason Aldean Shares His Long-Term Goal of Getting into the Bar Business

Image Courtesy CMAJason Aldean has long-term dreams of opening up his own bar or nightclub, but unlike most country stars with bar or restaurant ventures, Jason won’t be banking on his famous name to bring in customers. He sees the business venture as something to do in case his star fades a little bit down the road.

Jason tells The Country Vibe, “I’d almost rather not even have my name on it and just build something so that when my career’s over or whatever, and all the sudden my name recognition may not be that big a deal for what it is.”

Since Jason started playing in bars when he was just 14-years-old, he feels like he would be a natural at owning and operating his own watering hole.

“I feel like I know a pretty good bit about the bar business,” Jason explains. “So, something like that would be pretty cool, but I’m talking big nightclub kind of thing. That would be something I’d be into.”

Jason’s career is still red hot these days with his 2015 Burn It Down tour launching February 12 in Greenville, South Carolina.


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Eric Church Makes Sure Every Show Is Different on The Outsiders World Tour

Image Courtesy EB Media PREric Church has yet to play the exact same set of songs at any of his shows so far on The Outsiders World Tour. Instead of sticking with a fixed rundown of songs, Eric encourages his fans to write down the titles of their favorite songs from his back catalog on posters and bring them to the show. Some of those fans are requesting songs Eric and his band haven’t played in five or six years.

Eric tells The Oklahoman, “The most fun is grabbing that sign and turning around and seeing the band members shaking their head ‘no’ and the other half going, ‘you know, lets try it.’”

Eric admits they usually mess up playing the unrehearsed song, but it provides an off-the-cuff moment for his concert crowds.

“I think that goes back to that’s a unique experience for that show, for that crowd,” Eric explains. “They can say, ‘Hey, that was the show that he messed up that one number [on] the sign.’”

Check out EricChurch.com to see where he’s playing next.


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Luke Bryan Adds Second Show in Winnipeg After First One Sells Out in Seconds

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan is huge in Canada. Tickets sold out so fast for Luke’s May 7 show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he’s added a second show on May 6. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, the original show sold out in just seconds. Tickets for the second show are on sale as of Saturday morning via Ticketmaster.

Luke launches the 2015 leg of his That’s My Kind of Night tour February 10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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Kip Moore Has New Single Hitting the Airwaves Very Soon

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore fans have waited quite awhile for some new music, and it looks like they’ll be getting a new single pretty soon. Kip tweeted Friday that a new song is headed to country radio in the coming weeks.

Says Kip, “For those asking…the new single will not be available on iTunes for a couple more weeks but u will hear on some stations before then.”

Kip’s debut album, Up All Night, was released in 2012 and produced the hit songs “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck,” “Beer Money,” and “Hey Pretty Girl.”


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWho is the only other coach on NBC’s The Voice besides Blake Shelton to have appeared on all seasons? ANSWER: Adam Levine.


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Blake Shelton Racks Up New Gold and Platinum Certifications

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s latest #1 hit, “Neon Light,” has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for 500,000 combined downloads and streams. It’s not the only heavy metal Blake picks up this week. His 2010 album, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton has also been certified platinum for sales of one million copies.

“Neon Light” and Blake’s new single, “Lonely Tonight,” are both featured on his latest album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, which has been certified gold.


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