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Kenny Chesney Signs With Warner Bros; New Day For Blue Chair Records

L to R: President of Morris Higham Management, Clint Higham; Chairman and President Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito; Kenny Chesney; and Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Jess Rosen
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Warner Music Group and Warner Music Nashville are honored to welcome eight-time ACM winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney to the Warner Music family. As part of WMN, the songwriter/superstar’s music will be released on the Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label.

Since leaving East Tennessee with a handful of songs and a dream bigger than he understood, Kenny Chesney has developed into the man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” and the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “The People’s Superstar.” With over 30 million albums sold, 30 No. 1s, and countless sold-out stadium tours that sell in excess of a million tickets every time he takes to the road, the 2018 Country Album of the Year GRAMMY nominee is on the verge of yet another creative renaissance.

“It is a big deal to change labels,” said Chesney. “But when you hear Max, Espo, and Cris Lacy talk about music, about what it means and does, when you hear that passion, you can’t help but get fired up. To me, music is only complete when it gets to the fans and becomes part of their lives. The people at Warner understand my commitment to that idea, and they’re just as committed to those ideals as I am.”

“Kenny Chesney embodies the relentless pursuit of artistic freedom and expression,” said WMN Chairman & CEO John Esposito. “An unapologetic free spirit, he has built a career on perseverance, drive, innovation, and most especially, great songs. Everything he does is inspired. It is with deep respect and honor that we welcome Kenny to Warner Music Nashville. We couldn’t be more excited to work with him and his team.”

“Kenny’s not only a country music icon, but an American superstar, who’s still hungry to write, record, and perform amazing music that moves millions of people,” said Warner Music Group CEO, Recorded Music Max Lousada. “The fact that he has chosen Warner Music as his new label home is a huge testament to the culture created by Espo and his team, who have made our Nashville operation a magnet for both emerging talent and established artists. I join Espo in welcoming Kenny into the Warner family, and we’re all looking forward to amplifying his success and taking his music to fans across the globe.”

About Kenny Chesney:
Kenny Chesney is an American musical force. With 30 No. 1 hits, including “American Kids,” “When The Sun Goes Down,” “I Go Back,” “Noise,” and “Pirate Flag,” over 30 million albums and 38 million tracks sold, he has created the soundtrack for coming of age in the heartland in the 21st century. His commitment to his fans – known as the No Shoes Nation – has seen Chesney succeed as the only Country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts for the past 25 Years, as well as consistently playing NFL stadiums across the U.S. That commitment to giving his fans songs that hold their lives, and concerts where he consistently breaks records, reflects the passion that fuels the songwriter/superstar.

About Warner Music Nashville
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 with the goal of expanding the presence of WMG and its family of labels has had in the Nashville music community for more than 60 years. Under the leadership of Chairman & CEO John Esposito, the division is home to Warner Bros. Nashville, Atlantic Nashville, Elektra Nashville and the LoudMouth comedy label.

About Warner Music Group
With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

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LIVE IN NO SHOES NATION Is Part of Stadium Trip Around The Sun

Having spent the better part of the year culling, mixing and mastering Live in No Shoes Nation, Kenny Chesney created what he believes to be the ultimate love letter to the people who’ve come out year after year, summer after summer. Believing that his songs, especially the hits, only truly find their ultimate form after being shared with the world, Live in No Shoes Nation serves to capture the passion, the intensity and the spirit of No Shoes Nation at large.

“The more I listened, the more I realized: they have no idea how good they sound – or how much they give these songs new shapes,” Chesney says. “The last thing I thought I’d be doing for my next record was a live album, but the way No Shoes Nation sounds, it seemed like – once I really started digging in – the only thing to do.”

Further heightening that connection between the live experience and the people who make the noise, Chesney wanted to find a way to close the circle. Anyone buying a ticket to this year’s Trip Around the Sun 2018 stadium shows can receive a physical copy of Live in No Shoes Nation as part of each ticket purchased.

“It just seems like the right thing to do,” Chesney offers. “For all the people who’ve been part of making these tours so successful every single summer, let’s make it as easy as possible to put the music in their hands. We’re all moving so fast, with too many places we have to be. This way, if you want to hear something like ‘One Step Up’ from the Stone Pony, or something that goes all the way back to 2007 with Dave Matthews and I having an end-of-tour moment singing ‘Space Cowboy’ and ‘Three Little Birds,’ or the night in Boston when we sang ‘Happy on the Hey Now’ for a friend from the islands, it’s all here!”

“And as much as downloading is so convenient, there is nothing like putting a CD in your car – and just driving and sinking into the music. Maybe I’m the only person who still does that, but I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve spent during the making of this record doing just that. It does sound different, so I figured: make it part of how we get into Trip Around the Sun.”

From the beach at Perdido Key, on the Florida/Alabama line to Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field…from Tampa, Kansas City, or Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre to Foxboro, Massachusetts, Live in No Shoes Nation measures the fun, the friends, the soul and the songs that have come to define coming-of-age in the flyover this century as they’ve been lived, sung and cheered to since the only Country Artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years found himself a true stadium headliner.

“This is about music, about getting pumped up for next summer’s stadium shows,” Chesney says of the CD that fans can receive with every ticket. “Music is meant to be lived and loved and turned up. I wanna think we got that right here, and that everyone coming to the shows thinks they sound as good on these tracks as I do.”

Kenny Chesney Trip Around the Sun 2018 Tour Stadium Shows Presented by Blue Chair Bay
with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay

April 21                      Raymond James Stadium                                Tampa, FL

April 28                      Miller Park                                                      Milwaukee, WI

May 5                         US Bank Stadium                                            Minneapolis, MN

May 19                       AT&T Stadium                                               Dallas, TX

May 26                       Mercedes-Benz Stadium                                 Atlanta, GA

June 2                          Heinz Field                                                     Pittsburgh, PA

June 9                          Lincoln Financial Field                                    Philadelphia, PA

June 16                        Mapfre Stadium                                              Columbus, OH

June 23                        Chase Field                                                     Phoenix, AZ

June 30                        Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium            Denver, CO

July 7                          Centurylink Field                                            Seattle, WA.

July 14                        Arrowhead Stadium                                        Kansas City, MO

July 21                        Busch Stadium                                                Saint Louis, MO

July 28                        Soldier Field                                                   Chicago, IL

August 4                     Ford Field                                                       Detroit, MI

August 11                   Nissan Stadium                                               Nashville, TN

August 18                   MetLife Stadium                                             East Rutherford, NJ

August 24                   Gillette Stadium                                              Foxboro, MA

(Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, the Brothers Osborne + Brandon Lay)

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Brandon Lay Joins Kenny Chesney On 2018 TRIP AROUND THE SUN Stadium Tour

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EMI Records Nashville’s Brandon Lay joins country superstar Kenny Chesney on his highly anticipated 2018 Trip Around The Sun stadium tour kicking off next April in Tampa, FL. Spanning 18 U.S. cities and taking place in some of the most iconic venues in the United States, including Soldier Field and Gillette Stadium, the Trip Around The Sun Tour is certain to be one of the hottest tours of the Summer. Prior to Chesney’s tour dates, Lay will hit the road with Old Dominion and Michael Ray performing across the U.S. and Canada early next year.


After landing the No. 1 most-added song at country radio and reaching No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. Viral Chart with his “anthemic new single” (Rolling Stone) “Speakers, Bleachers And Preachers,” Lay has released four songs across two two-packs including brand new songs “Wilder Horses” (Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, Brandon Lay) and “Break Down On Me” (Brandon Lay), plus “Speakers, Bleachers And Preachers” (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Brandon Lay) and “Let It” (Paul DiGiovanni, Brad Tursi, Brandon Lay). Written in Lay’s signature storytelling style, the new tracks give fans an even deeper look into Lay’s life and memories which inspires the compelling songs he creates. The result is relatable and genuine music “tinged with twang, summing up small-town existence in songs made for a bonfire party” (Rolling Stone). Additionally, fans can learn more about Brandon Lay in his new EPK, check out the lyric video to his debut single, and find his full tour schedule on his website www.brandonlay.com/


Trip Around The Sun Tour Dates

April 21                       Tampa, FL                               Raymond James Stadium

April 28                       Milwaukee, WI                        Miller Park

May 5                          Minneapolis, MN                     US Bank Stadium

May 19                        Dallas, TX                                AT&T Stadium

May 26                        Atlanta, GA                              Mercedes-Benz Stadium

June 2                          Pittsburgh, PA                          Heinz Field

June 9                          Philadelphia, PA                       Lincoln Financial Field

June 16                        Columbus, OH                         MAPFRE Stadium

June 23                        Phoenix, AZ                             Chase Field

June 30                        Denver, CO                              Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station

July 7                           Seattle, WA                              CenturyLink Field

July 14                         Kansas City, MO                      Arrowhead Stadium

July 21                         St. Louis, MO                           Busch Stadium

July 28                         Chicago, IL                              Soldier Field

August 4                      Detroit, MI                               Ford Field

August 11                    Nashville, TN                           Nissan Stadium

August 18                    East Rutherford, NJ                  MetLife Stadium

August 24                    Foxboro, MA                           Gillette Stadium*

*Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Brandon Lay


About Brandon Lay:

EMI Records Nashville’s Brandon Lay grew up in Jackson, Tenn. – in between the blues, soul and rock-and-roll of Memphis and the country music capital of the world in Nashville. Influences from both legendary music cities can be found throughout Brandon’s work including his recently released debut single, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.” Co-written by Brandon with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” is autobiographical and walks listeners through the three biggest influences in his life – music, sports and faith.  The tune sparked an immediate reaction with listeners and quickly impacted the Spotify U.S. Viral chart cresting as high as No. 7.


Brandon, who moved to Nashville in 2010, signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell in 2013 and has been building a devoted following ever since. Brandon co-produced and co-wrote every song on his debut album expected out in 2018.

brandonlay.com | facebook.com/brandonlaymusic

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As many snowbirds across the country are dreaming of days filled with sand and sun, Blue Chair Bay® Rum is offering the perfect antidote to any wintertime blues with its “Key to the Keys Sweepstakes,” a nationwide sweepstakes that will launch in conjunction with the brand’s newest premium flavor Key Lime Rum Cream. Sweepstakes entrants will have the chance to win one of several prizes, with the Grand Prize winners scoring a trip to be at a private show with eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney in Key West, Fla.
“Key Lime Rum Cream was almost inevitable,” says the man deemed “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times. “One of those classic island tastes, it was only a matter of time until we captured the flavor of one of my favorite desserts. And now that we do, well, the cocktails we can make…”
With a bright citrus aroma and flavor notes of tart key lime balanced with a creamy meringue sweetness and hints of cinnamon, almond and amaretto, Key Lime Rum Cream is the perfect ingredient for beach-ready cocktails like a Key Lime Colada or a Key Lime Martini. Blue Chair Bay Rum, which was founded in 2013, reflects Chesney’s commitment to excellence and has established a taste standard that has evolved to contain some of the beverage industry’s most intriguing flavors.
To enter the Key to the Keys Sweepstakes, consumers must either find a “key” symbol under the tamper tape of 500 select Key Lime Rum Cream bottles or download an image with further instructions at https://keysweeps.bluechairbayrum.com.  The sweepstakes will open for entries on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and close on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Prizes being offered are as outlined below:
Grand Prize – One winner and his/her guest will win airfare to Key West, Fla. and lodging in Key West, with a $500 stipend for activities. They will be invited to a private show by Kenny Chesney.
Second Prize – Five entrants will win a Blue Chair Bay Key Lime Rum Cream-themed guitar with Kenny Chesney’s autograph.
Third Prize – 10 entrants will win a Blue Chair Bay swag pack.
About Blue Chair Bay® Rum
Blue Chair Bay® Rum, which had one of the industry’s most successful launches in the history of wine and spirits, is a collection of premium-blended rums created on the shores of the Caribbean and inspired by multi-platinum songwriter and entertainer Kenny Chesney’s love of the islands. Blue Chair Bay Rum is made with exceptional care using natural ingredients. Blue Chair Bay Rum is available in 50ml, 750ml 1L and 1.75L bottles. Blue Chair Bay White Rum 40% ABV; Blue Chair Bay Coconut, Coconut Spiced, Banana and Vanilla Rum, 26.5% ABV. Blue Chair Bay Key Lime Rum Cream, Banana Rum Cream and Coconut Spiced Rum Cream 15% ABV. Please enjoy Blue Chair Bay Rum responsibly. Bottled by Fishbowl Spirits, Rochester, NY. Fishbowl Spirits, LLC, Nashville, TN. Rum Specialty, 15% alc/vol. www.bluechairbayrum.com.
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Kenny Chesney’s COSMIC HALLELUJAH Oct. 28, New Title And Release Date


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Kenny Chesney’s creative roll over the last few months defies conventional business wisdom, but it seems to be igniting a whole other spark in the songwriter-superstar from East Tennessee. After writing, recording and releasing “Noise” in a matter of 11 days – and delaying the follow-up to his acclaimed The Big Revival until October 28 to accommodate “Setting the World On Fire,” featuring pop superstar P!NK – the 8-time Entertainer of the Year went on Good Morning America and surprised hosts Ginger Zee and Jesse Palmer with a brand new title for his forthcoming album: Cosmic Hallelujah.

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Kenny Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour wasn’t just the most attended country music tour this year with 1,335,0022 fans, it was also a tour that made a difference. Participating in the Love Hope Strength Foundation’s Get On The List Campaign, concertgoers at the East Tennessean’s stadium shows were able to participate in a mobile drive to register potential bone marrow donors with a simple cheek swab test that, in co-operation with Delete Blood Cancer, gets entered in the national donor bank for potential matches.

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Kenny Chesney Hits Billboard’s Top 5 2015 Tours


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When Kenny Chesney took his 2015 The Big Revival Tour on the road, he wanted to rock as many people as humanly possible. With just 57 dates, albeit 23 stadiums, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of the Road” was the only country act making Billboard’s Top 5 Touring Acts of 2015 – alongside Taylor Swift, One Direction, U2 and the Rolling Stones. Continue Reading →

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(L to R): Geoff Sprung, Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers
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Old Dominion, “which is helping to usher in a new wave of country” [Billboard], will make their national morning show television debut on NBC’s Today Show with two performances on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The band has been tapped to perform their two-week No.1 and RIAA Gold-certified debut smash single, “Break Up With Him” from their new album, Meat and Candy, as well as their highly anticipated follow up single, “Snapback” in the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, respectively.

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Anyone who knows anything about Kenny Chesney knows how deeply his passion for college football runs. So, it is with great pride that the only country act to grace Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years becomes the first-ever concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium, home of the Auburn Tigers since 1939, when he plays the storied venue on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The show will be in conjunction with the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest, created and presented by the founders of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation.

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The dust hasn’t even settled from Kenny Chesney’s record-smashing Big Revival 2015 Tour – closing with 120,206 fans played to over two nights at Foxboro, Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium – and the man The Wall Street Journal has deemed “The King of the Road” is ready to kick-off 2016. As is always his way, he’s looking to make his stadium shows the best day of the summer.

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