Kenny Chesney just wrapped his 23 stadium-date Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw but he won’t be resting any time soon. His fall schedule is packed with a new single, a milestone award, CMA nominations, a new app and more to be announced soon.
Last week, Kenny released “El Cerrito Place” as his next single. On Monday, it was the most-added song on country radio. “The longing of this frustrated, angry, soul-searching emotion this person is feeling… I think it defines a lot of people,” he said of the song. “I have felt all that emotion, and I’ve lived the song for so long. I just love what it says and I love the way Keith Gattis wrote it.”
Kenny also learned last week that he was nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year again, an award he’s won four times. He’s also up for Music Video of the Year for “Come Over” and Musical Event of the Year for “Feel Like a Rock Star,” his duet with Tim McGraw.
On September 22, Kenny and his band will join Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp at Farm Aid. The concert will benefit family farmers and take lace at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Penn.
Then, on September 24, its back to Nashville where the Academy of Country Music will honor Kenny with the Crystal Milestone Award which celebrates his selling more than 10.5 million tickets to his live shows and honors his work helping developing country acts gain nationwide exposure.
There is still more on the horizon for Kenny, including the release of a new mobile app aimed to bring the experience of his albums and live shows straight to smartphones. He’ll also announce special Fall 2012 performances in the coming days.