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Celebrate July 4th with Country Music Concert Marathon on AXS TV

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AXS TV celebrates Independence Day weekend with over 15 hours of country music in a special concert marathon July 5th beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The line-up features unforgettable performances some of country’s most beloved artists, including Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson and more.

The marathon kicks off at 2 p.m. ET with outlaw country legend Merle Haggard as he takes the stage at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas, followed by country superstar Tim McGraw (4 p.m. ET), who performs out a mix of his new songs and classic hits, and the star-studded tribute concert “George Jones: 50 Years of Hits” (5 p.m. ET) where a line-up including Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd and many more celebrate legendary artist’s music.

Then, AXS TV presents Luke Bryan’s iconic spring break concert from Panama City, Florida at (7:05 p.m. ET), Kenny Chesney’s blockbuster “Summer in 3D” concert film (8:05 p.m. ET), Shania Twain’s Las Vegas show “Still The One” (9:25 p.m. ET), and Martina McBride’s Everlasting Tour performance from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (11:05 p.m. ET).

The night continues as Willie Nelson performs Billy Bob’s Texas (12:35 a.m. ET), Sugarland plays hits from “Incredible Machine” and other favorites (2:30 a.m. ET), chart-topper Travis Tritt performs classics such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Great Day” (3:30 a.m. ET) and Trace Adkins caps off the marathon in “Live Country!” (4:20 a.m. ET).
The full schedule is as follows (all times eastern):

2 p.m. – Merle Haggard: Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
4 p.m. – Tim McGraw
5 p.m. – George Jones: 50 Years of Hits
7:05 p.m. – Luke Bryan: Spring Break… Checkin’ Out
8:05 p.m. – Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D
9:25 p.m. – Shania Twain: Still The One
11:05 p.m. – Martina McBride: Everlasting Tour Live from the Ryman Auditorium
12:35 a.m. – Willie Nelson Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
2:30 a.m. – Sugarland 2009
3:30 a.m. – Travis Tritt
4:20 a.m. – Trace Adkins: Live Country!

Kenny Chesney Visits First Coastal Conservation Reefs in St. John River

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Kenny Chesney got to do something very special before his sold-out Florida Country Superfest show June 14: the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar visited the first two No Shoes Reefs in Jacksonville’s St. John River. Named the Coastal Conservation Association and George Holt Reefs, the man-made reefs – designed to promote quality of aquatic life – were built through the support of Chesney’s ongoing partnership with Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and The Coastal Conservation Association/Building Conservation Trust.

“It’s so easy to take the oceans and waterways for granted,” Chesney says. “What they were able to create here says a lot about the ways man can live not just in harmony, but supporting our natural aquatic resources. Beyond clean water, it is about supporting healthy marine life… and that includes being aware of the impact of erosion under the water.”

Thirteen-hundred tons of concrete was used to create the two reefs. In total, 18 barge loads were needed to carry the material to the two designated reef sites. Each reef measures 200’ x 200’ – and were built in a two-week time frame to minimize disruption.

“Looking at the underwater sonar, it’s amazing,” Chesney marvels. “In only 18 months, these reefs aren’t just alive, they’re thriving with life. As a guy who has so many of my happiest memories on the water, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of creating something like this in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, the people at the Coastal Conservation Association and the sales of my line of sunglasses with Costa Del Mar.

All these teams came together to do something really good for the world, and I love the idea that now two reefs are working to help strengthen the health of the river. When you protect that, you insure the survival of something integral for our survival, as well as nurturing an ideal habitat for marine life. I’m blown away by how this has grown.”

“The sky’s the limit because there’s so many places that need healthy marine habitat,” expressed Coastal Conservation Association President, Pat Murray. “We were just talking about the incredible life on this river and what this reef is doing to enhance that life. If we do that times ten or times 100 or who knows, we can make a real difference for the health of our oceans.”

Easily accessible by boats, the reefs provide a much-needed habitat and improved fishing in this section of the river, which is approximately 20 miles inland from the Atlantic. Drawing inspiration from life on the water, the 8-time Academy of Country Music/Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year hopes to insure the future of the oceans and beaches for generations to come.

“To get out on the water and float around something that started as a dream and a couple conversations about what to do with the money the sunglasses line had brought in, that’s powerful,” Chesney continues. “The proof is in the water, and I couldn’t be prouder of all the people who helped build it, the University of Jacksonville for studying it and everyone who contributed in so many different ways to make this a reality.”

Already announced as the headliner for the 2016 Florida Country Superfest, Chesney continues his 2015 Big Revival Tour this weekend with stops at Ava Amphitheater in Tuscon, Ariz. and The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Country Music Fans Act a Fool at Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Concert in Green Bay

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Police say 250 to 300 people were kicked out of the stadium concert with Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean in Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday.

By comparison, about 25 ejections are typical for a Green Bay Packers game. Green Bay Police Captain Paul Ebel tells Press-Gazette Media he doesn’t remember ever handling an event so busy for police at the stadium. Most of those concertgoers were ejected because of fighting, harassment or extreme intoxication. Police arrested 25 people. Chesney’s 2011 concert at Lambeau Field resulted in 15 arrests and 60 ejections.

If you want to get a little laughter out of the ridiculously drunk behavior check out Doug Schneider of the Green Bay Press Gazette who live-tweeted the police scanner during the concert, as he does for each Packers home game.   Check out some of the hilarious tweets here.

 

 

Kenny Chesney Takes On Green Bay’s Lambeau Field & Surprises Grace Potter

Credit: Jill Trunnell

Credit: Jill Trunnell

The flooring and stage started being built Monday… The traffic advisories began Wednesday… When Kenny Chesney rolled into historic Lambeau Field Saturday, June 20th, Green Bay was more than ready for the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as “The King of the Road” and his The Big Revival Tour. The second time he’s taken over the historic home of the Green Bay Packers proved to be an unforgettable evening.

Credit: Jill Trunnell

Credit: Jill Trunnell

By the bridge of “’Til It’s Gone,” the set’s fourth song and his 26th #1, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was soaked in sweat, the audience swaying and singing with total abandon.

“I’ve waited all week,” he told the record-breaking crowd of 53,363 people, “to be right here… in this place… because right now, we’re together. The music matters, life matters, you matter – and we’re going to celebrate that together tonight!”

Over 24 songs, Chesney brought the crowd to threshold after threshold, celebrating life as it’s lived in the flyover and the power of loving where you making every moment count. From the giant No Shoes Nation Skull & Crossbones waving during “Pirate Flag” to Kenny Greenberg’s searing guitar solo on “Somewhere with You,” it was all surging energy and riotous applause.

Bringing surprise guest Grace Potter in a black leather mini skirt out, he explained the day was special because “a couple days ago, I got to call Grace Potter and tell her not only are we playing Lambeau Field, we have a #1 record.” That set up the week’s chart-topping “Wild Child” as a sea of hand-lettered placards were thrust into the air. It was followed by a particularly heart-tugging “You And Tequila,” all whispered regret and desire.

As “You And Tequila” faded, a 5-tiered cake was rolled from the wings down the T, along with a giant margarita. Chesney – the only concert to play Lambeau Field two times – then led the crowd of 53,363 strong through singing “Happy Birthday” to his frequent duet partner.

“To be able to surprise Grace like that? Talk about awesome. We have had so many adventures, made some really great music… The look on her face hearing that crowd sing was beyond any gift I could’ve given her, and no one appreciates the fans more.”

Later in the set, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy joined Chesney for the set closing celebration of high school heart and spirit “The Boys of Fall.” Signing a Packers helmet, McCarthy helped the East Tennessean give the special memento to a young girl.

“Some nights are just magical,” Chesney said later. “That show was like an out of body experience: the crowd was right there with us… The band was so hot and in the zone… I felt completely connected to everyone in the stadium. It’s the kind of night you hope for every time, and spend your whole career chasing: nights when the songs, the fans, the band and you are one.”

The only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, Chesney’s been tearing up stadiums all summer. He’s broken his own record at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field with 55,381, and prompted The Dallas Morning News to opine “Two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen and one part Billy Graham” after his AT&T Stadium show.

“There are times it all just feels right,” Chesney enthused. “Green Bay, Lambeau Field, those fans who’re all heart and passion: that’s why I fell in love with playing years ago. When people see their lives in your songs – and throw that energy back, there’s nothing like it.”

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