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Kenny Chesney & P!NK Set the Country Charts on Fire

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As Cosmic Hallelujah gets ready to drop this Friday, Oct. 28, Kenny Chesney and P!NK slide into the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and the Media Base Country Airplay charts – as well as already spending two weeks topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs, which combines streaming, sales and airplay with “Setting The World On Fire.” With all that momentum and his chemistry with his duet partner, it’s not surprising the song is now making its way up the Hot AC charts as well.

“I knew the moment I heard this song, it was exactly the moment of life and love exploding, and everything turning Technicolor,” Chesney says of the song. “Finding songs that are in the moment are harder, but in this kind of moment, it’s almost impossible. And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is happening as we sing it. It’s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.”

Recorded in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song surges with the kind of jubilance that occurs in real life. Whether it’s the “I love you” written in lipstick on a mirror, screaming out the car windows from euphoria or having the band on your t-shirt coming out of the radio, “Setting The World On Fire” is a pure expression of a peak moment – and the two people in it.

“I was really happy we were going to be able to release this second,” says the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” of his 29th No. 1 single. “To have Country radio respond to P!NK the way they have, to be so welcoming, that makes me proud. I think when you bring an artist into country, you need to play to their strengths, but you also want them to feel caught up in what we do.”

Moving “Fire” into the second single position not only put Chesney’s follow-up to the four No. 1 yielding The Big Revival, it also brought a sense of buoyance to his always life affirming approach to music. The extra time afforded the 8-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year to align some new songs with his latest No. 1’s effervescence – creating what is now known as Cosmic Hallelujah.

“Sometimes a record turns, and it takes a moment to catch up,” Chesney admits with a laugh. “When we moved into ‘Setting The World On Fire,’ I think the whole vision fell into a new place – and it was a really good place. With the songs we brought in, suddenly this album was about the thrill you can find in any given moment, peak things that happen that are so every day. Watching the response, it makes me feel like a lot of people feel like I do – so this record should hit’em right where they live.”

Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton to Play 2017 Tortuga Music Festival

The Tortuga Music Festival 2017 Lineup is Here, Y’all! #CheersToFiveYears #TortugaFest from Huka Entertainment on Vimeo.

The lineup for South Florida’s 5th Annual Tortuga Music Festival which runs April 7,8, 9 has been announced!

Country music’s biggest beach party headliners include Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton as well as performances from Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Slightly Stoopid, Old Dominion, Marren Morris, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Nelly, Daya, Michael Ray, and LOCASH.

Rounding out the bill are: G Love & Special Sauce, Drake White & the Big Fire, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Steve Moakler, Delta Rae, Brandon Lay, Russell Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Jon Langston, Jordan Davis, Marcus King Band, Quaker City Night Hawks, DJ Rock and DJ Bad Ash.

The 2017 Tortuga Music Festival will take place on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  More info available here: 

Kenny Chesney to be Honored for Songwriting

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Kenny Chesney will be recognized for his songwriting skills when he receives the BMI President’s Award at the 64th annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville November 1st. The honor is given to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, P!nk and Adam Levine.

Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Cosmic Halleujah Track List & Cover


With his compulsion to get the music “just right” – and his desire to inspire the wildly-impassioned No Shoes Nation – Kenny Chesney’s Cosmic Hallelujah has taken some unpredictable turns. But in the end, the follow-up to his four-No. 1-producing The Big Revival has been finalized and is heading for mastering.

“I’ve been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I’ve loved for years,” Chesney explains. “When ‘Setting The World On Fire’ came together, it opened a window of time – and some songs that had come in after we were done, I didn’t have to save for the next album. Suddenly, everything was changing, and the album I’m releasing now has a lot of what made Some Town Somewhere capture the essential part of who the No Shoes Nation is, but really takes the your-life-is-now piece of The Big Revival and expands it.

“And there’s one very special song I’ve been holding for years called ‘Coach’ that we went in and re-cut,” said Chesney. “It really captured that song’s heart.”

Beyond the hot white center-of-the-moment duet with P!NK, “Setting The World On Fire,” and the creative blast of “Noise,” Cosmic Hallelujah includes “Some Town Somewhere,” the album title source’s percolating philosophy, “Trip Around the Sun,” the Tom Petty-esque coming-of-age, “All The Pretty Girls,” the breezy romance of “Bar at The End of the World,” the DIY get-out-of-towner, “Winnebago,” the homage to small town dives, “Jesus and Elvis” and the worry-jettisoning “Bucket,” as well as the priority questioning, “Rich and Miserable,” that’s Chesney’s most musically ambitious track yet.

Matraca Berg, Hayes Carll, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Allison Moorer, David Lee Murphy, Jon Nite, Josh Osborne and Craig Wiseman are among Cosmic Hallelujah’s songwriters. The Oscar-nominated Moorer also sings on “Jesus & Elvis.”

With a cover shot by famed rock photographer Danny Clinch taken on the Jersey Shore, Cosmic Hallelujah magnifies the euphoria and rush that defines Chesney as an artist, a writer and a live performer. Beyond the strong emphasis on rhythm and grooves, the four-consecutive Academy of Country Music and four-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year worked to craft an album that marks the best part of being alive and the way to embrace the moment and appreciate the smallest things that often get lost in life as it hurtles by.

As “Setting The World On Fire” grazes the Country Top 5 and flirts with the pop charts, look for Cosmic Hallelujah Oct. 28.

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