Kenny Chesney makes surprise Opry appearance
Saturday, April 5, 2008
– Kenny Chesney made a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry Friday night in support of the debut performance of Tim Hensley, a band member of Chesney who has just released his own bluegrass record, "Long Monday," co-produced by Chesney. Together they performed the classic "Workin' on a Building," that is included on Hensley's CD.
This is not the first time Chesney has shown up at the Opry unannounced. Chesney made an unannounced Opry appearance with friend Uncle Kracker four years ago. Last month, Randy Travis made a surprise visit to invite Carrie Underwood to become an official Opry member.
More news for Kenny Chesney
CD reviews for Kenny Chesney
After a storied run including eight Entertainer of the Year awards and two Greatest Hits albums (so far), Kenny Chesney was due for a setback. This one wasn't strictly personal, as the "Chillaxification" Tour got waylaid by a pandemic shutdown that scrapped most everything. The loss really belonged to the fans, as the original "Here and Now" record Chesney was supporting was a beauty – from the stirring "Knowing You" to the snarky "Wasted", ...
For many years now, Kenny Chesney has been the number one yacht country artist; one never spotted far from an ocean or without an adult beverage in his hand. However, this album's title track expresses a much deeper perspective on life. "I must've sat on a dozen islands/Watched the sun sink into the sea." Previously, island living was the reason for life. Now, life's purpose is described as much more internal than external. Call it trading that pirate flag for a little more mindfulness. ...
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music.
Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord ...