Thursday, July 3, 2008
– Kenny Chesney may be busy touring and filling stadiums, but soon he will have is own radio show.
"No Shoes Radio" launches July 26 on XM radio as a 24-hour station, featuring music from Chesney's audio catalog, including never-before-heard recordings, an uncut, exclusive concert broadcast from the 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour, plus random drop-ins from fans, friends and music.
"There's a lot of hits, but there are also a lot of album tracks, songs from
the early part of my career, stuff from our Keg in the Closet shows and obscurities that you had to be there to hear," said Chesney. "Anyone who knows anything about me knows how passionate I am about music, and this is a way to bring people into everything I love about songs, playing...music."
The show will also include music featuring both those artists who influenced Chesney's world and the kind of music capturing the sonic culture of his current Poets & Pirates Tour.
"I think we've become a part of people's lives," said Chesney. "The way a lot of bands were for us, we're what they're listening to when they're hanging out, when they're having fun, when they need to gear up for something. That's what music always did for me ... and it's kind of mind-blowing to think that your songs could be that for someone else. So for all those fans out there, get ready for something pretty cool."
Other XM artist specific stations are for George Strait, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson and Coldplay.