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Chesney tapes Austin City Limits

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – Kenny Chesney will tape Austin city Limits May 12 for a television showing sometime this fall.

"There is so much history when you look back at the artists who've played 'Austin City Lim its' over the years," said Chesney. "If you wanna know about American music, about Texas music, about music that comes out of the South - whether it's the Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic - or songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine, Western swing like Asleep at the Wheel or classic country like Merle Haggard, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette... that's the place you go."

"And with everything I've been able to do in my career, it's still an incredible honor to be asked to do 'Austin City Limits.' That's a whole other kind of music show..."

"When you go in there - and you think about all the people who've come before you - you really want to stand and play and sing and let the songs have their moment," Chesney said. "This is about getting to the basics of what I learned when I first came to town: a good song sung from an honest place. Let people sense who you are, and do it with the best songs possible."

"I can't think of a better place to revisit the songs of the past eight years," he said. "'Austin City Limits" is all about the music... and these songs - for me - have certainly withstood the test of time. What a great place to play them and get to consider what they've meant to me and a lot of other people."

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