For Kenny Chesney, the ACMs prove "unbelievable"
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For Kenny Chesney, the ACMs prove "unbelievable"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 – For the third straight year, Kenny Chesney won the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award, but it's not being old hat for the superstar.

"It's a little unbelievable," said Chesney. "For a kid who just wanted to sing, just wanted to get to Nashville, just wanted to write good country songs, this is the kind of thing you don't ever dream about...but once you get a taste of it, it's something you wanna keep doing, because it says that you're not just giving your all, but that you're connecting with the fans in a way, that, well, is as intense as it can be."

It's been a good year for Chesney. He played to 1.3 million fans last year on his The Road and the Radio Tour and earned three multiple week number ones - "Summertime," "Livin' in Fast Forward" and his first solely-penned chart-topper "Beer in Mexico" - from his triple platinum and fourth consecutive all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums number 1, "The Road and the Radio."

Chesney also co-produced a bluegrass project on bandmate Tim Hensley and a song-driven album on the legendary Willie Nelson.

Chesney hits the road this summer with his Flip Flop Summer Tour - sponsored by Cruzan Rum - including six NFL stadiums in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

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CD review - Here and Now 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. ...
CD review - Songs for the Saints 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 ...

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