Chesney's "You and Tequila" reaches Platinum
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
– Kenny Chesney's single You and Tequila,
the duet with Grace Potter up for two Grammy Awards and five Academy of Country Music Awards, was certified Platinum.
The cut is the second million-selling song from Chesney's platinum disc "Hemingway's Whiskey," following Somewhere With You.
Chesney will be busy on the road later this year. The 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour, starring Chesney and Tim McGraw, has sold more than 500,000 tickets. The tour will feature stadium shows on weekend dates at venues across the country, the only cities and venues Chesney will play this year.
you and Tequila was written by Deana Carter and Matraca Berg. "It's thrilling to know that Deana and Matraca's beautiful song has reached so many people," Chesney said, "and the fact that a half-million tickets has already been sold for the 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour makes me wants to get back on the road and give each crowd the best spring break party of their lives."
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