Kenny Chesney Ready to Celebrate His Birthday and The Big Revival with His Fans

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney will celebrate his 47th birthday today with the launch of The Big Revival Tour in Nashville.  He’ll be playing tonight and tomorrow at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with openers Jake Owen and Chase Rice, and he’s excited to not only play his hits, but some of the new music off his latest album, The Big Revival, for his fans.  He says, “This album was made for the intent of doing these songs live, and I’m proud of that. And I’m proud that was a calculated choice. It’s the newness that you get to feel with new music and the connection with the audience, and them not feeling like that ‘okay, this is somethin’ we’ve seen last year and the year before. And we don’t necessarily want to miss it this year, but we ain’t seeing nothin’ new either.’ You know what I mean? (laughs)”

 

The idea of not wanting to give his fans a rehashed version of a tour they’ve seen before consumed a lot of Kenny’s time when he took 2014 off to work on his latest album.  He says, “I thought about that a lot, and I didn’t want to be that guy. That’s why I backed away, tried to make the best record I could, and then we’re gonna go out there with new music and a new energy, which is, pardon the pun, what The Big Revival is all about.”

 

You can see a complete list of dates for The Big Revival Tour here.

 

Jake Owen Flattered to be Invited Back on Kenny Chesney Tour for a Third Time

Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Jake Owen will once again be joining Kenny Chesney on the road as one of the openers for his new tour, The Big Revival Tour, which kicks off tonight in Nashville.  This will be Jake’s third time on a Kenny tour and he told CMT it was a no brainer to say yes when Kenny asked him to be a part of this new tour.  “I’m flattered that he asked for a third time, but even outside the business of playing music, Kenny and I have a genuine friendship. Even if I wasn’t on tour with him, there have been times when I’ve called him to ask him for a piece of advice. Kenny has nothing to gain or lose by giving me advice, so he’s always honest with me. I admire that about him. So saying yes to this tour was the easiest decision I ever made.”

 

Besides having a great deal of respect for Kenny as a friend and a fellow artist, Jake is also excited to be back on tour with him because his time slot continues to grow with each tour.  “The first time I played for Kenny (in 2006), I only had about 20 minutes,” says Jake.  The second time, in 2012, I had a little more. Now I have a whole hour, and every song we play is a hit single.”

 

Jake has been working on new music over the last few months and he told The Country Vibe there’s a good possibility he’ll be sharing a new song or two with his fans on this new tour.

 

RaeLynn to Guest Star on Disney Channel Original Series “I Didn’t Do It”

RaeLynn (courtesy of @RaeLynnofficial on Instagram)

RaeLynn (courtesy of @RaeLynnofficial on Instagram)

RaeLynn is going to test out her acting skills as a guest star on an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn’t Do It.  The series stars Olivia Holt, Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark and Sarah Gilman, and centers around brother–sister twins Lindy and Logan Watson, and their three best friends, Jasmine, Garrett and Delia, who all began their freshman year of high school at Ditka High.

 

RaeLynn will be guest starring in an episode called “Cheer Up Girls,” although it’s uncertain what role she’ll be playing.  An air date for RaeLynn’s episode of I Didn’t Do It will be announced at a later date.

Florida Georgia Line Releases New Video, Collaborates with Rapper Aloe Blacc and R&B singer Drew Castleberry

Florida Georgia Line, Jordan Schmidt, Aloe Blacc and Drew Castleberry

Florida Georgia Line, Jordan Schmidt, Aloe Blacc and Drew Castleberry

Florida Georgia Line just rolled out the video for their latest song, “Sippin’ on Fire,” while they’re busy working on brand new music, possibly for their next album.  The video was filmed in the middle of the Las Vegas dry lake beds and features flares, smoke effects and a full blown ring of fire.

 

As for the new music, Brian and Tyler spent the day yesterday in Brian’s tree house recording studio with rapper/singer Aloe Blacc and pop/R&B singer Drew Castleberry.  According to Tyler, they had written and recorded a new song called “Thankful,” which he described as a fresh new jam.  There’s no word on where the song will end up, on FGL’s next album or perhaps one of the other artists’ projects, so stay tuned.

Lee Brice Kicking off Environmentally Sound Headlining Tour

Lee Brice

Lee Brice

Lee Brice is preparing to launch a new headlining tour, which will have him partnering with REVERB, a non-profit organization that unites artists and colleges to affect environmental and social change. This marks the first time Lee has officially partnered with a charitable organization and he says, “We’re hoping to offset the environmental impact of the tour by supporting clean energy projects and using buses and trucks fueled with locally produced biodiesel. I have two sons and I look at this as investing in their future and that of kids around the world.”

 

Lee will kick off the tour on April 8th at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. During the first week of the tour he’ll also be visiting his alma mater, Clemson University. The Cadillac Three and Chase Bryant will open for Lee on the tour. Tickets are available at LeeBrice.com.

 

Lee Brice tour itinerary:

April 8 – Buies Creek, NC – Campbell University

April 9 – Erie, PA – Penn State University

April 10 – High Point, NC – High Point University

April 11 – Clemson, SC – Clemson University (with Natalie Stovall and The Drive, and Lewis Brice)

April 15 – Saint Charles, MO – Lindenwood University

April 22 – Conway, AR – University of Central Arkansas (with The Cadillac Three and Granger Smith)

April 24 – Monroe, LA – University of Louisiana

April 30 – North Andover, MA – Merrimack College

May 1 – Slippery Rock, PA – Slippery Rock University

May 2 – Durham, NH – University of New Hampshire