Kenny Chesney with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves
The road to fame for Chesney is a familiar tale of honky-tonk hustling and record label shopping in Nashville. Chesney moved to country music's capital in 1990 and became a fixture on the bar scene until 1992 when he secured a songwriting contract with Acuff Rose Publishing. Chesney released his first full-length album, "In My Wildest Dreams", in 1994 under BNA Records. However, it was not until 1997 that Chesney experienced mainstream success when his single "She's Got it All" hit #1 on Billboard's US Country singles chart. In the same year, Chesney also garnered the "New Male Vocalist of the Year" award from the Academy of Country Music and his fourth album, "I Will Stand," achieved gold-certification status. Since then, Chesney has churned out eight more LPs, all of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. Additionally, Chesney has placed forty singles in the Top 40 of Billboard's Hot Country Songs, eighteen of which have rocketed to the top slot. Chesney has solidified his position as one of the top selling acts in terms of albums sales and concert revenue, however, he has not let this success go to his head. He still maintains his residence in Nashville, his signature cowboy hat, and asserts that "he is not that different from the kid who came to Nashville with a head full of dreams."
Kenny's production of hit singles and albums is matched only by his equally prolific concert schedule which has kept Chesney on the road for the better part of the last decade. The avid performer has been awarded the Entertainer of the Year award by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association an astounding four times each. Between 2005 and 2008, Billboard honored Chesney with the "Touring Award for Top Package" award and his 2007 Flip Flop Summer Tour ranked as that year's highest grossing country outing. Chesney has perfected the country music concert experience with his laid back collection of backwoods meets beach hits such as "When the Sun Goes Down" and "Keg in the Closet." Tour Dates for Chesney's 2011 "Going Coastal" circuit have him visiting country music lovers everywhere from Tuscaloosa to Toronto. Whether his is riding a tractor on stage behind the backdrop of fireworks or slowing it down with his acoustic guitar, Chesney brings the honky-tonk to packed arenas all around the country. Whether you are based in Winnipeg or Wichita, make Eventful your source for upcoming Kenny Chesney concert dates and don't miss on one of country music's best entertainers.
Eric Church: Eric Church has combined a knack for writing fist-pumping hit songs and filling America’s biggest venues with an authenticity that’s made him one of the 21st century’s biggest and most interesting country music stars. The 37-year-old North Carolina native has captured the hearts of fans with raw honesty, a willingness to blend sounds and ideas in new ways in a genre bursting with change. Church’s latest album, 2014’s “The Outsiders,” was one of the year’s few critical and commercial successes regardless of genre. Universally lauded by critics from all corners of the music world, “The Outsiders” produced two No. 1 hits, had one of the year’s all-genre top-five debut weeks and was the first and one of just two mainstream country albums to go Platinum. “The Outsiders” helped Church earn a genre-high four Grammy Award nominations, including Best Country Album and Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Give Me Back My Hometown.”
Church began performing at age 13 and turned his back on a marketing degree from Appalachian State to move to Nashville. Church arrived with a distinct and different point of view from Music Row tastes of the times. His first album, 2006’s “Sinners Like Me” yielded three Top 20 hits. He grew in popularity with the release of his second album, 2009’s “Carolina,” and as a relentless touring artist, then truly broke through in 2011 with “Chief.” That album gave Church three No. 1 singles, including “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand,” and won both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Album of the Year awards.
Eli Young Band: The Eli Young Band is country-rock's latest crave. With four Top 40 singles to their credit and years of touring under their belts; the Eli Young Band is hoping that 2011 will be their year. Currently on the road supporting their latest album, The Eli Young Band tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Eli Young Band concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Eli Young Band tour dates and venue information.
James Young and Mike Eli formed an acoustic duo while attending the University of North Texas in 2001. Since then they added Jon Jones and Chris Thompson to form the Eli Young Band. In 2005, they released their debut album, Level, and opened tour dates for Miranda Lambert. The band continued to tour throughout the decade and performances were scheduled at several events including the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Eli Young Band found success with their third album, Jet Black & Jealous, which was released in 2008. The album featured three hit singles including "Always the Love Songs" and they were nominated for the ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group.
In 2011, the Eli Young band released the single "Crazy Girl" to country radio. An immediate hit, it has already been certified Gold and the band has been on the road promoting their latest album, Life At Best, which is slated to hit stores in August, 2011. Stay on top of the Eli Young Band concert schedule (2011) by using Eventful as your concert calendar.