Kenny Chesney came into Nashville’s Nissan Stadium with two No. 1s in the space of three weeks – sharing David Lee Murphy’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” then hitting the top of the Country Singles chart for two weeks with his own “Get Along” – and the No.
When CMT’s Katie Cook talked of friendship, dreams and hard work, the entire third floor of ACME Feed & Seed burst into cheers. As waiters passed trays of hot chicken’n’waffles and fried green tomatoes, David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney were being feted for the feel-good summer anthem “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” written by Murphy, Chris Stevens and Jimmy Yeary.
After the romping coming together in a divided world “Get Along” broke Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart record for the Most Country No. 1s by an artist, Kenny Chesney returns to country radio with the life-changing “Better Boat.” A song of grace in the face of humanity, it empowers without overpowering.
When Kenny Chesney made Songs for the Saints, he wasn’t thinking about chart positions, country radio or how these songs would play in his live shows—he was worried about the people of the Virgin Islands. Riding out a Category 5 hurricane without the same kinds of safety nets people on mainland take for granted, he understood the peril, and he channeled it into “Song for the Saints,” then “Love for Love City.”
Triple 8 Management partners George Couri and Bruce Kalmick announced exciting changes and additions to both their Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tenn. offices. The staff changes include five new hires and one promotion in management and marketing creating a total of 35 Triple 8 team members.
Joining the company are Aaryn Cantu, Jen Dalton, Alec Edmonds, Kelly Kresen and Jon Smalt. Additionally, former Marketing Assistant Avery Bashaw will take on a new role as Marketing Manager.
Sunday, Aug. 5, country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery shared the spotlight with his family on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” Together, the team won $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“My family and I were honored to play ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said McCreery. “St. Jude provides innovative medical treatments for kids with catastrophic diseases, and they do it for free. I’ve visited the hospital and met some of the patients. It is truly a place of healing.”