Eight songs into Kenny Chesney’s no-holds-barred set at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar finally paused for a moment, ran his hands down the legs of his jeans and told the at-capacity crowd, “I got asked every day, ‘Why Tampa?’ All you gotta' do is listen to this…” When the shrieking subsided, he then said he was going to play a new song about turning negative energy into positive energy, and launched into “Get Along,” his first single for Blue Chair/Warner Bros. Nashville.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Bold Events announced today that Lynyrd Skynyrd,Jason Aldean and Kid Rock will co-headline a day of music and fun on Sunday, Sept. 2 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Band members Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke were on hand for this morning’s press conference held at the Jaguars’ annual State of the Franchise presentation.
When Kenny Chesney heard “Get Along,” he knew it was a song for times like these. With a buoyant melody, a banjo offering joy and a lyric that reminds people to enjoy their life and the people in it, his first single for Warner Bros. Nashville/Blue Chair Records embodies everything the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee stands for. And like “American Kids,” “Get Along” has struck a chord.
With diverse guests – from Brooks & Dunn and KISS’ Tommy Thayer, to Jamey Johnson and Radney Foster – for nearly a decade, singer/songwriter and 3x GRAMMY winner Darius Rucker has spearheaded an event focused on amazing music, memorable collaborations and heartfelt stories resulting in over $1 million-and-counting raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Rucker continues that tradition this summer with his 9th Annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert.
Memories of the past often fade over time, but not the “Songs We Sang.” A native son of Nashville with a distinguished musical pedigree, singer/songwriter Levi Hummontaps the connection we have to songs that stay vibrant long after lesser details wilt with time with his thoughtful new single.
Michael Ray burst onto the scene with his self-titled, debut album featuring two RIAA Gold-certified No. 1 hits, “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think A Little Less.” Now, the Florida native is set to release his true introductory album, Amos, June 1 on Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville.
Anticipation continues to build for the Innovation in Music Awards (IMA), which recognize music industry professionals and companies who are innovating and distinguishing themselves in music creation, music discovery and developing innovative strategies in music marketing.