Kenny Chesney is country music's resident hit-maker having placed a single in the top 5 of Billboard's US Hot Country singles chart every year since 1996. Chesney's collection of country party anthems from "Beer in Mexico" to "Out Last Night" keep the Tennessee native at the top of the charts and on the road with a busy concert schedule. Chesney has toured the nation every year since 2001 and tour dates for his 2011 "Going Coastal" outing have the prolific singer-songwriter touring the nation throughout August.
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 is the latest country outlaw to hit it big in Nashville. He was named the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocalist at the awards ceremony held on April 3, 2011 where he also performed his hit, "Smoke a Little Smoke." Now you can catch this rising rebel at a venue near you. The Eric Church concert schedule has been announced and he is slated to perform with country bad boys, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith, at various dates throughout North America this spring and summer 2011.
This North Carolina native heard the calling to country music early on and by high school he was playing gigs at local honky-tonks. He continued playing at local bars near his alma mater, Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a marketing degree. Church put his dreams aside for a second, deciding to get engaged and start a corporate job. The call to country proved too strong, and Church put Corporate America and his fiancee aside, opting instead to move to Nashville. His career quickly took off, first in the world of music publishing when he was signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He penned a major hit with "The World Needs a Drink," which Terri Clark recorded and charted in 2004. Not long after, Church signed with Capitol Nashville and released his debut disc "Sinners Like Me" in 2006.
His first single, "How 'Bout You," was a rough and tough country anthem that hit #14 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs in 2006. Church wrote or co-wrote every track on the album and even persuaded country legend, Merle Haggard, to do a track with him. The album yielded two more top twenty country singles and peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200, garnering him attention in the crowded Nashville scene. In support of the album, the Eric Church concert schedule included opening stints for the Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts national tours.
He was quick to produce a sophomore set, releasing "Carolina" in 2008. The lead-off single "Love Your Love the Most," peaked at #10 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified gold. Church blended outlaw back into country with songs like "Smoke a Little Smoke," and "Young and Wild," and has established himself as one of country's edgiest and most aggressive singer-songwriters. His success has not just been commercial, he was lauded with the ACM award for Top New Vocalist and narrowly lost out to the Band Perry for the ACM Top New Artist award at the April, 2011 ceremony. The prolific artist is already back in the studio crafting his untitled third release, whose lead single "Homeboy," is racing up the charts.
Church's performance at the 2011 ACM awards ensured fans that he knows how to rock the rodeo. Make sure you catch this cowboy rocker when he visits your area. Eric Church tour dates are booked across the country and his concert schedule includes opening stints for Jason Aldean and Toby Keith. Use Eventful as your source for Eric Church tour dates and concert schedule news.
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.