Kenny Chesney and the CMA Songwriters Series make their debut in Boston August 25, 2011.
And for the first time fans can visit CMASongwritersSeries.com or NoShoesRadio.com to hear the live performance as it happens. (8:00 PM/ET)
It all starts with a song. And Thursday August 25, 2011 (8:00 PM/ET) Kenny Chesney and the CMA Songwriters Series will make its Boston debut playing to a sold-out house at the Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont Street, in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District showcasing the craftsmen that create the songs for artists, for radio, for … you !
Chesney will be joined by Songwriters Matraca Berg, Brett James, Wendell Mobley, Craig Wiseman, and Host Bob DiPiero for this SOLD-OUT Boston debut.
The CMA Songwriters Series began in New York City in 2005. Since then, it has continued to play in front of sold out crowds at New York’s Joe’s Pub. In 2009, CMA took this popular series to other markets including Chicago and Los Angeles. The Aug. 25 show will be the debut of this series in Boston where Boston will have the honor of hosting and highlighting country music mega-talent.
CMA Songwriters Series showcases the best of Nashville’s mega-hit songwriters !
Each night of the series features successful songwriters from Nashville who line up on stage with guitar in-hand and take turns telling the storeis behind their hit songs and performing them in the raw as originally written.
Country superstar Kenny Chesney appearing in Boston at the Songwriters Series for the first time – Chesney, whose songwriting credits include such instant classics as “Beer In Mexico,” “You Had Me From Hello,” “Out Last Night,” “I Go Back,” and “I’m Alive” (a duet with Dave Matthews), has won four CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards, scored 22 No. 1 singles, and sold more than 30 million albums. In addition, his current Corona Presents Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour has sold more than 1.1 million tickets, and his most recent album, Hemingway’s Whiskey , has spawned three No. 1 singles.
Kenny shares, “I came to town as a songwriter and always consider myself a songwriter first”. He continues, “I’m looking forward to playing alongside my friends and heroes who create and write amazing songs for a living. I’m really proud to help the CMA show the fans what great music comes out of Nashville from our awesome writers. I couldn’t think of a better place to showcase this than in the City of Boston. The fans have been amazing to us and I am thrilled to be ending our tour with over 100,000 sold tickets in one of the greatest markets in the world.” (Kenny will be following this CMA Songwriters Series with a two-day-back-to-back-sell-out concert wrapup at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots featuring tourmates ZacBrownBand, Billy Currington and a special appearance by “You and Tequila” duet partner Grace Potter)
Kenny Chesney will be accompanied at the CMA Songwriters Series Boston debut by the Songwriting Craftsmanship of:
Matraca Berg (“You and Tequila” recorded by Chesney, “Strawberry Wine” recorded by Deana Carter, “If I Fall You’re Going Down With Me” recorded by The Dixie Chicks, and “XXXs and OOOs [An American Girl]” recorded by Trisha Yearwood);
Brett James (“Jesus Take the Wheel” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “The Truth” recorded by Jason Aldean, and “When the Sun Goes Down” and “Out Last Night,” both recorded by Chesney);
Wendell Mobley (“I Melt” and “Fast Cars and Freedom,” both recorded by Rascal Flatts, “Strange” recorded by Reba, and “There Goes My Life” recorded by Chesney);
Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Where the Green Grass Grows,” both recorded by Tim McGraw, and “The Good Stuff” and “Summertime,” both recorded by Chesney) and
Bob DiPiero, the evening’s host (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl” recorded by Brooks & Dunn).
No Shoes Radio is Kenny Chesney’s online radio station, now available to fans all over the world. Programmed by Kenny himself, No Shoes Radio features music from Chesney’s audio catalog, including never-before-heard recordings, live concert broadcast, and random drop-ins from fans, tour staff, and Kenny’s superstar friends. Plus, fans hear all of Kenny’s favorite songs — everything from the rocking sounds of Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews to the Caribbean grooves of Bob Marley & The Wailers — plenty of music that brings to life the “no shoes” attitude that permeates Kenny Chesney’s world. No Shoes Radio also takes listeners backstage at Kenny’s concerts for exclusive access to the “Vibe Room” and Kenny’s tour bus, including conversations and jam sessions with artists like Steve Miller, Sammy Hagar, and Keith Urban. And in the winter months, listeners travel with Kenny to the Caribbean and get first-hand insight into his life in the islands! From the studio to the stage to the sand, No Shoes Radio is available at http://www.noshoesradio.com and via the free Kenny Chesney iPhone app.
For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit www.cmasongwritersseries.com