After nearly two decades in the Country Music spotlight, Kenny Chesney is no stranger to the CMA Awards stage. He has collected a total of six CMA Awards throughout his career, including winning the night’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year, four times – a feat only he and Garth Brooks share. Chesney will return to the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8|7c on ABC) with three CMA Awards Nominations – Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as Musical Event and Music Video of the Year for his Grace Potter-duet “You and Tequlia.”
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Throughout the course of Kenny Chesney’s seventeen-year career, he has accumulated a long list of successes and highlights, making him one of the biggest acts in Country Music. Twelve studio albums, two Greatest Hits compilations and a whopping 44 singles are just an introduction to Kenny Chesney’s record of achievements. He’s become one of the most popular Country Music performers of his time, selling out venues across the country.
2011 has been no different for Chesney. With the success of his Platinum-certified release, Hemingway’s Whiskey (Sept. 2010), Kenny Chesney again finds himself on the top. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, selling over 180,000 copies in its first week. The lead-off single, “The Boys of Fall,” earned Chesney his 18th No. 1 single and became a stepping stone for several side projects, including an ESPN-TV film of the same title, which Chesney produced and co-directed.
The album’s second and third singles, “Somewhere with You” and “Live a Little,” each earned the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, respectively. Chesney’s fourth single, “You and Tequila,” features guest vocals from rocker, Grace Potter (of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals), and continues to climb the Country charts. Written by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, the song is up for a total of three CMA Awards this year: Song of the Year (for Berg and Carter), Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year.