Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation Tour
Friday, July 12, 2013
Superstar Kenny Chesney along with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves are bringing the "No Shoes Nation Tour" to Target Field Friday, July 12, 2013 for one unforgettable evening.
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Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. CST.
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.
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.
Zac Brown Band: After self-releasing two albums in the early 2000s, Zac Brown Band hit it big with their smash single "Chicken Fried" in 2008. Ever since, they have been at the top of the charts and critics list. Zac Brown Band tour dates have been scheduled nationally and the band is eager to hit the road in support of their sophomore album.
Zac Brown was the second of twelve children from rural Dahlonega, Georgia. He developed an interest in country music at an early age and learned to play the guitar at seven years old. Zac moved to West Georgia to go to college and he started playing in local bars to make extra cash. Zac Brown formed the band in 2002 and immediately hit the road; Zac Brown Band's concert schedule included nearly 200 dates a year after being formed in 2002. The following year, Zac founded his own label "Southern Ground", and started releasing his music, his way.
In 2004, the band self-released, "Far From Einstyne", and in 2005 they issued the album "Home Grown". The band continued to tour extensively and released a live album, "Live From the Rock Bus Tour", in 2007. Zac even opened up a music club and restaurant during this time. It served as a venue for the bad to showcase their music and get some southern home cooking.
In 2008, the band signed with Atlantic Records who released their major label debut, "The Foundation". The album's first single, "Chicken Fried", was a smash success reaching #1 on the country singles charts, a rare feat for a debut single. The album went on to release four more singles, three of which also hit #1 on the singles charts. Of the album's massive success, Brown asserts that it "solidifies an achievement that has been more than a decade in the making." In 2009 Zac Brown Band concert dates were booked at Stagecoach Music Festival, California's largest country music festival, and Bonnaroo Music Festival.
2009 proved to be the year of Zac Brown's critical success. In one year, they went from relative obscurity to being named the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocal Group and they won the highly coveted Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Off the heels of their success, Zac Brown Band tour dates were booked as the headliners on the "Breaking Ground Tour". Of their first headlining tour, Brown states that "For us to come into our own, we had to make it happen as a headliner."
After the successful tour, the band headed back to the studio to record the follow-up. Despite fears of the dreaded sophomore album curse, the band released "You Get What You Give", in September 2010 and the album immediately hit #1 on the Billboard 200. The lead-off single," As She's Walking Away", gave them their fifth #1 single and garnered them another Grammy for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals" at the 2011 ceremony. Zac Brown Band concert dates were booked as the headlining act at the 2010 Detroit Hoedown festival and they performed "As She's Walking Away", at the Country Music Association Awards in November, 2010.
Zac Brown's meteoric rise has been nothing short of remarkable. Their latest single, "Colder Weather", recently gave them their sixth #1 single, a position they hope to occupy with the follow-up, "Knee Deep". Make sure you don't miss out on the ACM's Top Vocal Event of the Year when Zac Brown Band concert dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Zac Brown Band tour dates and venue information.