Kenny Chesney

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    The 10 biggest douchebags in country music

    Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Paul McCartney announces Target Field show

    Paul McCartney has announced a new Minneapolis date at Target Field, according to sources. The August show fits within the Beatles founder's Out There U.S. tour, which is hitting arenas and stadiums around the country this summer.After Target Field has hosted country superstar Kenny Chesney a few ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Miley Cyrus at Xcel Entry Center, 3/10/14

    Miley Cyruswith Icona PopXcel Energy Center, St. PaulMonday, March 10, 2014Miley Cyrus is a brat. Or is she? The better question to ask may be whether her bad behavior makes her spoiled or proves she can't be tamed. (It also has a lot to do with your feelings on getting turnt.) As the Hannah Montana ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Jimmy Buffett at Xcel Energy Center, 12/3/13

    Jimmy BuffettXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 3, 2013Jimmy Buffett began his career as a memorable and talented country singer in the 1960s before he was catapulted into the status of the most-respected and revered master of beach-themed rest and relaxation. To this date, he has 29 stud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Passion Pit to play TCF Bank Stadium for U of M Homecoming

    We get it, Passion Pit -- you're a huge deal. From a pair of First Avenue shows last fall to a headlining gig at Summer Set just over the border in Wisconsin this year, the Cambridge synth-pop act has a draw that's on the rise. With an EDM sensibility fused inside their indie circuitry, the group ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 7/24-7/30

    Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    MN State Fair announces more 2013 grandstand: Macklemore, Tim McGraw, and more

    It's unlikely that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will get characterized as "raunchy" by anyone in the local press corps, but the rap group has had an undeniably meteoric rise in the past 12 months. Fans who caught them at Soundset 2012 got to hear them talk about some new song they were trying out cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Grace Potter: I imagine a crowd of 60,000 -- even if there's only fifteen

    Blues-rock singer Grace Potter is not just a pretty face. Grace and her band the Nocturnals tour constantly, as much as 200 shows a year. She's hard-working, but when given the opportunity to tour with different artists, she also shows her business finesse. The singer was invited to open for Kenny C ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Kenny Chesney totally loves Minneapolis

    KENNY CHESNEY IS TOTALLY PSYCHED TO PLAY TARGET FIELD AGAIN THIS SUMMER! And he sent us all a totally personalized audio bite to prove it.See also: Kenny Chesney is the only musician worthy of Target Field, apparently Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Target Field, 7/8/12 Ten reasons Zac Brown Band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Kenny Chesney is the only musician worthy of Target Field, apparently

    It is with a cringe that we announce that Kenny Chesney is returning to Target Field for a performance next summer. Although the country star was not Gimme Noise's favorite during this summer's stop for his Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw, Grace Potter and Jake Owen, that's not the problem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Top ten country songs about farming -- ahead of Farm Aid this weekend

    David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country and western song requires the following five components: Mama, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin' drunk. With all due respect to Mr. Coe, one subject seems absent: farmin'. Farming has been a part of country music since -- well, we guess the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Randy Travis drunkenly, nakedly threatened state troopers, reports say

    See also: Randy Travis, unedited. So... what's new with Randy Travis? Well, he's set to perform at Mystic Lake Casino on September 21, and the next day he'll be at Black Bear. He's got a new album for sale at the Cracker Barrel, and last year, several of his friends -- Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Top 10 tweets from Brothers of the Sun tour at Target Field

    Thousands of fun-lovin', cowboy hat-wearin', country music fans descended upon downtown Minneapolis yesterday for the first ever concert at Target Field, for a double-bill featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw dubbed the Brothers of the Sun tour. Weather-wise, you couldn't have asked for a nicer da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Dressing like Kenny Chesney at Target Field could get you booted

    See Also:Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will play first concert at Target FieldYou've shaved your head, and covered your new bald spot with a crisp, beach-ready white straw hat. Your skin is perfectly tanned, and your arms shaped like missiles after bench-pressing Igloo coolers full of Corona on the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Lionel Richie pulls a Ray Charles, succeeds as country artist

    This week in Eighties Superstars You Forgot All About News: Lionel Richie has gone country, and is actually quite good at it. Yes, that Lionel Richie. The Lionel Richie of the Commodores. The Lionel Richie who once Danced on Ceilings. This week, his country duets album Tuskegee -- named after the pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Will River's Edge Music Festival 2013 bring Skrillex to St. Paul?

    Related:River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupSoundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.Slideshow: Skrillex at Skyway TheatreU2 at TCF Bank Stadium, 7/23/11 The inaugural running of the River's Edge Music Festival will bring Tool, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, the Flaming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Cactus Blossoms kick off Monday night Turf Club residency

    ​They're no longer our little secret. Since releasing their first self-titled album late last year, the Cactus Blossoms have not only caught the attention of scores of Minnesotans young and old -- read: those who know not how to two-step, and those who do -- but they've also garnered accolades fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    WLTE switching to pop country station BUZ'N 102.9

    ​If the fact that Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's show at Target Field sold out in a mere four hours isn't enough to convince you that top-40 country is winning the populist vote here in the Twin Cities, this should do it: The snoozy longtime lite rock staple WLTE (102.9 Lite FM) will switch to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will co-headline first concert at Target Field

    ​Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Toby Keith tops Forbes' "Highest-Paid" list

    Photo by Nikki MillerGimme fifty mill and I'll sell you a Ford pickup truck!​No, he didn't out-earn Lady Gaga, who topped Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities, but at his $50 million to her $4.5 billion, Toby Keith was at the top of the list of country artists, thanks in part to his chain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Twins, at home opener, to unleash gladiator tunes on unsuspecting opponents

    ​For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Kenny Chesney at the Xcel, and Buck Owens' last meal

    ​He's recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold, and has produced more than 30 Top Ten singles, 20 of which have climbed to the top of the Hot Country Songs charts. He's got awards from the ACM, the CMA, the AMA, CMT, the BMA, the PCA and the FCMA (those are a lot of awards show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Ten Country Christmas songs to try not to hate

    ​So you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Perhaps, in fact, you haven't even started it. Don't you feel bad about yourself? Hey, there's still plenty of time to order gift cards, which you know your folks want anyway. Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Mills Fleet Farm. Easy! So click click, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    "Cradle Rock" lullabye collection babyfies Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney

    ​Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney made accessible to little bitty baby ears with the soft sounds of vibraphone, glockenspiel and a Mellotron? Gross.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Miranda Lambert leads CMA nominations; Carrie Underwood scratches, yawns

    Photo by Nikki Miller​This week, The Country Music Association announced the last of its nominations for the 2010 CMA Awards, set to air live on Wednesday, November 10th on ABC with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the third consecutive year. The awards, voted on by ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are gettin' hitched

    Photo by Nikki Miller​ Nashville has flooded, the incomparable Doc Watson is playing a sold-out show at the Cedar on Saturday night, and 7th-grade Nikki's favorite band ever, Brooks & Dunn, are bringing their farewell tour to the Xcel on Friday (with Jason Aldean, who'll likely treat us to his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Country Festivals: Decorate your RV! Win a John Deere!

    Your guide to the hottest, the sweatiest, the smelliest country music festivals this summer. Somebody grab the cooler.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Mall of America's music: Top-drawing acts since 2002

    Over the past decade, bubble gum pop stars from Taylor Swift to Mariah Carey drew crowds as large as 15,000 people to the mall's rotunda.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Bad meat and country crossovers got me down

    News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Play it again: Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Old Glory: David Hansen reviews the Sammy Hagar RNC kick-off

    sammy-thumb.jpgAged. Inflexible. Patterned. Out of touch. Unclear. These were the musical and performative conditions projected from Hagar’s every gesture and vocalization upon the political pretense of the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2007

    What's Playing

    Top Ten Spins This Week on KEEY 102.1 FM

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2007
  • Music

    October 17, 2007


    Top Ten Spins This Week at KEEY, 102.1 FM

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    A reclusive billionaire tries to resuscitate the Timberwolves' struggling arena

    Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    4/7: Morning Communique

    The Bush Administration's plans for Iran, robots exploring the Antarctic, order your company's own anthem, Titanic 2: The Surface, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Music

    July 14, 2004
  • Music

    March 3, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked