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Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Jul 8, 2012 11:59 PM (Sunday)
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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.
Country music superstar, actor, and humanitarian, Tim McGraw, has been churning out the hits for nearly two decades. Now, you can now catch him on tour, Tim McGraw's concert schedule includes a headlining spot on the 2011 "Emotional Traffic Tour", featuring The Band Perry and Luke Bryan.
Tim McGraw's story is compelling and his rise to the top of the country charts was organic and self-propagated. McGraw was born to a young mother and a father destined for MLB greatness, Tug McGraw. McGraw grew up believing that his step-father was his biological father until he discovered his birth certificate and his surname listed as McGraw. It wasn't until Tim was 18 that Tug acknowledged him as his son and they developed a close relationship that s detailed in the song "Live Like You Were Dying". The record was a bittersweet hit for McGraw as it was a tribute to his dying father and the biggest country single of 2004.
McGraw's career began when he attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship. While in college, he taught himself to play guitar and performed at local bars to make some side money. McGraw eventually left school and headed to Nashville in 1987 to start a recording career. It wasn't until 1990 that he was noticed by A&R execs form Curb Records who signed McGraw to a deal and released his self-titled debut in 1992. The album stalled on the charts, but McGraw received some airplay for the three singles he released off the album. His sophomore set proved to be a massive success; "Not A Moment Too Soon" released in 1994 featured the hit singles "Indian Outlaw" and "Don't Take the Girl", which were pop-crossover hits as well. The album is one of his most successful to date, having sold six million copies, and won McGraw the Academy of Country Music's awards for Album of the Year and Top New Male Vocalist in 1994.
McGraw's chart success continued throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Seven of his nine studio albums have hit the pole position on the Billboard Country Albums charts and he has sold over forty million copies in the US alone. He has released twenty-three singles that have become #1 hits on the country charts and he has outsold every other male vocalist in the past two decades. McGraw married fellow country singer, Faith Hill, in 1996 and the couple have become a country music powerhouse. The duo have toured and recorded hit singles together, most notably "It's Your Love" which was certified double-platinum by the RIAA. The pair even earned a Grammy Award in 2006 for their duet "Like we Never Loved At All". In that year, the pair announced a worldwide co-headlining tour, "Soul2Soul II", which became the fifth-highest grossing tour of 2006 and the highest gross country music tour of all time when it sold over 1.6 million tickets over its two-year course.
McGraw continues to record, his latest single, "Felt Good on My Lips", hit #1 in early 2011 and he released another greatest hits album. More recently, however, McGraw has focused his efforts towards acting. He played Sandra Bullock's husband in the biopic, "The Blind Side", and he shared the stage with Gwyneth Paltrow for the country music film "Country Strong". McGraw has sold tens of millions of records, won dozens of awards, and has a burgeoning family with Faith Hill, and he isn't done yet. He is currently in the studio finishing his eleventh studio album, "Emotional Traffic". In Support of the recent release, Tim McGraw tour dates are scheduled in the upcoming "Emotional Traffic Tour". He will be teaming up with The Band Perry and Luke Bryan at various venues throughout 2011. Don't miss out on the King of Country Music when he brings his act to your area. Use Eventful for Tim McGraw concert dates and venue information.
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