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Kenny Chesney's new album due in June; why can't he and McGraw come to Utah?

Published March 2, 2012 11:26 am

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In the wake of his acclaimed "Hemingway's Whiskey," country star singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney is set to release his new album on June 19.

The album is, as of yet, untitled.With more than 30 million albums sold, 20 million digital transactions and 22 No. 1 singles, Kenny Chesney is one of the most successful recording acts in the history of country music.

Chesney leads the Academy of Country Music pack with 9 nominations which include Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (Hemingway's Whiskey as both artist and producer), Male Vocalist of the Year, and also earned double nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year as both artist and producer for "You And Tequila" with Grace Potter. Chesney is also nominated for Song of the Year for "You And Tequila" with Grace Potter.

Potter will be at Red Butte Garden this summer. Chesney, touring with Tim McGraw, is not expected to hit Utah, despite seven days open before their July 21 show in Denver, and seven open days after that date. We should call on our booking friends in Utah to bring them to Rio Tinto Stadium, Rice-Eccles Stadium, or Usana Amphitheatre. Please?