Kenny Chesney

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014
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    July 7, 2014

    Country Music's ten biggest douchebags

    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 damagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Randy Rogers on George Strait and the state of country radio

    It's a great time to be a fan of country music. Mainstream artists like Kacey Musgraves are challenging old stereotypes. And in the vast field outside the pop country stratosphere, there are songwriters whose wit and clarity transcend genre. Key among those is Randy Rogers Band, which will headline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Even country music is ready for marijuana legalization

    It has been rough and rocky traveling for cannabis cowboys for most of the 40 years since "Me and Paul," the hounded-by-the-Man classic in which Willie Nelson tipped off like-minded longhairs to the presence of narcs in Laredo. "If you're staying in a motel there," he warned dryly, "don't leave noth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013
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    July 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    "WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Ten songs Rockies first baseman Todd Helton could use for his walk-on music this season

    Pitchers and catchers reported this week. You know what that means, right? Yeah, probably nothing. We're not going to get our hopes up here. I mean, aside from our new skipper, Walt Weiss, a beloved former Rockies shortstop, there's really no reason to believe this season will be any less agonizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    New Shows: Furthur at 1STBANK, 420 show at Red Rocks with Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill

    Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Win tickets to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Fillmore tomorrow night

    Tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a longtime favorite locally, are playing at the Fillmore tomorrow night. After frequently coming to town as a supporting act over the years, most recently on Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's Brothers of the Sun tour this past s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

    Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims and their families

    See Also: - Photos: Brothers of the Sun Tour hits Denver - Review: Florence the Machine On the evening of the Aurora theater shooting and in the days that followed, scores of musicians were faced with the daunting and unenviable prospect of performing for folks when the devastating loss was still ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Kenny Chesney

    Saturday, July 21, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' has year's best-selling week for an album debut

    Say what you want about Justin Bieber -- "he looks like a girl," "he's annoying," "he's only relevant to thirteen-year-old girls" -- but the pop star sensation is doing something right. His new album, Believe , sold 374,000 copies in its first week. That number may not seem like a lot for a number- ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Jamey Johnson

    Wednesday, May 23, Grizzly Rose, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Taylor Swift earned more than Adele and Katy Perry combined last year

    You don't want to screw with Taylor Swift. Virtually every confirmed -- or rumored -- romance she has ends up in lyrics to one of her songs. John Mayer? Check. Joe Jonas? Hell, yeah. Yet as much as it may hurt the doe-eyed Swift and her good intentions, having her heart broken -- much like Adele -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Alan Jackson at Red Rocks on June 28

    New country fans must be beside themselves with glee right now. So far, this summer is shaping up to be quite a memorable one. In addition to looking forward to Denver stop of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming Brothers In the Sun tour at Sports Authority in July, the can now also mark Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Review: Brad Paisley at the Pepsi Center, 1/21/12

    BRAD PAISLEY @ THE PEPSI CENTER | 1/21/12 It's about three-quarters of the way through "Waiting on a Woman" during Brad Paisley's blues-inflected lead that you arrive at a startling realization, a conclusion that you're sure many far more astute folks have no doubt probably reached long before you: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Win tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    ​Pre-sale tickets for the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers In the Sun Tour stop at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, July 21 just became available at TicketMaster (promo code: ORANGESUN). The official onsale date is this Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. Somehow, we manage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson, Rammstein, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw shows announced

    Catch Rammstein at the Denver Coliseum on 5/20/12​A bunch a new shows to let you know about this morning: In support of its career retrospective, Made In Germany 1995-2011, Rammstein has announced a date at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, May 20. Tickets go on sale on this Saturday, November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Review: Puscifer at the Paramount Theatre, 11/10/11

    ​PUSCIFER AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 11/10/11This was not Tool. If this point wasn't already clear to those familiar with Puscifer, it was driven home, when Maynard James Keenan appeared on stage dressed like Kenny Chesney, black cowboy hat and all, in front of a goddamn Airstream trailer and barb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2011

    Review: The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, 7/9/11

    The Avett Brothers last night.​When Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers last night at Red Rocks, which he called the one of best bands in the world, he said, "If you look back into the history of music, there's something special about people who are born with multiple tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Good Friday: Jessica Lea Mayfield, DJ Quik and more this weekend

    Jessica Lea Mayfield​With plenty of time to recover from the long fourth of July holiday, this weekend is shaping up to be just as good, with dozens of shows happening across the city. Tonight, Jessica Lea Mayfield makes an appearance at the Larimer Lounge with Ferraby Lionheart and Bare Bones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New country: Love it or loathe it?

    So tonight, Kenny Chesney is kicking off his three-night stand at Red Rocks -- all three dates of which, BTW, are sold out. Impressive to be sure, but certainly not without precedent (Dispatch sold out a trio of dates last month, as did Widespread Panic). Regardless, even accounting for potential cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Goose pierced by arrow in Washington Park: Fowl shooting doesn't only happen in Denver

    Fox31​ Update below: The Denver Parks and Rec Department has unveiled the final draft of its master plan for Washington Park. The 133-page document calls for things like improving the loop road and moving the parking lots away from Smith Lake. You know what it doesn't call for? Reducing the ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney music scared a bear?: Guess it wasn't a country bear (VIDEOS)

    He woulda stayed.​Music supposedly has the power to soothe a savage beast -- but it can also annoy the hell out of one. That's the lesson recently learned by personnel at Boulder Community Hospital. When they found a bear hibernating under a building on hospital property, they managed to driv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    And now, presenting thirty craptastic minutes with thirty different iPhone band apps

    ​ Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Church of Misery and more

    ​Church of Misery Houses of the Unholy (Rise Above/Metal Blade) The Japanese knack for musical mimicry reaches a new peak on the latest by Church of Misery, which sounds so much like the best hard-rock album from 1975 (or 1985) (or 1995) that listeners can be excused for checking their calend ... More >>

  • Film

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Scratch and Dent Sale: Why Dance Music is Smart

    I got into an arguement with my friend Robby about something I wrote in my column about why I don't dance. (I think I said dance music sucked.) She went on and on, basically defending dance music. I tuned most of it out, actually. But as she was talking, it occurred to me that what dance music has g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Willie Nelson

    Moment of Forever
    Lost Highway

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Kenny Chesney

    Saturday, June 30, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 1-866-461-6556.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Kenny Chesney

    The Road and the Radio (BNA)

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Buddy Miller

    Saturday, August 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002


    A tip of the hat to Aubrey Collins, a country starlet in the making.

  • Music

    April 10, 1997

    That Louvin Feeling

    Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.