Kenny Chesney has reached another significant milestone with his latest album, Hemingway’s Whiskey (BNA), being certified platinum by the RIAA, making it the 10th platinum album for the country star. The CD has spawned three No. 1 singles as well as current hit “You and Tequila,” featuring Grace Potter, which has been certified gold and hit No. 2 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart.
These milestones come on the heels of the 2011 Corona Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour, which made its mark as one of the year’s biggest tours, selling more than 1.3 million tickets. Chesney performed more than 60 shows including a performance at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field and at the landmark New Meadowlands Stadium which was the biggest ticketed country event in NY/NJ history.
Chesney recently performed on Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas alongside acts Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay and others.
Chesney will release the rocking, introspective “Reality” as the fifth single from Hemingway’s Whiskey, with the song shipping to radio on Oct. 3. “Reality” was co-written by Brett James, with whom Chesney teamed to write the hits “Keg In The Closet” and “Out Last Night.” Chesney is nominated for four awards at the Nov. 9, 2011 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year and Musical Event of the Year nominations for “You and Tequila.”