Aug. 26, 2009 — Kenny Chesney's current tour of stadiums and amphitheaters comes to a close next month, but the music will keep rolling on. His installment of the PBS music series "Austin City Limits" has been slated for Oct. 17.
Kenny shot his episode in May with guest appearances by "Down The Road" collaborator Mac McAnally and percussionist Drummie Zeb, whose lengthy resume includes work with reggae kingpins the Wailers. The show features some of Kenny's live staples — "Young," "Summertime" and "Beer In Mexico," among them — but in comparison to the Sun City Carnival shows, the "ACL" date is an intimate, rather low-key affair.
"All of the greatest artists, singer-songwriters have done 'Austin City Limits' over the years, regardless of genre," Kenny says. "It's something I'd think every musician wo uld want to do at some point in their career. I'm just blown away that I get to have an entire hour to give my fans this music in a whole different way than I think they're used to."
The final date on the Sun City itinerary comes Sept. 18 when he plays Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. In the meantime, Kenny's got another major television appearance on the books. He's in the lineup for ABC's Monday-night special "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock," airing Monday, August 31 at 8 p.m. ET. Among others featured in the three-hour presentation: Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum.