NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country music veteran Kenny Chesney has signed on with Warner Music Group and Warner Music Nashville in a deal that will see his music released via WMN’s Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label.
“It is a big deal to change labels,” said Chesney. “But when you hear Max, Espo, and Cris Lacy talk about music, about what it means and does, when you hear that passion, you can’t help but get fired up. To me, music is only complete when it gets to the fans and becomes part of their lives. The people at Warner understand my commitment to that idea, and they’re just as committed to those ideals as I am.”
Prior to making the move to Warner, Chesney called Sony his longtime label home. Chesney launched his career as a recording artist with “In My Wildest Dreams” in 1994 on Capricorn Records but signed with BNA Records, which was under the Sony Music Nashville banner.
Since then, he has gone on to sell more than 30 million albums, including 30 No. 1 country songs, won eight ACM Awards as well as CMA Entertainer of the Year. Chesney is currently a nominee for the 2018 Grammy Awards for his live album ” Live in No Shoes Nation” (2017).
“Kenny Chesney embodies the relentless pursuit of artistic freedom and expression,” said WMN Chairman & CEO John Esposito. “An unapologetic free spirit, he has built a career on perseverance, drive, innovation, and most especially, great songs. Everything he does is inspired. It is with deep respect and honor that we welcome Kenny to Warner Music Nashville. We couldn’t be more excited to work with him and his team.”