ALL ACCESS has confirmed that BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA artist KENNY CHESNEY is joining WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE (WMN), where he’ll release his future music on BLUE CHAIR/WARNER BROS. RECORDS. Rumors and speculation about CHESNEY’s future plans have been swirling for months; today’s (1/17) announcement from WMN makes his new label home officially official.

Originally signed to CAPRICORN RECORDS, CHESNEY joined BNA RECORDS in 1995. Shortly after BNA was absorbed by COLUMBIA NASHVILLE in 2012 during a label re-organization by parent group SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE, CHESNEY formed his own vanity label, BLUE CHAIR, partnering with COLUMBIA NASHVILLE.

“It is a big deal to change labels,” said CHESNEY. “But when you hear [WARNER MUSIC GROUP CEO, Recorded Music] MAX LOUSADA, [WMN Chairman JOHN ESPOSITO] ESPO, and [WMN SVP/A&R] 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.”

ESPOSITO added, “KENNY CHESNEY embodies the relentless pursuit of artistic freedom and expression. 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.”


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