COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
KENNY CHESNEY: Ready to Return
If you've wondered if Kenny Chesney has missed touring this year, the answer is yes and no. He tells Billboard magazine, "I didn't miss going to catering every day at 5 o'clock. I didn't miss hanging out on the bus all day wasting time ... But, I missed that first note every night. I missed the energy of the crowd. That's what you hope you miss, and boy, I missed it." Kenny's 2011 tour dates will include his legendary stadium shows.
LADY ANTEBELLUM: Country Goes to Town
Lady Antebellum has been invited by Justin Timberlake to perform at his annual benefit to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on October 23rd. Also performing at the event are Christina Aguilera, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena Gomez, T-Pain and FreeSol.
BUCKY COVINGTON: Head First
Bucky Covington took a nasty spill in an ATV race against his brother, Rocky. Bucky went head-first over the handlebars, but managed to get back on the vehicle and win the race. The event was taped for an episode of Fisher's ATV World that will air later this year on the Outdoor Channel.