Kenny Chesney Goes Mobile With App Release
the experience of his albums and live shows directly to the user, with a
variety of interactive and social media-friendly features. The apps,
which are available now for iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Apple
computers, are the first of its kind in mobile artist platforms,
combining Chesney’s signature radio station, web store, and social media
channels into one user-friendly experience.
Click here to download the apps: http://kennychesney.com/apps/
Chesney was personally involved with designing the apps, applying the
same attention to detail that he does with his live performance and
recording sessions. “I wanted these apps to be an extension of my albums
and shows,” Chesney said. “Even in the middle of the winter, fans can
open up the app wherever they are, listen to a little No Shoes Radio,
take a photo that looks like it came straight out of my music video, and
feel like they’re back at the party all year long.”
“The evolution of radio continues to put more power into the hands of
the consumer, and these apps allow No Shoes Radio fans to listen
wherever they are — in the car, on their boat, on the beach — and on
even more of their devices,” No Shoes Radio Program Director Jon Anthony
To develop the latest set of feature-rich apps, Chesney continued his
partnership with Nashville-based company Aloompa, developers for iconic
festival brands like Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands
Music and Arts Festival, and Electric Zoo Festival. “Our ongoing
experience with iconic festivals lent itself perfectly to working with
Kenny Chesney, one of the biggest touring acts in music.” said Drew
Burchfield, founder of Aloompa.
Here are a few of the apps’ key features:
• Listen to songs hand-picked by Chesney through No Shoes Radio. Not
only can users keep their friends updated with what they’re listening to
through Facebook and Twitter (with hashtags and other Twitter symbols
built-in), but they can also request songs to be played on the station.
On the mobile version, a variety of skins are available so that fans can
choose the ideal backdrop for their own customized No Shoes Radio
• While listening to No Shoes Radio, users can purchase tickets to
concerts and view a countdown to the show they’re attending, which can
be shared through social media. Fans can even access a map that will
provide driving directions to a show. If a fan would like to avoid lines
at the concert, merchandise can be bought directly through the app,
arriving at the user’s doorstep days later.
• Various photo-based features, including a set of vintage and
distressed filters that imbue fan photos with the same style and
coloring as Chesney’s album covers or music videos, for example. On the
mobile versions of the app, there is a “photo of the day” feature,
pulled from Chesney’s site, that appears when a user tilts the phone to
• Fans can preview and purchase Chesney’s albums on iTunes/Amazon, and enjoy them without leaving the app.
• Other features include compatibility with Apple AirPlay for easy
wireless streaming and an “On the Road” section that highlights fans’
social media posts and photos.
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