Kenny Chesney has filed a copyright lawsuit in federal court this week after a merchandising company used his name and trademarked logo without his permission. According to the Tennessean, a company called T&M Enterprises produced T-shirts and different items featuring Kenny's logo of a guitar leaning against a palm tree without the singer's consent. According to reports, Chesney informed T&M Enterprises to cease production of these items, and the two sides reached a settlement agreement in January of last year, which allowed the company to sell its remaining items. But the company allegedly continued to produce these items even after the agreement was made. The lawsuit is asking for unspecified damages to be paid and for the company and its designer to halt production of the merchandise.
Yesterday, as the clock stuck 12:00, Jerrod Niemann announced the release of his new studio album High Noon. The upcoming album will be released on March 25 and features his current Top 20 lead single "Drink to That All Night." Niemann says that the term High Noon has been in his mind since he was a kid growing up in Southwest Kansas. Jerrod lived in Dodge City, Kansas, where the old gun fighting days have such a historical value, where main street is named after Wyatt Earp. But instead of taking ten paces, turning and facing a rival gunslinger, Jerrod says he's confronting a different kind of adversary. He says his adversaries are party poopers, and he’s here to face them so the rest of us can have a good time. (Photo Courtesy: Sony Music)
Brantley Gilbert will headline the Great American Outdoor Show presented by NRA Country on February 8 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Gilbert's performance will be part of the festivities at the Great American Outdoor Show, which runs February 1st – 9th and welcomes hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nine days and 650,000 square feet of shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and boating exhibits. The Great American Outdoor Show bill will also include performances by singer/songwriter Cheryl LuQuire as well as local music talent. There will also be an appearance by HeadHunters TV Outdoor Channel star, Nate Hosie. Then after Gilbert's performance at the outdoor show, he'll be gearing up for the March launch of his new headlining "Let It Ride Tour," featuring special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay.
The Swon Brothers will head to Sochi, Russia next month to take part in the excitement surrounding the 2014 Olympic Winter Games that will be held there. The duo will perform their debut single, "Later On," to be televised as part of NBC's Today show live Olympic coverage on February 14. While in Sochi, The Swon Brothers will also participate in additional non-televised NBC events held during the 22nd Winter Olympics, which take place from February 7th – 23rd. "Later On" is the lead single from the duo's upcoming debut album on the Arista Nashville label, which is due out later this year.