If an artist wants a few tips on being successful, they should go to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm]. His most recent album, Hemingway’s Whiskey, has just sold over 1 Million albums, which gives it the title, Certified Platinum from the RIAA!

Hemingway’s Whiskey is Kenny’s 10th album to go Platinum. And his most recent single from the album, “You and Tequila,” has recently gone Gold as well, commemorating the fact is has sold more than 500,00 digital downloads, which is the fourth time one of his songs has gone Gold!

Kenny has also broken the record for the biggest ticketed event in the New York/New Jersey area, with over 55,000 tickets sold to the event.  All of this comes with Kenny taking about a year off from touring.  While he enjoyed his time off, he tells AOL’s The Boot he is glad to be back!

“I do feel like I’ve had time off. It’s an exciting time for all of us. To go out there and the love affair that I feel like we experience with the fans is second to none … That’s the reason that I wanted to take a break too, because I felt like I had to protect that at any cost, and now we’re ready to go back.”

Read more at AOL’s TheBoot.com!


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