In This Issue (19 Sep 06)
1. Don’t miss Kenny on these upcoming specials.
2. Kenny’s Radio Promo
3. Who had the biggest 1 day concert draw for 2006?
4. Where is “You Save Me” this week?
5. Learn Kenny Chesney songs
6. “Do you Google”?
7. Kirbys Favorite Computer Tips Report
8. A Computer Tip Before We Go
9. Your suggestions
So what’s upcoming for Kenny? Plenty! GAC will be airing a special on Sat 16th Sep 06 showcasing Kenny’s Vibe Room. This is an area Kenny and his band gather to perform their pre-concert rituals. Watch for this special on GAC at 9pm eastern. The “Kenny Chesney Live” CD hits stores on the 19th Sept 06. Also look for Kenny to make appearances on “Regis & Kellie” as well as the Fox Network’s “Best Damned Sports Show” on September 20th and on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on 21st Sep 06. Yep, a busy month for Kenny after a very busy concert season.
Don’t be surprised if you hear a little more of Kenny than usual over the next week or two as promotions are in full swing for his live CD. You’ll be hearing cuts from the live CD on radio stations across the USA between the 15th and 24th of Sep 06. There will also be exclusive interviews from close friends of Kenny’s as well as special audio cuts for this promotion.
Although it took two of country’s big names to unseat Kenny as the top grossing country act (Tim and Faith raked in $89 million this year), Kenny still showed who could draw the most money at a single event. Here are the numbers according to Billboard Boxscore as of 29 Aug 06 for the top 10 North American Concert Grosses.
a. $3,408,357. Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Blaine Larsen, Jake Owen. Ford Field. Detroit, Mich. Aug. 26.
b. $2,805,010. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. U.S. Airways Center. Phoenix, Ariz. Aug. 25-26.
c. $1,366,244 ($1,598,506 Canadian). Dixie Chicks, Bob Schneider. MTS Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Aug. 19-20.
d. $1,014,580. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band. Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 13.
e. $1,001,360. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band. New England Dodge Music Center. Hartford, Conn. Aug. 12.
f. $979,702. Mariah Carey, Sean Paul. Wachovia Center. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 11.
g. $967,783. Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood. Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland, Ohio. Aug. 24.
h. $943,375. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, N.Y. Aug. 15.
i. $916,738. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band. Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake. Burgettstown, Pa. Aug. 16.
j. $888,875. Steely Dan, Michael McDonald. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh, N.Y. Aug. 17.
As you can see, Kenny had two out of the top 10 top grosses for 2006.
You Save Me still climbs the Billboard charts this week, currently sitting at No.12 on the Hot Country Songs Chart.
If you’re a guitar player and have been wanting to learn Kenny songs on the guitar, there are currently 20 + video tutorials available on my site, with a few new additions coming in the remainder of this month. Major software glitches had me on hold this past week, but I think my problems are now resolved.
“Do you Google”? If so, here is a tip for you.
If you want to find quality information about people on the web, the Google directory is a great source to use. Check out this link, bookmark it, then poke around and see what you’ll discover.
I have most of “Kirbys Favorite Computer Tips Report” complete, but because of issues beyond my control since the last issue, I’ll need a bit more time to get this to you. You’ll see a huge improvement in the speed of your computer after you finish checking off these favorite tips of mine. I apologize for the delay, but it will be worth the wait I promise. I’ll be posting this .pdf file as a free download in the next issue of this newsletter.
A Computer Tip Before We Go – Here is something you can check. When your computer is just sitting idle and staring back at you with no programs running. The CPU (the processing chip on your motherboard inside the computer) should be at near total rest. To check and see just how hard your CPU is working, do the following.
Right Click on your task bar (that bar along the bottom of your screen where the Start Button sits). By right clicking I mean hover your mouse over a blank area (try right next to the Start Button itself) and click the right mouse button. When the menu pops up, left click on Task Manager.
Now click on the Tab that says Performance. Don’t move your mouse. Just watch the CPU Usage number for 10 or 20 seconds. It should be reading around 1-2%, with the odd jump up to 10% and then back to 1-2%. If that number is at a steady 20-30-40% or more, and you have no programs launched, what does that tell you? It says you have programs running that you should not have running and they are stealing your CPU resources from you. Your computer is already working before you even sit down to do anything. A sure sign of virus activity.
Click on the Applications Tab to see if any obvious applications are running. And if you click the Process Tab, then click on the word CPU and sort highest to lowest, you’ll see the CPU Idle time. It should be reading 98-99% idle for most of the time. If it does not show a high idle time in %, you likely have virus activity or spyware activity.
Have no fears because my report next issue will give you the tools you need to take care of that problem, and many others.
And as always, if you have any suggestions, I’m listening. Reach me through the Contact Me link.
Til next time.