Chesney Rewards Session Musicians

Kenny Chesney has provided $1,000 bonuses to 23 studio musicians who performed on his latest hit album, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. Chesney made the presentations earlier this week after inviting the studio players to join him for a catered breakfast on Music Row. Chesney told the group, “I’ve had a really good year this year — and you guys were absolutely a part of it.” Although session musicians routinely receive gold and platinum plaques from artists, one of the recipients noted that Chesney’s gesture exceeded anything he had experienced during three decades in the studios. 08/20/02