For those who have heard of this personality, but have never had the chance of knowing some details about Kenny Chesney, this piece promises to inform you with the necessary information about him.

On the 26th March, 1968, this country music singer, songwriter and record producer of American origin was born. Up to date, he has an amazing number of albums, totalling 20. Out of which, 14 have been endorsed Gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Kenny Chesney is also known to have released more than 40 top 10 singles, among which 29 of them, have attained the first spot on the United States Billboard Hot country songs and Country Airplay charts.

Early Years

Kenny Chesney is regarded as one of the most flourishing crossover country artists, based on the fact that a good number of his songs have been charted within the Top 40 of the US billboard Hot 100. Currently, he has over 30 million albums sales to his credit.

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Kenny playing
Kenny Chesney playing baseball

Being birthed at St. Mary’s Medical centre in Knoxville, Tennessee, he was bred in Luttrell, having a mixed descent of English and Irish. His father, David Chesney, once worked as a teacher in an elementary school, while the mother, Karen Chandler, was a hair dresser in Knoxville. Chesney only had a younger sibling, Jennifer Chandler. 

Starting Career

Chesney wrapped up his high school education at Gibbs High school in 1986, having learnt the basics of Football and Baseball. One Christmas, he got his first guitar, and this marked a prominent point in history for him, he started taking self-tutorials, and with time, he learnt how to play it.

Kenny Chesney landed his first recording deal, in what seemed like magic. It happened in 1992 when he was recommended by Clay Bradley, the leader of writer relations at BMI to Troy Tomlinson, his friend who worked at Opryland Music Group. Chesney later had to perform a couple of songs, five to be exact, and Tomlinson was so thrilled. Later that day, Chesney got himself a recording deal. The next year, he got another contract with Capricorn records because he showed up at a songwriter’s show.

First Album

His first album was titled “In my wildest dreams” which was released in 1994, under the stables of Capricorn records. The total number of album sales prior to when Capricorn records collapsed its branch in Nashville, was few figures shy of 10,000 copies. After this huge success, a good number of albums follow, and back-to-back success was recorded.

Collaborations

Concerning collaborations, Kenny Chesney had quite a number. He had a collaboration with one of the personalities which he looked up to, Jimmy Buffett. He also had another with Tim McGraw, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley. Kenny Chesney also worked on a duet with Reba McEntire, the song was featured in her 2007 album, and it made some waves. The album sold more than 2 million copies, and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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Kenny at Tortuga Festival
Kenny Chesney at Tortuga Music Festival

Rough Life

Chesney has had a bit of a rough life. In 2000, he and a friend, Tim McGraw, had a brawl with police personnel, they were arrested and charged to court. They later got free from the case in 2001. In 2005, he married Renee Zellweger who happened to be an actress. That same year, just four months after their wedding, they made an announcement stating plans to dissolve their marriage.

Charity

Forbes in 2015, assessed Kenny Chesney’s annual income to be $42 million. Chesney has done a bit of Philanthropy, as he assisted the victims of the U.S. and British Virgin Island, who were affected by the Hurricane. He founded a charity fund, and contributed all the earnings he got from SONGS FROM THE SAINTS.

Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney life story
Born: March 26, 1968 (age 55 years)

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Upcoming concerts
Saturday
Apr 20, 2024
5:00PM
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Saturday
Apr 27, 2024
5:00PM
Bank Of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Saturday
May 04, 2024
5:00PM
US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday
May 09, 2024
7:30PM
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
Saturday
May 11, 2024
5:00PM
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
Thursday
May 16, 2024
8:00PM
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Hollywood, FL
Saturday
May 18, 2024
5:00PM
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
May 25, 2024
5:00PM
FedexField
Landover, MD
Saturday
Jun 01, 2024
5:00PM
Acrisure Stadium
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday
Jun 08, 2024
5:00PM
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday
Jun 15, 2024
5:00PM
Soldier Field Stadium
Chicago, IL
Saturday
Jun 22, 2024
5:00PM
American Family Field
Milwaukee, WI
Saturday
Jun 29, 2024
6:00PM
TQL Stadium
Cincinnati, OH
Saturday
Jul 06, 2024
5:00PM
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Saturday
Jul 13, 2024
5:00PM
Lumen Field
Seattle, WA
Tuesday
Jul 16, 2024
6:00PM
America First Field
Sandy, UT
Saturday
Jul 20, 2024
5:00PM
SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, CA
Saturday
Jul 27, 2024
5:00PM
Empower Field
Denver, CO
Saturday
Aug 03, 2024
5:00PM
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
Thursday
Aug 08, 2024
6:00PM
Historic Crew Stadium
Columbus, OH
Saturday
Aug 10, 2024
5:00PM
Ford Field
Detroit, MI
Saturday
Aug 17, 2024
5:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Friday
Aug 23, 2024
5:00PM
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
Saturday
Aug 24, 2024
5:00PM
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
Sunday
Aug 25, 2024
5:00PM
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA