Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney

Chesney performing on March 8, 2008 at the Jupiter Bar & Grill in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Background information
Birth name Kenneth Arnold Chesney
Born March 26, 1968 (1968-03-26) (age 46)
Knoxville, Tenessee, United States
Origin Powell, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Capricorn, BNA, Columbia, Blue Chair Records
Associated acts Buddy Cannon, Willie Nelson, Keith Gattis, Grace Potter
Website kennychesney.com

Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer. Chesney has won many CMT awards and many other country music awards.

Early life[change | change source]

Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was raised in Luttrell. He is of English and Irish ancestry. He is the son of David Chesney, a former elementary school teacher, and Karen Chandler, a hair stylist in the Knoxville area. Chesney has one sibling, a younger sister named Jennifer Chandler. In 1986 Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School where he played baseball and football. Chesney received his first guitar, "The Terminor," for Christmas and began teaching himself to play. Chesney studied advertising at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, where he was a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Program and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Personal life[change | change source]

Chesney married actress and producer Renée Zellweger briefly in 2005 until Zellweger filed an annulment letter.

Albums[change | change source]

Year Album
1994 In My Wildest Dreams
1995 All I Need to Know
1996 Me and You
1997 I Will Stand
1999 Everywhere We Go
2000 Greatest Hits
2002 No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
2003 All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan
2004 When the Sun Goes Down
2005 Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair
2005 The Road and the Radio
2007 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
2008 Lucky Old Sun
2010 Hemingway's Whiskey
2012 Welcome to the Fishbowl
2013 Life on a Rock

Other websites[change | change source]