Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney
Chesney performing in 2007
Chesney performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Arnold Chesney
Born (1968-03-26) March 26, 1968 (age 55)
Knoxville, Tenessee, USA
OriginPowell, Tennessee, USA
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1993 - present
LabelsCapricorn, BNA, Columbia, Blue Chair Records

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.

As late as 2021 he had songs on Billboard's Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs music charts.[1][2]

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.

Discography[change | change source]

Christmas songs
  • "All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan" (2003)
Studio albums

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kenny Chesney Chart History – Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  2. "Kenny Chesney Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2021.

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