Kenny Chesney

Born Mar 26, 1968

Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American country music singer and songwriter. Chesney has recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 30 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 20 of which climbed to the top of the charts.… Read More

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1968 Birth Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee, at St. Mary's Medical Center and was raised in Corryton, and is of English and Irish descent. … Read More


1986 18 Years Old In 1986, Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School, where he played baseball and football. … Read More


1990 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Chesney studied advertising at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, where he was a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Program and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and graduated in 1990 In 1989, he recorded a self-released demo album at the Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, Virginia. … Read More
1992 - 1995 3 More Events
1996 28 Years Old Chesney's second major-label album Me and You was released in 1996. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In recognition of his successful year, Chesney was honored with the 1997 Academy of Country Music's New Male Vocalist of the Year award.


1999 31 Years Old Everywhere We Go, released in 1999, was Chesney's fourth album for BNA. … Read More
2000 32 Years Old By 2000, Chesney released his Greatest Hits compilation album. … Read More
2003 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, ACM honored Chesney as Top Male Vocalist of the Year, while "The Good Stuff" received the award for Single Record of the Year. … Read More
2004 saw the release of Chesney's album When the Sun Goes Down. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 9, 2005, Chesney married actress Renée Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old 1 More Event
The following year, on May 23, 2006, Chesney was honored with his second Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. … Read More
With Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley, Chesney also co-wrote Rascal Flatts' 2007 single Take Me There", which served as the lead-off single to their album Still Feels Good.


On May 19, 2008, just a day after being honored as the ACM Entertainer of the Year at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Chesney criticized the lack of choice in the producers' awarding the honor based on fan votes. "The entertainer of the year trophy is supposed to represent heart and passion and an amazing amount of sacrifice, commitment and focus," he said. "That's the way Garth Brooks won it four times, that's the way I won it, that's the way George Strait won it, Reba McEntire, Alabama all those years. … Read More
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Chesney's 2009 tour was titled the Sun City Carnival Tour and featured both small and large venues in order to keep his ticket prices down. … Read More
In July 2010, Chesney released "The Boys of Fall" as the lead-off single from his album Hemingway's Whiskey, which was released in September 2010.
2012 - 2014 4 More Events
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 24, Chesney announced his 2015 tour The Big Revival Tour, which began on March 26, 2015. … Read More
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