Kenny Chesney

American musician Kenny Chesney

Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American country music Singer/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, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts.
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CDs, Not Streaming, Send Kenny Chesney to No. 1
NYTimes - 3 months
The country star sold 205,000 CDs of “Live in No Shoes Nation” thanks to a promotion with concert tickets.
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A happy ending: Country star helps rescue teen brothers
CNN - 5 months
An incredible tale of survival for two boys has a happy ending courtesy of country music star Kenny Chesney. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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Country music star helps rescue teen brothers
CNN - 5 months
An incredible tale of survival for two boys has a happy ending courtesy of country music star Kenny Chesney. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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Country music star vows to help Virgin Islands
CNN - 5 months
Country singer Kenny Chesney said Tuesday that he was heartbroken after seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma.
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Kenny Chesney loses St. John home to Irma, launches foundation
ABC News - 5 months
The singer has launched a foundation to help Hurricane Irma survivors.
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Stagecoach 2017: Day 3 wraps with varied sets by Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Los Lobos
LATimes - 10 months
Three of the final performances at this year’s Stagecoach Country Music Festival encapsulated what can make a festival in general and Stagecoach in particular so rewarding. Those were the late afternoon sets by veteran country headliner Kenny Chesney, bro-country heartthrob Thomas Rhett and East...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In ...
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Coming to Stagecoach 2017: Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney and ... Kiefer Sutherland?
LATimes - over 1 year
Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will top the bill at next year’s Stagecoach country music festival, joining a diverse lineup that will likely attract broader crowds. The bill pairs two pop-friendly male acts with a relative rarity at Stagecoach: a ’90s-veteran female artist at the...
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Rapper Jeezy beats Kenny Chesney to top Billboard album chart
Reuters.com - over 1 year
(Reuters) - American rapper Jeezy edged past country veteran Kenny Chesney to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with his new release "Trap or Die 3."
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Rapper Jeezy Edges Out Country Star Kenny Chesney for No. 1 Album
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Rapper Jeezy has the No. 1 album in the country thanks to streaming.
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Chesney to Beyhive: "I Love Beyonce!"
Fox News - over 1 year
Country singer Kenny Chesney wants the Beyhive to know they've got it all wrong — he loves Beyonce.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kenny Chesney
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    On March 7, 2016, Chesney announced that he was in the studio working on new music.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, Forbes estimated Chesney's annual income at $42 million.
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    On October 24, Chesney announced his 2015 tour The Big Revival Tour, which began on March 26, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 45
    This song served as the lead-off single from his fifteenth studio album The Big Revival, which was released on September 23, 2014.
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    In June 2014, Chesney released the new song "American Kids" to radio.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    Chesney released his fourteenth studio album, Life on a Rock, on April 30, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    Chesney released his thirteenth studio album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, on June 19, 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    He then appeared at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010. The second single from Hemingway's Whiskey, "Somewhere with You", was released in November 2010. The song debuted at No. 35 on the country chart for the week of November 6, 2010.
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    The song hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of October 9, 2010, marking Chesney's eighteenth number one hit.
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    In May 2009, Chesney released his second compilation album, Greatest Hits II.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Chesney started his Poets and Pirates Tour on April 26, 2008 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
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    During the week of June 28, 2008, the fourth and final single, "Better as a Memory", became his 14th single to reach number one on Hot Country Songs chart.
    On July 24, 2008, Chesney announced that he would be releasing a new single from an upcoming album entitled Lucky Old Sun. The song was titled "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven", and for the chart week of August 16, 2008, it debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week ending on September 15, 2007, the second single "Don't Blink" debuted at No. 16, setting a new record for the highest debut on that chart since the inception of SoundScan electronic tabulation in 1990.
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    On September 11, 2007, Chesney released his album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.
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    On November 7, 2007, Chesney was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time in four years.
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    Chesney also recorded a duet with Reba McEntire on her No. 1 2007 album Reba: Duets. "Every Other Weekend" peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and No. 104 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
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    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.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    Live: Live Those Songs Again, Chesney's first live album was released on September 19, 2006 via BNA Records.
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    The following year, on May 23, 2006, Chesney was honored with his second Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    The annulment was finalized in late December 2005.
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    On May 9, 2005, Chesney married actress Renée Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    This award was presented after Chesney's 2004 Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award was combined with 1997's New Male Vocalist of the Year award and 2003's Top Male Vocalist of the Year award.
    His album was inspired by the release of Jimmy Buffet's License to Chill album from 2004.
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    He was also presented with AMA's 2004 Artist of the Year award.
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    When the Sun Goes Down was honored with the 2004 CMA award for Album of the Year while Chesney was honored as the Entertainer of the Year.
    2004 saw the release of Chesney's album When the Sun Goes Down.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, Chesney recorded All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan.
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    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    By 2000, Chesney released his Greatest Hits compilation album.
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  • 1999
    Age 30
    Everywhere We Go, released in 1999, was Chesney's fourth album for BNA.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    I Will Stand, Chesney's third album from BNA Records, followed in 1997.
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    In recognition of his successful year, Chesney was honored with the 1997 Academy of Country Music's New Male Vocalist of the Year award.
  • 1996
    Age 27
    Chesney's second major-label album Me and You was released in 1996.
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  • 1995
    Age 26
    Chesney then signed with BNA Records, and released his second album All I Need to Know in 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    Chesney's first album, In My Wildest Dreams, was released on the independent Capricorn Records label in April 1994.
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  • 1992
    Age 23
    In 1992, the head of writer relations at BMI, Clay Bradley, recommended Chesney to his friend at Opryland Music Group, Troy Tomlinson, by saying: "I met this kid today from East Tennessee.
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  • 1990
    Age 21
    After graduation from East Tennessee State in 1990, he headed to Nashville and performed at several local clubs.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 17
    In 1986, Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School, where he played baseball and football.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    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.
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