Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is a country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist from the United States. He has released over 20 albums and had over 40 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in the United States, 32 of which reached number one. Many of these songs have also charted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making him one of the most successful crossover country artists. Over 30 million albums have been sold worldwide.
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- Full Name: Kenneth Arnold Chesney
- Date Of Birth: March 26, 1968
- Place Of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
- Age: 54
- Occupation: Singer
- Year Active: 1988
- Net Worth: $190 Million
Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Luttrell. He has English and Irish ancestors. He is the son of David Chesney, a former elementary school teacher, and Karen Chandler, a Knoxville-area hair stylist. Chesney has one sibling, Jennifer Chandler, who is his younger sister. Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School, where he played baseball and football, in 1986. For Christmas, he received his first guitar, “The Terminor,” and began teaching himself how to play it. Chesney earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, where he was a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Program and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Clay Bradley, the head of writer relations at BMI, recommended Chesney to his friend Troy Tomlinson at Opryland Music Group in 1992, saying: “I met this kid from East Tennessee today. He’s a good singer and songwriter, and I think you’ll like him as a person more than anything else.” During his audition for Tomlinson, Chesney performed five songs. Tomlinson’s reaction was positive, as he later told HitQuarters:
Kenny Chesney Net Worth
Kenny Chesney is a $190 million-dollar-worth American country musician, songwriter, and record producer.
Kenny Chesney Album
Live in No Shoes Nation
Live: Live Those Songs Again
When the Sun Goes Down
Here and Now
Me and You
Everywhere We Go
The Road and the Radio
Lucky Old Sun
The Road and the Radio
Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)
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