Kenny Chesney was brought up in Luttrell, Tenn., with as much of an affinity for sports as for music. The future country superstar played baseball and football in high school, and he might have become a professional athlete if he hadn't received a guitar for Christmas one year, which changed his focus. He graduated from college with a degree in advertising, then moved to Nashville; in 1992, Chesney landed a publishing deal with Opryland Music Group, and he signed his first record deal in 1993. The singer released his debut album in 1994, but he'd have to wait until 1997 for his first No. 1 hit, "She's Got It All." A road warrior, Chesney toured every summer from 2001 until 2014, when he famously stayed off the road to re-focus his music and craft his 15th studio album, 'The Big Revival'. He spends much of his free time in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Just to Say We Did’ Offers an Important Message
The inspirational song urges listeners to follow their dreams.
The 40 Most-Played Country Songs of the Last 50 Years
Country music never goes out of style.
Kenny Chesney Adds a Third Gillette Stadium Show for 2024
Chesney will be stopping in Foxborough, Mass. for a long weekend during his 2024 tour.
Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson Lead CMA Jimmy Buffett Tribute
The heartfelt tribute turned into a singalong.
Kenny Chesney Enlists Zac Brown Band for Massive 2024 Tour
They'll play the biggest venues in North America.
Country Music Memories: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit
On Aug. 30, 1997, Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
Kenny Chesney Drops in for a Low-Key Performance at Key West Bar
Surprise! Chesney popped up in a Florida beach saloon for an impromptu performance of "You and Tequila."
Country Music Memories: Chesney's 'The Good Stuff' Hits No. 1
On July 27, 2002, Chesney added another No. 1 hit to the growing list of "good stuff" that was happening in his career.
Country Music Memories: Kenny Chesney Signs His First Record Deal
On June 30, 1993, Chesney signed his first record deal, with the newly opened country division of Capricorn Records.