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 Helped Ashton Kutcher Confess Love to Mila Kunis
Ashton finally got to share that story with Kenny.
Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion Drop Feel-Good 'Beer With My Friends'
This is the first time the country superstars have collaborated in the studio.
Kenny Chesney Drops Limited-Edition No Shoes Reef Sandals
It benefits a cause close to his heart.
Kenny Chesney Brings His Mom Onstage to Sing With Him in Denver
Chesney's 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' got an extra-sweet live treatment, with help from his special duet partner -- his mom.
Kenny Chesney 'Devastated' After Fan Dies at Denver Show
A woman fell to her death from an escalator rail at Kenny Chesney's Denver show on Saturday night.
The Tie Between Kenny Chesney's 'Everyone She Knows' + Tom Petty
Magic happens when men write complicated women in their songs.