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KENNY CHESNEY - COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER SONGWRITER ~ BIOGRAPHY

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Kenneth Arnold “Kenny” Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American singer and songwriter. He has recorded eleven albums, nine of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than thirty Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Alternative songs charts, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts. Chesney has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Chesney produced and co-directed a film for ESPN, The Boys Of Fall. He has received six Academy of Country Music awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008), as well as six Country Music Association awards. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues in which he performs.[ His 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of the year.

The Country Music Association honored Chesney with the Entertainer of the Year award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Other notable awards include the Academy of Country Music’s 1997 New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002 Top Male Vocalist of the Year, and the Triple Crown Award in 2005. He was awarded his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music on May 18, 2008.

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. He is the son of David Chesney, a former elementary school teacher, and Karen Chandler, a hair stylist in the Knoxville area. Chesney has one sibling, a younger sister named Jennifer Chandler. In 1986, Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School where he played baseball and football. Chesney received his first guitar, “The Terminor,” for Christmas and began teaching himself to play..

Chesney owns a 60′ Sea Ray yacht and has a home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also spends time in the Caribbean and includes island-themed songs in some of his work, such as those on his 2005 album Be As You Are.

On May 9, 2005, Chesney married actress Renée Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John. They had met in January at a tsunami relief event. On September 15 of that same year, after only four months of marriage, they announced their plans for an annulment.

Chesney’s most recent charity work includes working with the V Foundation, founded by North Carolina State Wolfpack basketball coach Jim Valvano to help to find a cure for cancer.

Chesney is a regular performer at Farm Aid, the organization founded by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp to keep family farms from foreclosure.

Discography:

Studio albums
1994: In My Wildest Dreams
1995: All I Need to Know
1996: Me and You
1997: I Will Stand
1999: Everywhere We Go
2002: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
2004: When the Sun Goes Down
2005: Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)
2005: The Road and the Radio
2007: Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
2008: Lucky Old Sun
2010: Hemingway’s Whiskey
2012: Welcome to the Fishbowl
2013: Life on a Rock
2014: The Big Revival
Compilation albums
2000: Greatest Hits
2006: Live: Live Those Songs Again
2008: Super Hits
2009: Greatest Hits II
Christmas albums
2003: All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan

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