Kenny Chesney

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  • Birth Name: Kenneth Arnold Chesney
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/26/1968, Aries
  • Profession: Country singer/songwriter
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Kenny Chesney Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in Luttrell, TN, birthplace of country legend Chet Atkins.
  • Became serious about a music career during his college years, after receiving a guitar as a gift and joining the university's bluegrass band.
  • First album, In My Wildest Dreams, was released in 1993 and sold 100,000 copies.
  • Penned the 1999 tune "You Had Me From Hello" after watching Renee Zellweger's performance in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Six years later, Chesney and Zellweger surprised the world with a quickie wedding and an even quicker annulment just four months later.
  • Received numerous industry honors, including several Entertainer of the Year wins at both the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Is an avid football fan (he was a wide receiver in high school), and has participated in workouts with the New Orleans Saints and created a song for ESPN's college-football coverage.
  • Named No. 8 on Billboard's Top Touring Artists of the Decade. His stadium tours in the 2000s reached more than 9 million fans and were documented in the 2010 theatrical concert film Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D.
  • Honored as Tennessean of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in February 2011.
  • Kenny Chesney Relationships:
  • Jennifer Chandler - Half Sister
  • Karen Chandler - Mother
  • Dave Chesney - Father
  • Mandy Weals - Ex-fiancée
  • Renée Zellweger - Ex-wife
  • Kenny Chesney Awards:
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2007 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Singer - Winner
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Hottest Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2010 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Hottest Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Hottest Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Tearjerker Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (BA in Business Administration, 1990)

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