Kenny Chesney (Kenneth Arnold Chesney) was born on March 26, 1968 is an American country music singer.
Kenny Chesney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to school teacher father David Chesney and hair dresser mother Karen Chandler. He has a younger half-sister, Jennifer Chandler. He was raised in Luttrell, Tennessee, and attended Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee, where he was a receiver on the football team.
In 1990, Chesney graduated from ETSU with a degree in advertising. After graduation, he headed to Nashville, where he performed at every venue he could, including HounDogs. He also did regular gigs at a southern club called Turf. After making the rounds of the music publishers in Nashville, Chesney got a contract in 1992 with BMI and Opryland Music Group.
In January 2005, Chesney released the album Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair, supporting the album with his Somewhere in the Sun Tour and in November 2005. The album was a lower key affair sonically than most of Chesney's recent albums.
Chesney released his second album of that year, The Road and The Radio, with the song "Living in Fast Forward" being one of the hits from the album.
In February 2006, Chesney was presented with a plaque commemorating his sales of 25 million albums. On May 23, 2006, Chesney was honored at the Academy of Country Music Awards as Entertainer of the Year.
During the summer of 2007, Chesney is on the road performing as part of the Flip Flop Summer Tour.