About Kenny Chesney
Kenneth Arnold Chesney, better known as Kenny Chesney, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Since early 1990s Kenny has recorded 15 commercially successful albums, such as In My Wildest Dreams, All I Need to Know, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem, All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan, Be as You Are, The Road and the Radio, Lucky Old Sun and most recently- Life on a Rock. Fourteen of his albums received Gold or higher certifications from the Recording Industries Association of America. He is also responsible for more than thirty hits that entered Billboard Hot Country Songs Top Ten. As for the spring 2013, Kenny Chesney net worth is estimated at $60 million dollars, making him one of the wealthiest country musicians in the United States.
Kenneth was born in Tennessee, in a family of David and Karen Chesney. His father was a teacher at the local elementary, while his mother worked as a hair stylist. Kenny was the first child in a family and has a younger sister, named Jenifer Chandler. While studying in Gibbs High School, Chesney was a member of football and basketball teams.
His venture into music started with a Christmas gift-acoustic guitar. He started developing the skills, which eventually boosted Kenny Chesney net worth to tens of millions, all by himself, not taking any classes. After graduation from high school, Kenneth entered East Tennessee State University, where he studied advertising.
Kenneth’s professional career started in the late 1980s, when he published a self-recorded demo album. Although his demo sold only 1000 copies and did not add much to Kenny Chesney net worth, it attracted attention of Broadcast Music producer, Clay Bradley. He recommended the young artist to his friend and soon Kenny landed a contract with Columbia Records. In 1994 Chesney released his debut album, In My Wildest Dreams, which featured such hits as “The Tin Man” and “Whatever it Takes”. Although the album was generally appreciated by the country music fans, it did not manage to sell a lot of units. Columbia Records closed their country music division by the end of the same year.
Kenny Chesney net worth growth shifted to the higher gear in the late 1990s, following the release of All I Need to Know. Due to the success of singles “Fall In Love”, “All I Need to Know” and “Grandpa Told Me So” this album charted on U.S. Billboard and eventually received Gold certification form RIAA. What about his personal life? In the early 2000s Chesney started dating an actress Renee Zellweger and in 2005 the couple got married. Unfortunately, their marriage was annulled by the end of the same year. Some media sources have suggested that the reason for Renee and Kenny’s divorce was the singer’s homosexuality.