“The Kenny Files”


The facts about our favorite music man, Kenny Chesney.

Full Name: Kenneth Arnold Chesney

Born: March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Education: Marketing degree from East Tennessee State University (1991)

Debut album: “In My Wildest Dreams” (1994)

First Top 10 country single: “Fall in Love” (1995)

First chart-topping country single: “She’s Got It All” (1997)

Total number of chart-topping country singles: 27

Discography: 16 studio albums, one live album, one Christmas album and three hits compilations that includes a live album.

Total album sales: More than 29 million.

Earnings: Kenny’s 2015 “Big Revival” tour grossed $117 million; his second-top-grossing tour was in 2012 and pulled in $96 million.

Watch Out, Garth: Forbes magazine recently reported that Chesney earned $56 million over the past year, second only to Garth Brooks, who earned $70 million.

Awards: 7 Country Music Association Awards; 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, but no Grammys.

Vocal duet partners: Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Grace Potter, Pink, George Strait, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis and Uncle Kracker, among others.

Famous friend: Recently retired NFL superstar quarterback Peyton Manning.

Favorite food:  Grilled Cheese. He wrote a song called ‘Red Wine and Grilled Cheese.’ I’ll put it on a record some day”, he tells People magazine.

Spreading The Love: He co-wrote and recorded the song, “Spread The Love” with the Wailers, and proceeds go to the Boston Medical Center’s fund to help with prosthetics for the Boston bombing victims.

Drink of choice: While some of Kenny’s best-known songs are about drinking, he abstains, except for his traditional mid-concert swig of a margarita and the selling of the best rum ever… Blue Chair Bay.

In trouble with the law: Kenny and fellow vocal star Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, N.Y., after Kenny rode off on a horse that did not belong to him and refused to dismount. A scuffle ensued that put Kenny, McGraw and McGraw’s manager against two police officers, resulting in felony assault charges. All three were later acquitted.

Marital status: Single. Kenny and actress Renée Zellweger were married for four months in 2005 before she filed for an annulment, citing “fraud” as the reason.

Special behavior: Kenny showers three times a day. “I am a clean freak,” he told People magazine

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