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Overview (4)

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameKenneth Arnold Chesney
Nicknames Hillbilly Rockstar
Bubba
Uncle Kenny
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kenny Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Kenneth Arnold Chesney. He was previously married to Renée Zellweger.

Spouse (1)

Renée Zellweger (9 May 2005 - 20 December 2005) ( annulled)

Trade Mark (1)

Cowboy hat or a baseball cap

Trivia (29)

Scored his first top 10 hit on Billboard magazine's country singles chart with 1995's "Fall in Love." However, it wasn't until 1996 when he made his breakthrough with the No. 2 hit "Me and You."
His first No. 1 hit came in August 1997 with "She's Got it All" (a three week No. 1 country smash), and the No. 1 hits kept coming: "That's Why I'm Here" (1998); "How Forever Feels" (a six-week No. 1) and "You Had Me From Hello" (both 1999); "Don't Happen Twice" (2001) and "The Good Stuff" (a seven-week No. 1 from 2002). "How Forever Feels" was Billboard's No. 2 country hit of 1999, while "The Good Stuff" was the magazine's No. 1 country song of 2002. Other major hits include "When I Close My Eyes" (1997); "A Chance" and "I Will Stand" (1998); "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" (1999); "What I Need to Do" (2000); "The Tin Man" (2001); and "Young" (2002). As 2003 dawned, he was on his way to another major country smash -- the Bill Anderson-Dean Dillon-penned "A Lot of Things Different."
Has a younger half-sister named Jennifer Chandler.
Brother of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity from East Tennessee State University
2002 ACM Award-winner for Best Male Vocalist.
2004 CMA Award-winner for Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year.
Is a die hard fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Tennessee Titans.
In April of 2005 his song "Anything but Mine" hit number 1 on the Country charts after spending 17 weeks on the charts.
Married actress Renée Zellweger on the resort island St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he has maintained a home on the beach for many years, and where he often goes to escape and wind down in between tour dates.
Wrote "You Had Me From Hello" after Renée Zellweger's famous line in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Won the Entertainer of the Year Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on May 17, 2005
His wedding ceremony lasted 15 minutes
Met his ex-wife Renée Zellweger at a tsunami relief benefit in January 2005.
He was born to Dave Chesney and Karen Chandler (then Karen Chesney).
Was raised in Luttrell, Tennessee, which is also the hometown of country star Chet Atkins.
He won the 2004 CMA Album of the Year for his record When the Sun Goes Down.
Two of his albums "All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan" and "Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair" both went platinum without a radio single or promotion.
On the CMT Top 20 Videos of 2005, he held the #8 (Who You'd Be Today) and #2 (Anything But Mine) slots.
In 1990, he graduated with a degree in marketing from East Tennessee State University.
Attended Gibbs High School.
Favorite book is "The Firm" by John Grisham.
Favorite TV show is Friends (1994).
Is a Board Member, along with actor Morgan Freeman, for PLANIT NOW, a hurricane relief and preparation non-profit.
Is a huge Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen fan.
Good friend of Peyton Manning.
Along with Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, and other music stars who reside in Nashville, Tennessee, Kenny's home was engulfed in a flood in May, 2010.
On his Poets and Pirates tour. [June 2008]
Has been in an on and off long-term relationship with model Jamie Hill Fuller since March 2008.

Personal Quotes (9)

(on growing up in Lutrell, Tennessee) It was a really great place to grow up. You couldn't help but be consumed by country music. It's everywhere ... but I never dreamed of being a singer as a kid.
I can't believe it. You're moving so fast -- and you can tell the fans are different somehow; but then you're back on the plane. It was so cool to see 12,000 people at the Mall of America, screaming like there was a show when it was really only an acoustic performance. But this? For a kid from Luttrell, Tennessee who thought playing The Turf (a dive bar on what was Nashville's seedy lower Broadway strip of honky tonks) was practically making it ... well, this is bigger than words. I mean, what do you say? I'm just trying to absorb it and enjoy it.
It's a given that you want to record songs people can relate to, but it goes deeper than that. You want a song to touch them somehow. You want them to live with it and let it become a part of their lives. You want it to make them remember something -- their first kiss, their first boyfriend, their first breakup. But that's past tense. You also want it to have something they can relate to right now. I try real hard to make people feel things, whether it's a fun song, like 'How Forever Feels,' or a real intense song, like 'That's Why I'm Here' or a love song, like 'You Had Me From Hello.' You try to touch different emotions. If you don't do that, I think you miss the boat.
I think "How Forever Feels" was really just an infectious song from the very opening riff. I just think it's different. Also, I've never heard another love song that mentions Richard Petty. That song really opened up a brand new audience for me. My past two albums have gone gold (meaning sales of more than 500,000), but a lot of people think "How Forever Feels" is my first single. It's odd, because I've been out there for six years now.
God works in mysterious ways. I'm certainly glad I wasn't there - and I feel terrible for all the families who have been affected by this. - He had been scheduled to film a music video near the World Trade Center on Tuesday (9/11). The shoot was canceled
On what inspires him to write a song: My inspiration comes from life in general. I keep my ears open. I overhear conversations in restaurants and on the street. I watch a lot of movies and TV, and I love to read. There are so many things that can be taken and made into songs -- everything that has an emotion to it. I just look for things that people can hang on to.
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy: The record company called me while I was out on the road. They told me they found this awesome song. I went in to listen to it, and I just fell in love with it. I just laugh every time I hear it. It's just a fun song that paints a great picture. When I heard it I said, "I've got to have that song." And we just tried to go in and have the most fun with it in the studio as we possibly could.
Greatest Hits CD going double platinum: There's a part of you that thinks 'Aw, people will never buy this. They have all these songs.' But maybe they don't have all the Capricorn stuff (his first record label) or the early hits or the new songs. Or maybe they're like me and they just want everything in one place. For whatever reason, I'm pretty stoked up about hearing this!
'I Can't Go There' - That's the most brutally honest song I've ever written in my whole life. When you're in love with somebody, you go places -- whether it's your favorite restaurant, a spot in the islands, or Wrigley Field. When that ends, it's impossible for you -- literally or in your heart or mind -- to go back there. If I've ever written a song that was 100% an open book about me and what I went through, 'I Can't Go There' is it. For that reason, it's probably one of my favorite songs on the record.

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