Family Productions Agency – Kenny Chesney Booking Agent
Kenneth Arnold (Kenny) Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Chesney has recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 30 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 20 of which climbed to the top of the charts.
Over the life of his career, Chesney has been honored with numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM), Country Music Association (CMA), American Music Awards (AMA), Country Music Television (CMT), Billboard Music Awards (BMA), People’s Choice Awards (PCA), and the French Country Music Awards (FCMA).
Chesney has received six Academy of Country Music awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards from 2005 to 2008), as well as six Country Music Association awards. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues at which he performs. His 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of the year.
The Country Music Association honored Chesney with the Entertainer of the Year award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Other notable awards include the Academy of Country Music’s 1997 New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002 Top Male Vocalist of the Year, and the Triple Crown Award in 2005. He was awarded his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music on May 18, 2008.
Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee at St. Mary’s Medical Center and raised in Luttrell, Tennessee, better known as the home of Chet Atkins. He is the son of David Chesney, a former elementary school teacher, and Karen Chandler, a hair stylist in the Knoxville area. Chesney has one sibling, a younger sister named Jennifer Chandler in 1986 Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School where he played baseball and was a receiver on the football team The following year Chesney received his first guitar for Christmas and began teaching himself to play chesney studied marketing at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City TN where he was member of the ETSU Bluegrass Program As a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity he became a regular fixture at Quarterbacks BBQ and Rafters In 1989, Chesney recorded a self-released demo album at Classic Recording Studio in BristoVirginia. He sold 1,000 copies while performing at the local clubs in Johnson City He ended up using the money from album sales to help buy himself a new guitar. chesney graduated from East Tennessee State University in December 1990, with a degree in advertising. After graduation, he headed to Nashville, where he performed at several local clubs. He became the resident performer at The Turf, a rougher honky tonk in the city’s historic district 1992, the head of publisher/writer relations at BMI set up an audition with Opryland Music Group, which is part of Gaylord Entertainment Company Chesney came out of the audition with a songwriter’s contract. An appearance at a songwriter’s showcase the following year led to a contract with Capricorn Records which had recently started a country division. He released his debut album In My Wildest Dreams in April 1994. When Capricorn closed its country music division in Nashville and moved to Atlanta, Georgia Chesney signed with BNA Records