Kenneth Arnold Chesney was born on March 31, 1968, to David Chandler and Karen Chandler in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Maynardville, Tennessee. His mother was a stylist, while his father taught elementary school.
Chesney and his younger sister Jennifer share their ancestry with people from both England and Ireland. Kenny went to Gibbs High School, where he played on the football and baseball teams. His first guitar probably came into his possession about this period.
After that, Chesney enrolled at East Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in advertising. He made a demo CD in Virginia and put it out on his own before he graduated in 1990.
|Net Worth:||$180 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 26, 1968 (54 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Knoxville|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Kenny Chesney’s Net Worth?
To put it simply, Kenny Chesney is an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. The singer Kenny Chesney is worth an estimated $180 million. CMA and Billboard Music Awards are just a couple of the many accolades Chesney has received for his 19 studio albums.
Kenny has had a lot of success as a country crossover artist, with record sales of over 30 million and dozens of top ten singles on the “Billboard” Hot 100, the US “Billboard” Hot Country Songs, and the Country Airplay charts. The ESPN football documentary “The Boys of Fall,” which Chesney co-directed and produced, is another of his works.
Kenny is, without a doubt, one of the highest-paid performers in the world while his career is on the road. For instance, Kenny Chesney made $40 million between June 2017 and June 2018.
Kenny Chesney’s Primitive Years
Tennessee’s own Kenny Chesney was born Kenneth Arnold Chesney on March 26, 1968. His hairdresser mother and elementary school teacher father raised him. Kenny’s younger sister Jennifer is a Luttrell native.
After getting a guitar as a Christmas present, Chesney taught himself to play. He also played football and baseball at Gibbs High School, from which he graduated in 1986.
Following this, he attended and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in advertising in 1990. While there, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the ETSU Bluegrass Program.
In 1989, Kenny performed in local Johnson City bars and produced a demo, of which he subsequently sold one thousand copies to fans in the audience. After finishing college, he uprooted to Nashville to become a regular singer at a honky tonk called The Surf.
Kenny Chesney’s Life Career:
Chesney received a songwriter’s deal from Opryland Music Group after an audition with Troy Tomlinson in 1992. After a songwriter’s showcase the following year, he was signed to Capricorn Records, and his debut album, “In My Wildest Dreams,” was released in 1994. It sold 10,000 copies before Capricorn shut down its Nashville country music branch.
After Kenny signed with BNA Records in 1995, he released the album “All I Need to Know,” which quickly went gold and spawned the Top 10 “Billboard” Hot Country Songs hits “Fall in Love” and “All I Need to Know.”
The Academy of Country Music recognised Chesney as New Male Vocalist of the Year after the release of “Me and You,” which he recorded and published in 1996.
Several well-known artists have worked with Chesney. For Jimmy Buffett’s 2004 album “License To Chill,” on which he also made a guest appearance and covered Hank Williams’ “Hey Good Lookin,” he collaborated with Buffett, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Clint Black, and Toby Keith.
Kenny and Tim McGraw appeared on “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Tracy Lawrence, off his 2007 album “For the Love,” while Kenny Chesney co-wrote “Take Me There” by Rascal Flatts alongside Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher the same year.
Some of his own hits have featured musicians including P!NK, Dave Matthews, George Strait, and Tim McGraw, and he sang a duet with Reba McEntire on her 2007 album “Reba” called “Every Other Weekend.”
While performing in Columbia, South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium in April 2008, Chesney’s right foot became stuck between the stage and a hydraulic lift, crushing many bones. Kenny continued the show despite being in excruciating agony; hence, he has decided to have a doctor on hand at each performance rather than postpone the tour.
Kenny Chesney’ Personal Life:
Four months after meeting at a disaster relief event, Kenny wed actress Renée Zellweger on May 9, 2005. In September of that year, the pair announced that they were annulling the marriage, with Renée naming fraud as the basis for the annulment on court filings. The union formally disbanded in December 2005.
In 2000, Kenny leapt atop a police horse and rode away from the scene, leading to a scuffle between Chesney and Tim McGraw and the New York police. The next year, both Chesney and McGraw were exonerated of the disorderly conduct and assault charges they had faced.
In 2017, Kenny created the Love for Love City Foundation to support victims of Hurricane Irma. Though Chesney was in Nashville when the category 5 storm arrived, he allowed several friends seek shelter at his house in the Virgin Islands; his friends all survived, but the hurricane destroyed the home.
Kenny Chesney’ Residential Property:
In 2010, Chesney paid $9.25 million for an 11,143 square foot mansion and 30-acre property in Franklin, Tennessee; he then forked out $755,000 for an adjoining property that boosted his property to a total of 56 acres.
In August of 2021, he listed the home for $14 million. In December of 2021, he took $11.5 million. In addition, he is said to have sold a mansion in St. John, Virgin Islands, for $4.752 million in 2007.