Quick Facts Kenny Chesney

  • NameKenny Chesney
  • Birth NameKenneth Arnold Chesney
  • Nick NameKenny
  • FatherDavid Chesney
  • MotherKaren Chandler
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionSinger-songwriter
  • Net Worth$135 million
  • Salary$42 million
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • Hair ColorBrown
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toRenee Zellweger
  • DivorceYes
  • EducationEast Tennessee State University, Gibbs High School
  • SiblingsJennifer Chandler
  • AlbumsCosmic Hallelujah
  • Birth Place Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • SistersJennifer Chandler

Kenny Chesney is an American award-winning country music singer as well as songwriter. He is also the producer and co-director of the film The Boys of Fall.


In 1993 he signed a contract with Capricorn Records. In April 1994, he released his first album “In My Wildest Dreams”. The album’s lead single are “The Tin Man” and “Whatever It Takes”. The album sold 10000 copies. He then signed with BNA Records. In 1995 he released his second album “All I Need to Know”. His single “Fall in Love” reached at the Top 10 and his another single “Grandpa Told Me So” reached at NO. 23. In the same year, he wrote Confederate railroad’s album “When and Where” single “When He was My Age”. In 1996 he released his another album “Me and You”. The lead single from the album is “Back In My Arms Again”. His another single “When I Close My eyes” reached No. 2 on the Billboard country charts. 

In 1997, he was honored with Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year Award. In 1997, he released his another album, “I Will Stand”, “She’s Got It All” is the first single from the album. His second single from the album “A Chane” reached at top 10. His another single from the album, “That’s Why I’m Here” reached No. 2 on Billboard. 

In 1999, he released his fifth album “Everywhere We Go”. His singles “How Forever Feel” and “You had Me from Hello” became No. 1. His “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”and “What I Need to Do” reached No. 11 and No. 8 on the country charts respectively. His album became first platinum selling album. In 2000, he released his Greatest Hits compilation album. In 2002, he released his album “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”. The album lead single “Young” reached No. 2. His another single “The Good Stuff” became Billboard’s No. 1 country song. In the same year, he was honored with the Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for video of single “Young”. He also became Top Male Vocalist of the Year in 2003. He released “All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan” in 2003. He released his album “When the Sun Goes Down” in 2004. The lead single from the album “There Goes My Life” reached the top of the Billboard country charts. He released the album “Be as You Are” in January 2005. He released his another album “The Road and the radio” with five singles.

On September 19, 2006, he released his album “Live: Live Those Songs Again”. He released “Super Hits” on November 15, 2007. He released his another album “Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates” on September 11, 2007. He released his another album “Lucky Old Sun” in 2008. His second compilation album “Greatest Hits II” was released in May 2009. In September 2010 he released his album “Hemingway’s Whiskey”. On June 19, 2012, he released his album “Welcome to the Fishbowl”. 

On April 30, 2013, he released his album “Life on a Rock”. In 2014, he released his album “the Big Revival”. The lead single of the album is “American Kids”. The second single from the album is “Till It’s Gone” and the third single is “Wild Child”. On June 29, 2015, he released his fourth single “Save It for a Rainy Day”.


Kenny was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. His birth name is Kenneth Arnold Chesney. His father name is David Chesney and his mother name is Karen Chandler. He has a younger sister Jennifer Chandler. 

He attended the Gibbs High School and graduated from there in 1986. While he was in his high school, he played football and baseball. He got his first guitar in Christmas. He also attended East Tennessee State University and studied advertising there. He graduated from there in 1990. He recorded a demo album at the Classic Recording Studio in 1989. After his graduation from East Tennessee, he performed at several local clubs in Nashville.

He is married to actress Renee Zellweger in a small wedding ceremony on May 9, 2005. As of 2016, Kenny Chesney’s net worth is $135 million dollars.