Hailing from tiny Gibbs, Tennessee (near Knoxville), country heartthrob Kenny Chesney first made his mark in 1994 with his debut album, but it was a few more years before he started scoring major hits and making himself a household name. His straightforward, emotionally honest way with a romantic ballad is his trademark, distancing him from many of the country-pop acts so plentiful in contemporary Nashville. Among his many accomplishments (number one albums and singles, touring awards, association awards), the most impressive are his four consecutive CMA Awards for Entertainer of the Year, the annual pinnacle for country performers everywhere.
Chesney was born in Knoxville in 1968 and raised in the nearby small town of Luttrell, best known as the home of Chet Atkins. He grew up listening to both country and rock & roll, but didn't get ... Read Full Biography