Songster songwriter guitarist and producer Kenny Chesney is a versatile country music superstar. During his long career, the singer has recorded more than 40 hits in the Top 10 Hot Country Songs of the US Billboard many of which have also been in the US Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to his massive commercial success, Chesney has received several notable awards including 6 Academy of Country Music Awards and 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. In July 2018 he released his 17th studio album Songs For The Saints in July 2018.
Who is Kenny Chesney? Age
Kenneth Arnold Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hir mother, Karen Chandler, was a professional hairdresser and her father was a school tutor. He grew up with a sister, Jennifer Chandler. Cheney attended Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee and attended college at East Tennessee State University where she specialized in advertising.
He received his first guitar in his teens and learned to play the musical instrument by himself. As a student, he released his first self-produced demo album in 1989, after which he started performing regularly in several local clubs. After graduating, Chesney moved to Nashville in 1990, where he steadily rose to become a superstar over the years.
The multi-talented singer won his first contract in 1992 and two years later released his first studio album In My Wildest Dreams which was somewhat successful. The success of Kenny Chesney’s debut album is surpassed by his All I Need to Know (1995) which contains the singer’s first two hits on the Billboard Top 10. His third album Me and You (1996) became his first album to obtain Gold certification and also earned him the 1997 Academy of Country Music Male New Singer of the Year Award. Kenny Chesney made his first single number 1 with his 4th studio album I Will Stand (1997) followed by his 5th album Everywhere We Go which contained 2 No. 1 hits. Everywhere We Go also became the first Chesney album to achieve Platinum certification.
In 2002 Kenny Chesney’s no 1 hit “The Good Stuff” was named Billboard’s number one Country Song of the Year. The talented singer has since released several other successful albums for which he has received numerous awards. 14 of his more than 20 albums have obtained Gold certification or more. Since 2002 the country star has released ten consecutive albums on the US Billboard Top Country album charts.
Kenny Chesney has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. He is also one of the best performers of country music with several concerts and sold-out tours. He was named one of the highest-paid country singers of 2017 with $42.5 million. Kenny Chesney’s net worth is estimated at $225 million. His net worth is expected to continue to increase steadily as there does not appear to be a slowdown for the country music star.
Is Kenny Chesney Gay?
Over the years Kenny Chesney has faced several speculations about his sexuality. Many have suggested that the “fraud” alleged in the divorce papers by the singer’s ex-wife Renee Zellweger may have been a reference to his sexuality. Kenny Chesney on the other hand maintains that he is straight and that it is therefore reasonable to assume that the country singer is not gay.
Kenny Chesney may not be married right now but this country music star has been involved in a high-profile wedding in the past. In 2005 the star married Hollywood actress Renée Zellweger. Both heavily involved in philanthropy Chesney and Zellweger met in January 2005 during a tsunami relief event. Things went pretty fast between the couple as they walked down the aisle on May 9 of the same year. Their wedding ceremony took place on the Virgin Island of Saint John in the Caribbean Sea.
However, their marriage suddenly ended only 4 months after they tied the knot. Renée Zellweger cited “fraud” as the reason she left the marriage. For his part, Chesney argued that their marriage collapsed due to the intense media scrutiny they faced as a couple.
He was also romantically linked to former beauty queen Amy Colley winner of the 2005 Miss Tennessee USA title. The duo made their first public appearance at the Country Music Awards on November 12 2008. They also spent the following Christmas holidays together. Interestingly the relationship lasted 2 years much longer than Chesney’s infamous marriage.
More recently Kenny Chesney has been linked to a beautiful brunette who has been identified as Mary Nolan. Both were first seen in public at the CMT Artist of the Year 2012 event. Nolan was also the singer’s date for the 2012 CMA Awards and other awards ceremonies that followed.
Height and Other Body Measurements
In addition to his exceptional musical talents, Kenny Chesney is well-known to fans for his carved physique. It turns out that the country star gave up his dream of becoming an athlete before he started playing music. He may not be a professional athlete today but the talented singer has a very enviable sporting physique.
Kenny Chesney is 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall and maintains a body weight of 70 kg (154 lb). His chest is 50 inches (127 cm) long while his height and biceps are 30 inches (76 cm) and 16 inches (41 cm) respectively.