Kenny Chesney

Born 26 March 1968.


Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer. 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, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts. Chesney has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

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).

Chesney produced and co-directed a film for ESPN, The Boys Of Fall. 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 in which he performs. His 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of the year.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Welcome to the Fishbowl

    Welcome to the Fishbowl 2012

    Reviewed by Leonie Cooper
    Stadium-swelling country abounds on Chesney’s 15th studio album.
  2. Review of Hemingway’s Whiskey

    Hemingway’s Whiskey 2010

    Reviewed by David Quantick
    The platinum-seller’s latest LP is a perfect slice of contemporary country.
  3. Review of Lucky Old Sun

    Lucky Old Sun 2008

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    KC, apparently, is in love with boats.
  4. Review of The Road and the Radio

    The Road and the Radio 2006

    Reviewed by Sue Keogh
    More songs about sunshine and beer on the ninth album from the artist briefly known as...
  5. Review of Be As You Are: Songs From An Old Blue Chair

    Be As You Are: Songs From An Old Blue Chair 2005

    Reviewed by Cormac Heron
    'Be As You Are' plays eerily like a slideshow of holiday emotions from the inside of a...
  6. Review of When The Sun Goes Down

    When The Sun Goes Down 2004

    Reviewed by Sue Keogh
    Dynamite on stage, gnomic and unassuming in the flesh, Tennessee-born Chesney has been...
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