Kenny Chesney - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2022

Kenny Chesney
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $180 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 26, 1969 (age 54)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kenneth Arnold Chesney
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: David Chesney
Mother's Name: Karen Chandler
Siblings: 1

Jennifer Chandler (half-sister)

High School: Gibbs High School
University: East Tennessee State University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Renee Zellweger 
(2005 - 2005)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 70 kg (154.32 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Kenny Chesney?

Kenny Chesney is a singer, songwriter, producer by profession, and American by nationality. The country musician’s 20 albums have been certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. Where is Kenny Chesney now?

Kenny Chesney (Image: CMT)

Kenny Chesney – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kenny Chesney’s birth took place on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He was born Kenneth Arnold Chesney to his mother Karen Chandler, a hairstylist, and his father David Chesney, a former elementary school teacher. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a younger half-sister named Jennifer Chandler.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Kenny Chesney attended Gibbs High School. After graduation, he went on to study at East Tennessee State University. He graduated from the same in 1990 with a degree in marketing. 

His ethnicity is English and Irish.

Kenny Chesney – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Chesney married his longtime girlfriend Renée Zellweger on May 9, 2005. His wife Zellweger is a famous Hollywood actress. However, just after four months of marriage, they announced their plans for an annulment. Their marriage ended in annulment on 20 December 2005 rather than a divorce. They did not have any children together.

Since then he had been reported to have dated Vanessa Millon, Jamie Hill Fuller in 2008, Miss Tennessee 2005 Amy Colley and was rumored to have an affair with Sara Evans, and ESPN reporter Jenn Brown. In 2012 he was pictured at several awards with a woman named Mary Nolan. 

However, Kenny Chesney seems to be single currently, although a secret romance cannot be ruled out.

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Kenny Chesney, and Renée Zellweger were married for 5 months (Image: Page Six)

Kenny Chesney – Career

Early Days

Chesney self-released his first demo album in 1989, which sold around 1,000 copies. From the money he earned, he bought a new guitar and moved to Nashville where he performed at several local clubs. 

In 1992 the aspiring singer was introduced to Troy Tomlinson, who signed him to Opryland Music Group. And just a year later Kenny Chesney was signed with Capricorn Records. His debut album In My Wildest Dreams was released in April 1994 and sold approximately 10,000 copies.

After  Capricorn Records closed down, he signed with BNA Records. With the label, he released his second album All I Need to Know in 1995. Two of its songs reached the top 10 while one single peaked at number 23.


Over the years Kenny Chesney has released 20 studio albums. Some include All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan (2003), Be as You Are (2005), The Road and the Radio (2006), Lucky Old Sun (2008), Welcome to the Fishbowl (2012), Cosmic Hallelujah (2016), Songs for the Saints (2018).

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Kenny Chesney (Image: Nash Country Daily)

Kenny Chesney – Awards, Nominations

For his music and contribution to country music, Kenny Chesney has been awarded the Academy of Country Music Awards (1997), Triple Crown Award (2005), and four Academy of Country Music, among others.

Kenny Chesney – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $180 million while the figure for his annual salary is not known.

Kenny Chesney – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Kenny Chesney is active with thousands to over a million followers. He also has a YouTube channel with over 914K subscribers.

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