Kenny Chesney has been a top performer and singer-songwriter in the country music world since the '90s. He's a four-time Country Music Association Award winner for Entertainer of the Year award and a four-time Entertainer of the Year winner at the Academy of Country Music awards.
Originally from Knoxville, Kenneth Arnold Chesney grew up the son of a school teacher, David Chesney, and Karen Chandler, a local hairstylist. Chesney attended East Tennessee State University after graduating from Gibbs High School. Shortly after, he got his first guitar and taught himself to play. In 1989, he recorded his own demo album at Classic Recording Studio in Virginia that he sold while performing around his college town. Sales from those demos around Johnson City helped him upgrade his guitar and pack his bags for Nashville after graduation.
After two years of performing at local clubs, Chesney secured a songwriter contract with Opryland Music Group. The following year, he secured a performer contract with Capricorn Records. While Chesney's debut album In My Wildest Dreams didn't sell many copies (only 10k), it led to him signing with BNA Records for his second album. All I Need To Know resulted in multiple top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart including "Fall In Love" and "Me and You."
25 years later, Chesney has released 18 studio albums, including Everywhere We Go, Me and You, All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan, When the Sun Goes Down, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and Welcome to the Fishbowl. He also has 3 greatest hits albums and two live albums. He has 30 No. 1 hits, including "The Good Stuff," "She's Got it All," "How Forever Feels" and "You Had Me From Hello."
The man is a force of nature and one of the most popular American touring performers in the business. All that said, what is his net worth?
Kenny Chesney Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that the country music singer is worth $190 million. With multiple platinum albums certified by the RIAA, that sounds about right.
Outside of music, we haven't seen much of the country star's personal life since his public breakup with actress Renée Zellweger in 2005. The pair quickly married and annulled the marriage after 4 months.
Chesney has proved himself a celebrity who gives to those in need. During the 2017 Hurricane Irma, the country artist opened up his mansion on St. John to host people needing safety from the storm. He even donated all proceeds from Songs for the Saints to his charity Love for Love City that helped the storm's victims.
This article was originally published on Feb. 10, 2020.