Kenny Chesney has spent the last 15 years building up to become one of country music’s biggest stars. Recording more than 13 albums since 1994, Chesney has six coveted Country Music Association (CMA) awards and six Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards.
Chesney is one of the most popular male acts in country music today. In fact, 2007’s Flip-Flop Summer Tour ended up being the highest-grossing country tour of that year. Part of Chesney’s appeal is the fact that he didn’t have the immediate, breakout success of many of his musical counterparts. It took several years and a great deal of hard work for Chesney to amass the following he enjoys today.
His personal life hasn’t been quite as successful as his music career. Chesney married actress Renee Zellweger in a high-profile ceremony in 2005. The couple then broke things off a mere four months later, with Zellweger citing “fraud” as the reason for the annulment of the marriage. He then paired up with Miss Tennessee USA, Amy Colley, until their split in April 2009.
His latest musical offering, Greatest Hits Vol. 2, hits shelves May 19. Chesney will be on tour this year. Chesney's tour will stop at both large and small venues, in an effort to ensure ticket prices are somewhat affordable to his diverse fan base.