Facts of Kenny Chesney
|Full Name||Kenneth Arnold Chesney|
|Birth Name||Kenneth Arnold Chesney|
|Other Name||Hillbilly Rockstar,Uncle Kenny,Bubba|
|Birth City||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||David Chesney|
|Father Profession||School teacher|
|Mother Name||Karen Chandler|
|Mother Profession||Hair Stylist|
|Spouse||Renée Zellweger (May 2005- December 2005)|
|Relation With||Jamie Hill Fuller|
|Awards||Academy of Country Music Award,Entertainer of the Year Award|
|Education||Gibbs High School, East Tennessee State University|
|Date of Birth||March 26,1968|
The 6-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, Kenny Chesney is an American country music singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Considered one of the richest country singers of all time, Chesney's professional career journey since 1988 has blessed him with multi-million dollar fortune.
So far, the singer has released 18 studio albums- certified Gold and Platinum by RIAA, and many hit songs including American Kids, Get Along, Come Over, You and Tequila, The Boys of Fall, She's Got It All, There Goes My Life and many more.
The 4-time Entertainer of the Year Award recipient (in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008), Kenny totals 18 headlining tours including the 2007's highest-grossing Flip-Flop Summer Tour- it collected $40 million.
Is A Multi-Millionaire: How Much Is The Net Worth Of Kenny Chesney?
With such a prominent career in country music for over 3 decades, Kenny indeed enjoys showers of money along with fame. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kenny has a net worth of $190 million as of January 2020 while the Richest claims his fortune to be $225 million.
51-year-old Chesney is considered one of the wealthiest country singers, and ranks 7th in the world, behind the likes of Kenny Rogers ($250 million), George Strait ($300 million), Garth Brooks ($330 million), Toby Keith ($365 million) and Shania Twain ($400 million); while the richest among all is Dolly Parton ($500 million).
The main source of his income is albums sales along with concerts and tours. Moreover, his endorsement with Corona, a beer brand and profits from the self-owned beverage Blue Chair Rum aids in the revenue.
In July 2018, the Forbes reported his annual earnings to be $37 million and was ranked #87 in Celebrity 100 2018. Back in 2015, he reportedly made $40 million.
Here is the list of his annual earnings throughout the years:
- 2009- $65 million
- 2010- $50 million
- 2011- $44 million
- 2012- $44 million
- 2013- $53 million (including $32,956,240 through album sales and tours)
- 2014- $44 million
As reported in 2007, Kenny's tour Flip-Flop Summer Tour became the highest-grossing country music tour with a revenue of $40 million from ticket sales and concerts.
Way To Fame & Albums Sales
Initially, Kenny worked on a songwriter's contract at BMI and later, got his album debut with In My Wildest Dreams (1994) through independent Capricorn Records label.
Thereafter, the American singer-songwriter signed with BNA Records and has associations with the record label ever since.
Throughout his career till now, the 5 ft. 7 inches tall musician, singer, and songwriter has released 18 studio albums- out which 11 are Platinum-certified and 4 record Gold certification.
Moreover, Kenny's compilation album Greatest Hits (September 26, 2000) became 4-time RIAA Platinum-certified while other compilation albums: Super Hits (March 18, 2008) and Greatest Hits II (May 29, 2009), each received a Platinum certification.
Platinum Certified Albums:
|Me and You (June 4, 1996)||RIAA: Platinum|
|I Will Stand (July 15, 1997)||RIAA: Platinum|
|Everywhere We Go (March 2, 1999)||Platinum by RIAA|
|No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (April 3, 2002)||4-time RIAA Platinum|
|When the Sun Goes Down (February 3, 2004)||4-time RIAA Platinum|
|Be as You Are (January 25, 2005)||RIAA Platinum|
|The Road and the Radio (November 8, 2005)||3 time-Platinum by RIAA|
|Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (September 11, 2007)||RIAA Platinum|
|Lucky Old Sun (October 14, 2008)||Platinum by RIAA|
|Hemingway's Whiskey (September 28, 2010)||RIAA: Platinum (sold 850,000 copies in USA)|
|Welcome to the Fishbowl (June 19, 2012)||Platinum by RIAA (592,000 sales in the USA)|
Gold Certified Albums:
|All I Need to Know (June 13, 1995)||RIAA: Gold|
|All I Want for Christmas |
Is a Real Good Tan (October 7, 2003)
|Gold by RIAA|
|Life on a Rock (April 30, 2013)||RIAA: Gold (Sold 392,000 in the USA)|
|The Big Revival (September 23, 2014)||Gold by RIAA (447,000 sales in the USA)|
In addition to these, he also released 2 live albums- Live: Live Those Songs Again (2006) and Live in No Shoes Nation (2017); the albums featured guest appearances of artists like Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Grace Potter, and Dave Matthews.
Ever since his 1997 song She's Got It All peaked #1 in the US Country Chart, the singer's has released many hit-songs including
When the Sun Goes Down, Summertime, Don't Blink, Somewhere with You, Come Over and Get Along- all received RIAA: Platinum certification.
Million Dollars Showers From Tours: Headlined 17 Tours
Kenny Chesney won the Billboard Touring Award for Top Package Tour for 5 consecutive years through 2005 to 2009. Including his first tour 'Greatest Hits Tour' in 2001, the country singer has headlined 16 additional tours.
Even more, in 2012, he co-headlined the Brothers of the Sun Tour along with Tim McGraw; the 23-show tour collected a total of $96.5 million.
Check out Chesney's tour earnings:
|Goin' Coastal Tour (2011)||$84.576 million|
|No Shoes Nation Tour (2013)||$90 million|
|The Big Revival Tour (2015)||$116.4 million|
|Spread the Love Tour (2016)||$69.8 million|
|Trip Around the Sun Tour (2018)||$114.3 million|
In 2019, Kenny went on the Songs for the Saints Tour.
Upcoming Tour For 2020
The Boys of Fall singer is set for his 18th headlining tour Chillaxification Tour, scheduled for 22 shows. The tour is set to start on April 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium and will conclude on August 28, 2020, in Foxboro, Massachusetts at the Gillette Stadium.
Interesting Fact: Through his career, Kenny Chesney has collaborated with many famous artists like Tracy Lawrence, Rascal Flatts and one of his idol Jimmy Buffett.
Has Properties Across The United States: Lost 2 Houses In Disasters
The multi-millionaire country has numerous properties across the United States and indeed, enjoys a lavish lifestyle. At the moment, no report on Kenny's current residence is out; sources claim that he divides his time between his million dollars worth houses.
In 2016, Chesney bought a house in the Malibu Cove Colony community for $5.2 million. Also, he owns another property in Franklin, Tennessee, bought in late 2009 for above $9.2 million after selling a house nearby.
His house in Franklin spread on 11,143 square feet features 5 bedrooms and 7 and 2-half bathrooms.
Back in 2010, his Nashville, Tennessee house was flooded along with the houses of other stars Keith Urban and Dierks Bentle and sought thousands of dollars in damages.
Moreover, in September 2017, his house in the Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Formerly, he owned a 2,253 sq ft. home in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms; sold the property on September 1, 2010, for $1.425 million.
Also, after a year of buying, the singer sold his Malibu, California house in 2009.
As per Taddlr, he drives a Honda Accord that has a base price of $23,870.
Philanthropic Works & Charity
After the 2017 Hurricane Irma, the American country singer set up the Love for Love City Foundation to help the victims of the storm. Along with actor Morgan Freeman, for PLANIT NOW, a hurricane relief and preparation non-profit., he is the board member of PLANIT NOW, a hurricane relief and preparation non-profit organization.
Moreover, Kennys also has associations with many non-profit organizations like ACM Lifting Lives, Kids Wish Network, National Parks Conservation Association, The Salvation Army and Farm Aid.
Annulled Marriage With Renée Zellweger
Kenny was in a marital relationship with Renée Zellweger, an American actress. They met at a tsunami relief event in January 2005 and later exchanged vows on May 9, 2005.
However, after 4 months of marriage, in September 2005, the duo announced plans for annulment and annulled it on December 20, 2005.
In March 2008, he began dating model Jamie Hill Fuller and is in an on-off relationship ever since.