Kenny Chesney is a country music superstar, although his first release, titled “In My Wildest Dreams”, was released to lackluster sales in 1994 on independent label Capricorn Records. However, singles from the album proved that there was a fan base for Kenny’s music, and his subsequent albums have proven this.
Eleven of Kenny’s first thirteen albums were not only proof of his staying power, but were commercially successful, garnering him certified gold from the RIAA. Even though his first debut only sold 10,00 albums from the independent Capricorn Records label, two singles from the album, “The Tin Man” and “Whatever It Takes” brushed the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Billboard charts. Unfortunately, within the year, Capricorn decided to no longer publish country music and Kenny had to move on.
Kenny Chesney has released more than thirty top ten country hits since his first release, including a whopping seventeen that peaked at number one. He has won four consecutive Entertainer of the Year American Country Music awards and six awards from the Country Music Association.
During the 2007 summer touring season, his tour was the highest grossing country concert series of the year.
Kenny Chesney’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee is just next to the Smoky Mountains and deep in the heart of the country music, just down the road from Nashville.
During his college years at East Tennessee State, he played bluegrass and recorded a record to sell at his gigs in 1989.
Kenny made his way to Nashville, TN, which is known worldwide as the home of country music and just north of Kenny’s home town of Knoxville. Kenny’s efforts to land a record deal paid off in 1992, when he signed with BMI and Opryland Music Group.
The 2009 tour includes a show on September 12 in Charleston, South Carolina, at the North Charleston Coliseum. This tour is one of the mega tours of the country music summer season with tour dates all across the United States and Canada.
This year’s tour includes a stop on September 12 in Charleston, South Carolina at the the North Charleston Coliseum. Kenny’s tour’s include big dates across the United States and Canada, but the South Carolina show is expected to be one of the best, with country music fans coming not far from Kenny’s home. This year’s tour is named the Sun City Carnival Tour.
Kenny’s success might not have been overnight, but he’s proved that he’s here to stay. His concerts are huge successes and his awards, top ten hits and scores of number one singles prove that he’s one of country’s modern superstars.