Country Pop Bites: Kenny Chesney – August 30
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1997 Kenny Chesney picked up his first #1 single in Billboard?
It’s true! It was "She's Got It All". Check out the video!
Here are 5 little known truths about Kenny Chesney.
- Kenneth Arnold Chesney was born on March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- While attending East Tennessee State, Chesney hooked up with a college band and started writing his own songs and playing at local bars. He graduated in 1991 with a degree in Marketing.
- In 2000, he hopped on a police officer's horse at a fair in New York state. Chesney said he had permission, but when the officer tried to pull him off, touring pal Tim McGraw blocked the policeman's efforts. Both men were acquitted for their alleged crimes -- Chesney for disorderly conduct, McGraw for obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.
- He luckily avoided from being caught in the 9/11 tragedy because his video shoot for his song "The Tin Man" was delayed due to equipment difficulties.
- He married actress Renee Zellweger in 2005, but couple split seven months later.