Country Pop Bites: Kenny Chesney – January 24
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2010 Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush were all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans?
It’s true! It was for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings!
Check out this Kenny Chesney video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Kenny Chesney.
- He grew up in Luttrell, TN, birthplace of country legend Chet Atkins.
- He became serious about a music career during his college years, after receiving a guitar as a gift and joining the university's bluegrass band.
- His first album, In My Wildest Dreams, was released in 1993 and sold 100,000 copies.
- He wrote the 1999 tune "You Had Me From Hello" after watching Renee Zellweger's performance in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Six years later, Chesney and Zellweger surprised the world with a quickie wedding and an even quicker annulment just four months later.
- He received numerous industry honors, including several Entertainer of the Year wins at both the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.