Kenny Chesney was born March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tenn., and raised in nearby Luttrell. He attended college at East Tennessee State in Johnson City and became a fixture in the area’s venues, including Chuckie’s Trading Post and Quarterback’s Barbecue. “The scene up there then was mostly blues, rock and folk,” he recalls. “I was about the only one doing George Jones and Hank Jr. I got to where I had a pretty good following.” An awakening of sorts came when he went into the Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, Va. Backed by several musicians he knew from college (who later became the core of Alison Krauss’ band), he recorded an album’s worth of songs he’d written. When he pressed up a thousand copies, sold them all at his shows and made enough to buy a new Martin guitar, he realized he was onto something. A month after graduating from college with a degree in advertising, he headed down I-40 west to Nashville in early 1991. The going was slow the first couple of years. He made the rounds of the publishing companies without much success. He went to see the only person he knew in the business, producer Kyle Lehning, who told him, “You’ve definitely got something, but it ain’t there yet.” The only steady gig he could find playing music was in a down and dirty honky-tonk called the Turf. This was on Nashville’s storied Lower Broadway before the area was gentrified. In 1992, the head of publisher/writer relations at BMI set up an audition with Opryland Music Group. Chesney came out of the audition with a songwriter’s contract.

Kenny Chesney Events

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Jun 04, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
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Jun 06, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia
,
PA
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Jun 11, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Walmart AMP
Rogers
,
AR
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Jun 13, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Busch Stadium
St. Louis
,
MO
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Jun 17, 2020
Wed, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Virginia Beach
,
VA
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Jun 18, 2020
Thu, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow
,
VA
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Jun 20, 2020
Sat, 3:30 PM
Buckeye Country Superfest: Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Kane Brown
Ohio Stadium
Columbus
,
OH
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Jun 25, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte
Charlotte
,
NC
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Jun 27, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Nissan Stadium - Nashville
Nashville
,
TN
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Jul 02, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe
Stateline
,
NV
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Jul 03, 2020
Fri, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe
Stateline
,
NV
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Jul 05, 2020
Sun, 6:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion & Michael Franti and Spearhead
Bobcat Stadium - MSU
Bozeman
,
MT
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Jul 11, 2020
Sat, 2:00 PM
VIP Tailgate Party: Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Arrowhead Stadium Parking Lots
Kansas City
,
MO
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Jul 11, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
,
MO
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Jul 18, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
,
WA
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Jul 23, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Noblesville
,
IN
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Jul 25, 2020
Sat, 6:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Soldier Field Stadium
Chicago
,
IL
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Jul 29, 2020
Wed, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Isleta Amphitheater
Albuquerque
,
NM
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Jul 30, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix
,
AZ
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Aug 01, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
SoFi Stadium
Inglewood
,
CA
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Aug 05, 2020
TBA
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Aug 06, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City
,
UT
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Aug 08, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Empower Field At Mile High
Denver
,
CO
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Aug 15, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Ford Field
Detroit
,
MI
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Aug 20, 2020
Thu, 7:30 PM
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Aug 22, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford
,
NJ
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Aug 26, 2020
Wed, 7:30 PM
Kenny Chesney
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia
,
MD
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Aug 28, 2020
Fri, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough
,
MA
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Aug 29, 2020
Sat, 5:00 PM
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line & Old Dominion
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough
,
MA
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