Kenneth Arnold Chesney (1968- ) – Singer & Songwriter
Kenneth “Kenny” Chesney is an American country music singer/songwriter. Chesney has recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has also recorded more than 30 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts. Chesney produced and co-directed a film for ESPN, The Boys Of Fall. Chesney has received six Academy of Country Music awards, including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008, as well as six Country Music Association awards. In 1998, Chesney recorded a limited-edition single titled “Touchdown Tennessee.” The single was a tribute to John Ward, a former broadcaster for the University of Tennessee Volunteers’ football team; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the John Ward Scolarship Fund. Chesney’s most recent charity work includes working with the V Foundation, founded by North Carolina State Wolfpack basketball coach Jim Valvano to help find a cure for cancer. He is also a regular performer at Farm Aid, the organization founded by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp to keep family farms from foreclosure. Like all Farm Aid artists, Chesney donates his talent, time, and travel expenses for the cause.
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