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.

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Apr 04, 2019
Thu, 7:00 PM
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KFC Yum! Center
Louisville
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KY
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Apr 05, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
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State Farm Center
Champaign
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IL
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Apr 06, 2019
Sat, 7:30 PM
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Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids
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MI
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Apr 12, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
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Apr 13, 2019
Sat, 7:00 PM
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Daily's Place Amphitheater
Jacksonville
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FL
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Apr 18, 2019
Thu, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
The Anthem - D.C.
Washington
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DC
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Apr 25, 2019
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Apr 26, 2019
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat, 7:00 PM
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The Wharf Amphitheatre
Orange Beach
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AL
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May 02, 2019
Thu, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Mizzou Arena
Columbia
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MO
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May 03, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita
,
KS
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May 04, 2019
Sat, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City
,
OK
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May 09, 2019
Thu, 7:00 PM
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Times Union Center
Albany
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NY
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May 10, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Wilkes Barre
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PA
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May 11, 2019
Sat, 8:00 PM
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May 16, 2019
Thu, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Wells Fargo Arena - IA
Des Moines
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IA
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May 17, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls
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SD
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May 18, 2019
Sat, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln
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NE
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May 24, 2019
Fri, 7:00 PM
Kenny Chesney
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Tuscaloosa
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AL
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