One of Country's Biggest: Kenny Chesney
When Kenny Chesney was a marketing major at East Tennessee State University, he couldn't have imagined what lay ahead of him. A simple Christmas present set him on a path that turned him into a country music superstar.
After receiving a guitar for Christmas, a young Kenny started performing with bands at school, and at night in restaurants. Following college, he moved to Nashville and soon signed a deal with a small label. His debut album, "In My Wildest Dreams," was released in 1993.
The label folded shortly after, but he did well enough to catch the attention of much larger labels. The next few years brought him success with several albums and top ten hits, however, in 1999 he launched to a new level. His album "Everywhere We Go" sold over two million copies and gave him two #1 hits. The next albums just pushed him higher. "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem," was a #1 album and spawned four #1 singles, and in 2004 "When the Sun Goes Down" earned him a Country Music Award for Album of the year.
To date, Kenny Chesney has had twenty #1 singles, sold 30 million albums and 20 million digital downloads, and has sold nearly 10 million concert tickets in the last decade -- more than any other artist in the time span. He just released his latest album, "Hemingway's Whiskey," and stopped by to perform his single, "The Boys of Fall." Check it out here.