Kenny Chesney is a country artists and singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is arguably one of the most successful and popular vocalist/guitarist throughout the history of country music. He began his career in music straight out college, playing around town at local bars and venues. Upon signing a major record deal, it was clear that Chesney was destined to be a star. He has received multiple country music awards and has sold millions of albums. Additionally, Kenny Chesney has put out an impressive number of singles that have peaked at number one on the country music charts, as well as being featured on the Billboard Hot 100. This integration of country music into the mainstream popular scene has proven to be vital to country music's widespread demand and popularity since the turn of the century.