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Happy Birthday Kenny Chesney (March 26, 1968, Knoxville, TN)

Man!  Talk about success!  Kenny has had a whirlwind of a career. Tomorrow Kenny Chesney blows out 43 candles on the Birthday cake.  Happy Birthday to our XL Country Friend, Kenny Chesney! :)

Here are just some of the highlights from the newly names Artist of the Millennium by Billboard Magazine:

Jun 30, 1993: Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

Jul 12, 1993: Kenny Chesney begins recording his first album

Jun 3, 2000: Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, New York, after a backstage skirmish at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the George Strait tour, as Chesney takes a ride on a policeman’s horse, and McGraw gets in a fight with cops. They are acquitted in May

Mar 17, 2001: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning marries Ashley Thompson. Kenny Chesney sings “Me And You” during the ceremony

Mar 9, 2002: Tough work, if you can get it: Kenny Chesney does a photo shoot for Playboy magazine in Chicago, surrounded by a bevy of girls. He models with his clothes on

Jun 7, 2003: Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium. Joining him on the bill: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter

May 9, 2005: A barefoot Kenny Chesney marries actress Renee Zellweger in the Virgin Islands. The couple first met in January during taping of the NBC special “Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope

Sep 14, 2005: Actress Renee Zellweger files for an annulment of her marriage to Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles, barely four months after the couple exchanged vows

Dec 20, 2005: The marriage of Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger is officially annulled in a Los Angeles court

Nov 8, 2006: “25 Hottest Country Stars!”: Kenny Chesney is the cover boy on a special country edition of “People” magazine

Apr 26, 2008: Kenny Chesney’s right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma.

Oct 4, 2008: Kenny Chesney becomes a college-football analyst on ESPN’s “GameDay” as the show airs from Nashville, where the Vanderbilt Commodores beat the Auburn Tigers, 14-13

Feb 13, 2009: Kenny Chesney claims to have bedded more than 100 women in an issue of “Playboy” that hits newsstands, insisting rumors that he’s homosexual are untrue: “I’ve got a long line of girls who could testify that I am not gay”

Aug 6, 2009: Kenny Chesney launches an online music channel,

Sep 1, 2009: The Blue Chair Bay clothing line, casual wear inspired by Kenny Chesney, is officially launched at the MAGIC Markeplace fashion convention in Las Vegas

Sep 3, 2009: ESPN debuts Kenny Chesney’s college football theme song, “This Is Our Moment”

Apr 14, 2010: “Kenny Chesney: Summer In 3D” premieres with a screening at Knoxville’s Regal Pinnacle 18 that raises $130,000 for charity. The end theme is Chesney’s latest single, “Ain’t Back Yet

Aug 25, 2010: Kenny Chesney gives a sneak preview of his “Boys Of Fall” football documentary at his alma mater, Gibbs High School, in Corryton, Tennessee

Aug 29, 2010: Kenny Chesney’s high-school football documentary, “Boys Of Fall,” debuts on ESPN

Feb 11, 2011: The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame recognizes Kenny Chesney as the Tennessean of the Year during an event at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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