Kenneth Arnold Chesney, well-known as Kenny Chesney, is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer who has recorded 20 albums and 40 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. He is also considered to be one of the best crossover country artists. The fact that he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide only supports the argument.
As anything and everything boils down to money, we wanted to know what his net worth looked like. We will also talk about his professional career and his struggles within the industry.
Kenny Chesney's Musical Journey: His Professional Career
Early Years in the Industry
In 1992, the head of writer relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. recommended Kenny to Troy Tomlinson of Opryland Music Group saying that Kenny was a good singer, songwriter, and a good person in general.
For his audition for Tomlinson, he performed five amazing songs which took Tomlinson by surprise. He walked out of the audition with a songwriter's contract.
Year by year, Kenny was bombarded with opportunities. A year later after the audition with Tomlinson, he signed a deal with Capricorn Records, which had recently started a country division.
With them, he released his first album titled In My Wildest Dreams, which consisted of singles Whatever It Takes and The Tin Man.
Chesney's Mainstream Career
In the consecutive years, he released several albums through BNA records which included All I Need to Know, Me and You, I Will Stand, Everywhere We Go, All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan, and When the Sun Goes Down.
He also released Be As You Are and The Road and the Radio through BNA.
Throughout his career, Kenny has collaborated with artists like Jimmy Buffett, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, and Toby Keith. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, he released Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, Lucky Old Son, Hemingway's Whiskey, Welcome to the Fishbowl, and Life on A Rock.
Kenny's recent works include The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah. In 2018, he announced his new album No Shoes Nation.
Riches on His Name And Philanthropy
Kenny's net worth blew up in 2009 when his earnings amounted to $65 million. In the later years, his annual income ranged from $44-$53 million. His average income, according to Forbes, is $42 million.
Chesney also has a net worth of $225 million. His current tour Trip Around the Sun will also generate a lot of revenue for him.
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) May 27, 2018
His real estate properties include a Franklin home, a Malibu House, and a U.S. Virgin Islands home. His Virgin Islands home was lost to hurricane Irma. Kenny seems to be an avid fan of Costa Del Mar sunglasses.
When it comes to philanthropic works, Kenny is associated with ACM Lifting Lives, Kids Wish Network, and National Parks Conservation Association.