Kenny Chesney is probably one of the most loved contemporary male country singers of today. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 26, 1968. While in high school, he didn’t really do anything musical. Kenny played football and baseball. He didn’t play guitar until one Christmas when he received his first guitar, which he started to teach himself to play.

Kenny went on to earn a degree in advertising at East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City in 1990. After playing in some Johnson City venues, Kenny moved to Nashville where he played in some of the clubs and bars.

In 1992, Kenny was finally getting noticed by some record label representatives that got him to sign on to Capricorn Records, where he recorded an album called "In My Wildest Dreams". That album had mediocre success. Capricorn Records eventually closed it’s Nashville office. That’s when Kenny signed onto BMI Records, and Kenny has been there ever since.

He has several nominations for this year’s ACM Awards, which will be in Las Vegas on April 1. One of those songs is for Song Of The Year, Single Record Of The Year and Vocal Event Of The Year . It's called "You And Tequila", a duet with Grace Potter.

We wish Kenny Chesney a very happy birthday and also good luck at the ACM Awards.