Thursday, January 26, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kenny Chesney

Artist:Kenny Chesney
Song:The Good Stuff
Album:Greatest Hits II

After a false start in his music career, Kenny Chesney went to the top of the country music charts in the mid 90s and is still there today. He has had 20 number one country hits including The Good Stuff and he has also crossed over to the pop charts. And he has won numerous awards. He was born Mar. 26, 1968 in Knoxville, TN. He got into music while studying advertising at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He pressed 1000 copies of a demo album and sold them when he played local shows. After graduating, he moved to Nashville and was the resident performer at The Turf. This led to a songwriting contract with Opryland Music in 1992. An appearance on a songwriter's showcase got Chesney a record deal with Capricorn Records. They had just opened a country division and then closed it shortly after Chesney's 1994 CD In My Wildest Dreams was released. He signed with RCA's BNA label and his 1995 CD All I Need To Know delivered two top ten country hits. She's Got It All was his first number one country hit in 1997. And he's been at the top of the country charts ever since. The Good Stuff is from his 2002 CD No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem. It topped the country charts and reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also named Billboard's top country song of 2002. It was Chesney's biggest hit to date. The Good Stuff was written by Jim Collins and Craig Wiseman. Collins recorded three CDs in the 90s but has been more successful as a songwriter. Wiseman has been very successful writing songs and is a Chesney favourite. Chesney has continued his success including his latest CD Hemingway's Whiskey released in July 2010. RCA released this comp in 2010 with a couple of previously unreleased tracks. Chesney famously married actress Renee Zellweger in May 2005. The marriage was annulled Dec. 2005. Chesney admitted he couldn't handle the intense media scrutiny of the marriage. More recently Chesney produced the documentary The Color Orange about quarterback Conredge Holloway for ESPN. He is currently on tour with Tim McGraw, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & Jake Owen. I don't see Kenny Chesney slowing down anytime soon. Here's the video for The Good Stuff by Kenny Chesney.

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