"Kenneth Arnold Chesney" (born March 26, 1968, in Luttrell, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. He became known through such songs as ''No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'' and ''When the Sun Goes Down''. He writes and sings his songs himself.
Chesney attended Gibbs High School in Corryton (Knox County), Tennessee, and in 1990, graduated with a B.S. in Advertising from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. While ETSU Chesney joined the Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity, and is a notable alumnus.
Chesney started his music career playing tunes for tips at local places like Chuckie's Trading Post and Quarterback's, and recorded his first album in 1991 at Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, Virginia. A thousand copies were made, and Chesney sold them at his busking gigs. The album saled helped in buying a new Martin guitar. After he graduated from college, he headed to Nashville, where he performed everywhere he could, including busking on Music Row at a place called HounDogs. He also did regular gigs at a joint called Turf. After making the rounds of the music publishers in Nashville, Chesney got a contract in 1992 with BMI.