Trivia / Kenny Chesney

  • Black Sheep Hit: He has three typical modes: beachy Jimmy Buffett-esque tunes, introspective acoustic ballads, or arena rock. His two biggest hits, "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life", are none of the above. (They're still ballads, but in a markedly different and more mainstream style from his usual ballads such as "Down the Road" or "You and Tequila".)
  • Breakthrough Hit: "She's Got It All" (1997) was his first #1 on Billboard and the song that helped kick-start his career. A couple years later, "How Forever Feels" pushed him from rapidly-ascending second-tier to A-lister.
  • Vindicated by Reruns: "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" was only a modest #11 hit, but it remains one of his most popular cuts by far and received heavy airplay even after it was long gone from the charts. Likewise, his cover of Mac McAnally's "Back Where I Come From" is sometimes heard on radio even though it was not a single, thus obscuring the fact that Mac's version was a single.
  • What Could Have Been: He was scheduled to film the video for the re-release of "The Tin Man" at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but the shoot was held up due to a delay in shipping the equipment.