While, in our opinion, all of our musician clients are “rockin,” not all perform music within the genre of rock ‘n’ roll. Some would be categorized within the folk genre, some within classical, and some within the genre of hiphop.
More and more we find ourselves providing drapery to country music artists. Today I’d like to focus on one of those artists, Kenny Chesney.
Kenny Chesney, born and raised in the Knoxville, TN, area, first began focusing on music during his first year of college, teaching himself to play guitar. While pursuing a degree in Advertising (awarded in 1990) from East Tennessee State College, Chesney pursued music as well, recording and self-releasing a demo album in 1989.
After graduation, Chesney headed for Nashville to focus on a career in music, where he played in several clubs in the city. His initial “big break” came in 1992, when he was awarded a songwriter’s contract with Opryland Music Group. This was followed a year later by an artist’s contract with Capricorn Records, which released his debut album, In My Wildest Dreams, in 1994.
When Capricorn Records closed its country division the next year, Chesney signed with BNA Records and released his second album, All I Need to Know in 1995, followed by Me and You in 1996. While all three albums had moderate success, it was Chesney’s fourth album, I Will Stand, that included his first number 1 single, “She’s Got It All.” Success has built with each successive album, which to date number 13.
Kenny Chesney has won over 25 awards from organizations that include the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA), most notably as Entertainer of the Year for 2008 from both organizations.
Here at Sew What?, we are proud to have been selected to provide digitally printed backdrops and other drapery for Kenny Chesney for the last four years (including this year). It’s an honor to know that our work is appreciated by Kenny, his production team, and his fans.