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by Linda Ryan

June 21, 2012

Kenny Chesney's Greatest Hits and Beyond

by Linda Ryan  |  June 21, 2012

In his 18 years as a recording artist, Kenny Chesney has thrown out many rulebooks -- even the ones he helped write. With 20 No. 1 singles and plenty more hits scattered on the charts along the way, he stands as one of the most successful country artists of his generation.

Always ready to push the envelope in the name of escapism, Chesney has become synonymous with the country-tinged beach sound that goes hand-in-hand with summer. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," "When the Sun Goes Down," "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," "Beer in Mexico" and so many other flip-flop faves have reeled in plenty of fans who normally don't like country at all.

And Chesney seems to relish that. Take, for example, his choice of duet partners. Although the singer has partnered up with such country giants as Reba and George Strait, he's also harmonized with an assortment of artists outside the genre, including Uncle Kracker, The Wailers, Dave Matthews and Grace Potter, which only adds to his cross-genre appeal.

The Tennessee-born singer has just released his 13th studio album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, and is about to embark on one of the biggest tours of the summer with longtime pal Tim McGraw. With his legions of fans -- the No Shoes Nation! -- waiting to see their hero live and in person, now is the perfect time to rediscover some of Chesney's biggest hits and fan favorites.

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