He followed it with the all-new No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem in early 2002, which gave him his strongest commercial performance yet.
It, too, hit number one on the country album charts and spun off four Top Ten singles in “Young,” the number one “The Good Stuff,” the Bill Anderson co-write “A Lot of Things Different,” and “Big Star.” A Christmas album plugged the gap for 2003, and he returned strongly with 2004’s When the Sun Goes Down, which won in the Album of the Year category at the Country Music Awards.
Unfortunately for Chesney, Capricorn wasn’t much of a country label; not only was the album underpromoted, but the label’s country division shut down completely not long after its release.
Still, it sold 100,000 copies and caught the attention of several big-time major labels.
He has one sibling, a younger sister, Jennifer Chandler. He later studied marketing at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and graduated in 1990.