Its lead-off single, "There Goes My Life", spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard country charts.On April 21, 2004, the accompanying music video for that song was honored by CMT with the Male Video of the Year award.He has received six Academy of Country Music awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008), The Country Music Association honored Chesney with the Entertainer of the Year award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008.Other notable awards he received include the Academy of Country Music's 1997 New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002 Top Male Vocalist of the Year, and the Triple Crown Award in 2005.He sold 1,000 copies while performing at the local clubs in Johnson City and used the money from album sales to help himself buy a new guitar.After graduation from East Tennessee State in 1990, In 1992, the head of writer relations at BMI, Clay Bradley, recommended Chesney to his friend, Troy Tomlinson, at Opryland Music Group by saying: "I met this kid today from East Tennessee.
Chesney utilized fiddle and steel instrumentation within this album in order to highlight the down-home sentiments and the unique Tennessee twinge in his voice.I Will Stand, Chesney's fourth album and his third from BNA Records, followed in 1997.The album's first single, "She's Got It All", became Chesney's first number one hit on the Billboard country charts and spent three weeks at that position.Everywhere We Go, Chesney's fourth album from BNA, came in 1999.That album produced two consecutive number one hits with "How Forever Feels" and "You Had Me from Hello" (the latter inspired by a line in the movie Jerry Maguire).Me and You was Chesney's first album to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.A cover of Mac Mc Anally's 1990 single "Back Where I Come From" was also included on this album.He's a good singer, a good songwriter, and more than anything, I think you're going to really like him as a person."First of all I was attracted to the songs, because I thought that he painted great pictures in his lyrics, particularly for someone who had not been around the typical Music Row co-writes. But more than anything there was a kind of this 'I-will-do-it' look in his eyes - I was really drawn in by the fact that he was so set on being successful in this business.Chesney's debut album, In My Wildest Dreams, was released on the independent Capricorn Records label in April 1994. The album sold approximately 10,000 copies before Capricorn Records closed its country music division in Nashville later that year and moved to Atlanta.It included four new tracks, as well as updated versions of "Fall in Love", "The Tin Man", and "Back Where I Come From".The new version of "The Tin Man" was one of the disc's three singles, along with two of the new tracks, "I Lost It" and "Don't Happen Twice".