17 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
Aug. 30 marks a big anniversary for Kenny Chesney. It was on that date, 17 years ago, that the Tennessee native reached a career turning point with ‘She’s Got It All,’ from his fourth album, ‘I Will Stand.’ The song became his first No. 1 Billboard hit on Aug. 30, 1997.
Chesney had already released six singles by the time ‘She’s Got It All’ landed at the top of the charts. He came close with his previous single, ‘When I Close My Eyes,’ from his previous album, ‘Me and You.’ The song came in at No. 2, narrowly failing to reach the highest position.
Written by Graig Wiseman and Drew Womack, ‘She’s Got It All’ was released as the lead single from ‘I Will Stand.’ It debuted on the charts in May and reached the No. 1 position several months later.
The multi-platinum-selling singer has gone on to have 21 other songs go all the way to No. 1, including ‘How Forever Feels,’ ‘You Had Me From Hello,’ ‘The Good Stuff’ and ‘There Goes My Life.’
Chesney has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and earned more than a dozen awards, including four ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies.