On This Day: Kenny Chesney Goes Gold and Platinum with ‘No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems’ Album in 2002

by Halle Ames

No shoes, no shirt, no problems seem to ring true in the summertime, but on this day in 2002, Kenny Chesney was finding that “no problems” came with more awards.

The 53-year-old hit country artist has been topping charts since 1996 with his second album, All I Need to Know. But the album that really put Kenny Chesney’s name on the map was one that came with some good advice. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.

Amen, brother.

Kenny Chesney: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

The album was an instant hit and is one of the most successful albums of Kenny Chesney’s booming career. The No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems album also won Chesney two Academy of Country Music Awards. One was for Best Single, “The Good Stuff,” while the other was for Male Artist of the Year.

According to This Day in Country Music, Kenny Chesney’s seventh album, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems album also went gold and platinum. It produced five chart singles on the Billboard country music charts between 2002 and 2003. “The Good Stuff” was the biggest hit of Chesney’s career at the time, not only spending seven weeks at the top of the country charts but also becoming Billboard’s #1 country single of 2002.

Chesney even refers to his fan base as No Shoes Nation. So yeah, you could say the album was one that stuck.

To keep the good time rolling, Kenny Chesney followed up the album with, When the Sun Goes Down in 2004. This album also reached number one on the Billboard 200 and produced three chart-topping singles, including “There Goes My Life.”

The next year, the Academy of Country Music honored Kenny Chesney with the coveted prize as Entertainer of the Year.

The country music legend has gone on to create 17 studio albums in total with two live albums. According to The Boot, Chesney has impressively produced 12 platinum-certified records, including one double-platinum, one triple-platinum, and two quadruple-platinum albums, plus five gold-certified albums and 30 number one singles.

Sheesh. Can you imagine his trophy case? I bet it’s more of a trophy room.

2022 Tours

Furthermore, the No Shoes Nation will have to wait a little longer to see their favorite artist in person. In a statement on his website, Kenny Chesney has decided to push back his 2020 tour that was canceled due to the pandemic until 2022.

“We have waited for so long, I can’t play knowing I would disappoint a portion of No Shoes Nation who wouldn’t be able to get into the stadiums and the amphitheaters,” said Kenny Chesney. “There’s no way around that this year. As much as I hate postponing further, I would hate telling people who waited we won’t be able to let them come due to capacity restrictions. That’s just not fair.”

On that note… 2022, where are you at!?