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Baseball Player Was Kenny Chesney's First Choice

April 17, 2010 (5:03 am) GMT
Before thinking his small figure will not make him a good athlete, the country singer thought of going professional with the sport.
Kenny Chesney

Country singer had another job in mind before his music career took off - he wanted to be a baseball star. The singer/songwriter played on his high school baseball team when he was a teen, before he landed his first record deal.

And he decided to pursue music full-time after realizing his smaller stature would hinder his dream of becoming a professional player. He says, "I wanted to be an athlete. I quit growing when I was a freshman in high school so that was a problem. (I played) baseball. I was second base."

Kenny Chesney went on becoming one of the most successful country musicians in his era. He has received six Academy of Country Music Awards, including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards from 2005 to 2008.

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