Kenny Chesney’s sixth studio album “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” has gone on to become a defining record for him as an artist. The 12-track record has been one of the most successful of his career to date, since its initial release on April 23rd, 2002.
Almost instantly following its release, “No Shoes No Shirt No Problems” soared to the top of the country charts and stayed there through 2004, where it ended the year as one of Billboard’s Top Country albums for the third year in a row. The record itself is now 4x certified platinum by the RIAA and has produced 5 chart topping singles in the years following its release. This included “Young,” “Big Star,” and of course the title track, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” The album’s now platinum single “The Good Stuff” also helped win Chesney an ACM award for Best Single, and later led to another win for Male Artist of the Year.
The success of “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” really is one of those “and the rest is history…” kind of moments in an artist’s career. This record set the tone for Kenny Chesney’s signature care-free, coastal sound, and eventually became the namesake of his massive fanbase, which he coined as the “No Shoes Nation” at a 2012 show in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
There’s no denying “No Shoes No Shirt No Problems” was a major breakthrough for Kenny Chesney, and what helped launch his career to country mega-stardom.
Listen to some of the best tracks from the island-hopping country star’s 2002 album here: