Country singer Kenny Chesney turned to music after failing to achieve his dream of becoming a baseball star.

Chesney, whose romance with Renee Zellweger recently unravelled after just four months of marriage, is rarely convinced when he comes across singers who claim they always knew they wanted musical careers.

He says, "I never believe musicians when they say they knew they were gonna be a star at age three. Maybe Leann Rimes knew, maybe Mariah Carey.

"But I didn't want to be Hank Williams or EDDIE VAN HALEN; I wanted to be (baseball great) PETE ROSE."