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‘Songs for the Saints’ Debuts at Number One

posted August 9th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney’s new album Songs for the Saints has debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart as well as number two on the all-genre Top 200 chart.

“All I knew was that I was so scared for a lot of people and places that I really loved,” said Chesney of the inspiration. “I was anxious, and I was thousands of miles away. I needed to do something, something that would let those people know they weren’t gonna be forgotten when the news cycle moved on. I had no idea it would be an album, but the songs were something they could sing. And now here we are.”

According to Nielsen, in its first week, the project has sold in excess of 64,600 copies, with consumption bringing the total to 77,300.

“This album means the world to me, because of what it’s about and what it means to the people of the Virgin Islands,” Chesney shared. “A lot of who I am is because of the time I’ve spent down there, and how it’s shaped the man I’ve become. It’s how I see the world, and how my music has evolved. So the fact No Shoes Nation has supported this record – a record where all the proceeds go to island recovery – does my heart good.”

Get the album now at Amazon or iTunes.


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Watch Kenny’s Recent TV Appearances

posted August 1st, 2018 at 11:30 am

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney was in New York City on Tuesday where he appeared on Good Morning America in the morning and then The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the evening.

Watch the appearances below:




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New Album ‘Songs for the Saints’ Available Now!

posted July 27th, 2018 at 12:10 pm

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by Josh

The album that Kenny Chesney says is more personal than anything he’s ever done, Songs for the Saints, hits stores today!

Grab the album now at Amazon or iTunes.

Track listing:

  1. Songs for the Saints
  2. Every Heart
  3. Get Along
  4. Pirate Song
  5. Love for Love City (with Ziggy Marley)
  6. Ends Of The Earth
  7. Gulf Moon
  8. Island Rain
  9. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season (with Jimmy Buffett)
  10. We’re All Here
  11. Better Boat (featuring Mindy Smith)

“I knew I wanted this album to show the spirit of the people, but I wanted it to focus on healing, on their gift to rise above such complete chaos and devastation,” Chesney said in a release. “They had no power, no real food, nothing; they dug in, started clearing the land and rebuilding. To me, that’s inspiring.”

“To let them know, they’re not only not forgotten months later, but we’re holding them up as inspiration — and offering help in any way that we can, including music,” Chesney added. “Because music heals, it inspires, and this is for them.”

Songs for the Saints features some special musical guests who have ties to the island: Ziggy Marley, Mindy Smith and of course, Chesney’s buddy Jimmy Buffett.

“Ziggy Marley and his family’s legacy hold so much truth for all of the people I know down there,” Chesney said. “Mindy Smith’s Come To Jesus was an album I lived with from morning to night when I was first going down there — and her voice sounds like an angel.”

As for Buffett’s contribution, it just made sense for Chesney.

“Jimmy, more than the lost shaker of salt, understands the poetry of the islands beyond what tourists see, the life in a way that made a song written decades ago so current. I’m honored they also want to help.”



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Chesney Scores 30th Number One Song

posted July 16th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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Kenny Chesney has set a new record, scoring his 30th number one single on the Country Airplay chart:

Kenny Chesney’s “Get Along” ascends 2-1 in its 15th week on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated July 21), as it increases 7 percent to 46.2 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 15, according to Nielsen Music.

“Along” marks Chesney’s 30th Country Airplay leader, lifting him into first place for the most No. 1s in the chart’s archives, dating to the list’s Jan. 20, 1990, launch. Chesney passes Tim McGraw, now in second place with 29 No. 1s. Alan Jackson and George Strait follow with 26 each.

“Get Along’ felt like such an important idea, beyond how great the song itself feels,” Chesney tells Billboard. “I think with all the anger in the world, the idea of finding what we have in common and working from there struck a nerve with people, because I can hear how much they mean it when they sing it back to me night after night. This isn’t just a party tune to them; it’s something they believe.”

Chesney continues, “Because of that, for it to be my 30th No. 1, that’s awesome. I like the idea of a song about bringing people together at a time when people are craving that unity; it’s the perfect way to set a record. Something good coming from something that’s about doing good.”



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Hear Chesney’s New “Better Boat” Music

posted July 14th, 2018 at 9:00 am

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Kenny Chesney has released another song frim his upcoming album Song for the Saints.

Written by Travis Meadows and Liz Rose and featuring background vocals from “Come to Jesus” singer Mindy Smith, the quiet tune also rings with gut-string guitar lines courtesy of perennial CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally. It’s all about finding positivity and inner strength in the face of adversity, and Chesney says the song’s philosophical theme perfectly captures the emotion of the months following Hurricane Irma, which devastated the U.S. and British Virgin Islands last fall.

“Now and then I let it go / I ride the waves I can’t control / I’m learning how to build a better boat,” he sings in the song’s chorus.




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More New Music from Kenny: “Pirate Song”

posted July 4th, 2018 at 8:54 am

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney has released another new song from his upcoming album Songs for the Saints: “Pirate Song”

The wistful, breezy tune finds Chesney’s thoughts drifting once more toward the Caribbean, as has been the case on other tracks from his forthcoming album Songs for the Saints, which will benefit Virgin Island communities after they experienced mass destruction from Hurricane Irma in 2017. But this time Chesney allows himself some escapist fantasies, dreaming of señoritas and a taste of rum on his tongue. He skips over the looting and pillaging part, but does make reference to cannon smoke, suggesting there’s still room for some conflict. Things even get a little mystical as Chesney longs to sail a ghost ship, though his desires here remain mostly earthbound.

Pre-order Songs for the Saints at Amazon or iTunes.




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Touchdown Tennessee’s John Ward Dies

posted June 21st, 2018 at 11:22 am

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Legendary Tennessee Vols play-by-play man John Ward died on Wednesday at the age of 87. As a retirement send-off in 1998, Kenny Chesney recorded and released the single “Touchdown Tennessee.”

He was the iconic ‘Voice of the Vols’ across the state, covering Tennessee Vols basketball for 34 seasons and Tennessee Vols football for 31 seasons. With the program approaching its 20th sports year since his retirement, John Ward died at age 87.

The Vol Network announced Ward’s passing on Wednesday evening. Chris Lowe of ESPN reported that he was battling a lengthy illness.

A star in his own right on Rocky Top, Ward was memorable for his objective play-calling and numerous exciting sayings. Everybody from Memphis to Johnson City could hear his words.

“It’s football time in Tennessee!”

“He’s at the 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5…Give Him Six! Touchdown, Big Orange!”

“Bottom!”

Ward called basketball games from Ray Mears through Jerry Green. He called football games from Doug Dickey through Phillip Fulmer. And it was only fitting that the final Tennessee Vols football game he called was in 1998.

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1…the national champion, is clad in Big Orange!”

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