In Connecticut, Chesney Meets with Newtown Families

posted March 27th, 2013 at 10:19 am

by Josh Martn

At Kenny Chesney’s shows last weekend in Uncasville, Connecticut, he met with some families of Newtown victims. Country 92.5 has the details:

Kenny Chesney got a call one night from pal Anderson Cooper telling him about one of the Newtown shooting victims, a little girl who LOVED Kenny and his music. Anderson had just interviewed her parents and they told him that before they lowered her white casket into the ground, they took a black Sharpie marker and wrote on it, “Kenny Chesney, No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems”.

Anderson asked Kenny if he could call the parents and talk to them. Kenny did one better. He called and talked to them but also invited them, along with several other families, to his Mohegan Sun shows.

The families gave Chesney a Sandy Hook Strong bracelet. See it here.

Watch Kenny perform “Amazing Grace” for the victims, recorded back in January.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Personal

  • Lori

    He also dedicated On The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful to Grace. I’ve never seen him sing with such emotion, just him and Wyatt on the piano. At one point he had to walk away from the microphone and compose himself. At the end he blew a kiss to heaven. You can see he was really touched by this little angel’s story. Made the concert at Mohegan very special.

  • kenny fan

    Nice to hear that he did something good for them. He is classy and shows he’s human just like us no matter how much money he has. We shoudl appreciate each other more often.

  • Mary davis

    One of the best musicians ever. Such a real person, love you Kenny, would love to meet you.

  • #1 Kenny Fan

    My family and i were @ the 2nd show @Mohegan Sun when he sang “On the Coast of somewhere beautiful”and it was truly a beautiful tribute to this prescious “angel” who loved Kenny and his music…He is a class act and how “blessed’ we all are,as fans to have his music in our lives..


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