Kenny Chesney Announces New Album

posted April 30th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney announced today that his new album will be called ‘Songs for the Saints’ and will be released on July 27th. From Rolling Stone:

Consisting of 12 songs and co-produced by Chesney with longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, Songs for the Saints is Chesney’s first project with his new record label Blue Chair/Warner Bros. Nashville, following more than 20 years of working with Sony or BMG imprints. Chesney co-wrote five of the set’s new tunes, drawing ideas from his firsthand experiences with the devastation and ensuing recovery effort in the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma.

“This is not a literal record,” Chesney says in a release. “But it is an album about the refuges we all have, how temporary life is and the way we navigate to better places, dig in and face the destruction.”

The album’s first single “Get Along” is out now, hinting at the positive vibes Chesney alludes to in his description of the project, but the complete track listing and songwriter information have yet to be revealed.

And more from The Boot:

“So much has happened since I went off the road in 2016. And all of it, in one way or another, has ended up on this record,” Chesney says in a press release. “It’s special to me because of what it says – to me, and for me – about life, the world around us, how fragile it all can be and about somehow still finding the best parts of you, and moving towards them.”

Chesney has spent the last few months recording Songs for the Saints; he wrote or co-wrote five of its tracks. Fans can expect to hear some songs inspired by the destruction in the Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017; Chesney owned a house in St. John that was leveled by the storm.

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