Kenny Chesney’s new album, Songs for the Saints, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, selling 77,300 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
The catalyst for the new 11-song offering was Hurricane Irma, which devastated a number of Caribbean islands in September 2017, including Kenny’s home on St. John. Proceeds from the album benefit Kenny’s Love for Love City Foundation, which funds relief efforts in St. John and the Virgin Islands.
“It is an album about healing,” says Kenny. “It’s an album about hope, it’s an album about moving forward, it’s an album about community, and it is full of my life experiences and my love for this island and a lot of the islands surrounding it that didn’t necessarily get a whole lot of attention after the storms.”
The album, which also debuted at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, has already spawned the No. 1 hit, “Get Along.” Kenny wrote or co-wrote five songs on the album, which he co-produced with Buddy Cannon.
Kenny shares exactly what his new album is about in the video below.
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