Kenny Chesney dropped the title track to his upcoming 17th studio album, Songs for the Saints, which will be released on July 27. The new tune follows Kenny’s May release of lead single, “Get Along,” which is currently No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after eight weeks.
The catalyst for the new 12-song offering was Hurricane Irma, which devastated a number of Caribbean islands in September 2017, including Kenny’s home on St. John.
“When I arrived on St. John, on a day off after taking a ferry all by myself, I walked down a street in a very special place and heard George Jones floating out a door of a bar,” Kenny says. “I walked in, sat on a barstool and found people from all over the country who had hearts like mine: dreamers who were free spirits, living a way that made sense to them. I left that day, went back out on tour, but kept going back, because it was a place I not only fit, but felt like I could disappear. I was a young adult, and I made some of the best friends of my life on those islands—and this is my way of giving back.”
Kenny kicked off his Trip Around the Sun Tour in April. It caps in August after making stops in Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Nashville and more.
Check out Kenny’s “Song for the Saints” below.
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