Kenny Chesney's upcoming Songs For The Saints album will benefit the Love For Love City fund, a relief fund he established to aid those in the Virgin Islands devastated by Hurrican Irma. In addition to airlifting people and abandoned animals off the island, Kenny's Love for Love City has had a hand in rebuilding the islands, from a water treatment machine to park clearing/clean-up, solar lights to replace ones that were torn out of the ground, instruments for the St John School of the Arts and school supplies.
The superstar said, “I didn’t necessarily have ‘a plan,’ but these songs needed to be written and a friend said, ‘You should call the album Songs for the Saints, make it something that honors the people and the life on those islands, but also provides for them long after what happened has fallen off the news cycle.’ It hit me, that was what I was already doing and hadn’t realized it.”
Beyond selling Love for Love City t-shirts and hats at every tour stop, Songs for the Saints will raise money for the continued Virgin Island recovery and restoration. Kenny added, “I never in the world thought I’d talk to FEMA people, but every day, there was a new problem to solve. I’ve never made a record in the middle of such chaos and anxiety, but I took every bit of that into the studio – and you can hear it in the vocals. Looking back, what a beautiful way to make a record for people I love so much. And now, I can give that music back to them in a way that makes a difference.”
Songs For The Saints will be released on July 27th.