The 20th album from Kenny Chesney is set for release Tuesday, the 30th — and it's going to benefit St. John! The 45-year-old star will donate a portion of the sure-to-be-blockbuster sales to the Virgin Islands National Park.
It was 15 years ago that Chesney 'discovered' the island. He's been a regular visitor and homeowner ever since.
"As the world becomes more developed, protecting these wild places is going to become harder – and the cost of maintaining them needs to be covered," Chesney explains. "It's easy to forget, or not understand when it's a line item on a piece of paper. But if you've ever seen the trees, the oceans from a ridge, the way it all tangles together, you realize how important making sure lands like this exist for the people who come after us is.
"For me, Life on a Rock comes from this place, so I want to give something back, so it's there for others. Let them find the peace and the awe that I did for so many years. And I like that the music can be connected with protecting something so important.
The first track released from the CD, Life a Rock, is Pirate Flag. You can see it here. The video sure looks like it's got shots of St. John, Florida, too. There's also an old blue chair on a beach. 🙂
The Inquiring Iguana senses that Chesney's making a head-on run at the audience of the original pirate, the aging Jimmy Buffett.
6 thoughts on “Kenny Chesney’s love song to St. John”
Who’s Jimmy Buffet? You must mean Jimmy Buffett!
Grrrr … Steve Jobs’ spellcheck got in the way.
While the details are uncertain at this time, we are honored and humbled by Kenny Chesney’s announced support of our work with Virgin Islands National Park. He is a star, and not just on the stage or in the studio.
GO BUY THE ALBUM NOW!!!
It’s a great album AND helps support a cause & a place we all love – for us & for future generations!
So the new album’s pretty good. When I listen to “When I See This Bar” I can’t help but feel like I’m sitting at the Beach Bar with a Red Stripe or Painkiller in hand…
wish it was the way it was 30 yrs ago….so stunning including st. thomas….at least Kenny appreciates the beauty of it and wants to keep it that way!