Kenny Chesney Reveals Track Listing and Special Guests for ‘Songs for the Saints’
Kenny Chesney has revealed the track listing and cover art for his upcoming new album, which features special guest appearances from several of his famous friends.
Chesney will release Songs for the Saints on July 27, and Jimmy Buffett, Ziggy Marley and Mindy Smith all lend their talents to collaborations with the superstar. The album was inspired by Chesney's deep ties to the Virgin Islands, and the proceeds from the album's pre-order sales will go to benefit Love for Love City, a charity Chesney founded in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
“Each one of them has a tie to my life in the islands, but also reflect some piece of what we’re trying to do," Chesney says of his guests. "Ziggy Marley, and his family’s legacy, holds so much truth for all of the people I know down there. Mindy Smith’s Come to Jesus was an album I lived with from morning to night when I was first going down there — and her voice sounds like an angel. And Jimmy, more than the lost shaker of salt, understands the poetry of the islands beyond what tourists see, the life in a way that made a song written decades ago so current. I’m honored they also want to help.”
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In addition to the album's lead single, "Get Along" — which currently resides in the Top 10 — key tracks include the title track and "Better Boat," which features Smith. Marley joins Chesney on "Love for Love City," while Buffett chimes in on "Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season."
Chesney co-produced the 11 new songs with Buddy Cannon. Songs for the Saints is his first release on Blue Chair/Warner Bros. after leaving his longtime label home, Sony. Pre-orders for Songs for the Saints begin on Friday (June 15).
Kenny Chesney, Songs for the Saints Track Listing:
1. "Songs for the Saints"
2. "Every Heart"
3. "Get Along"
4. "Pirate Song"
5. "Love for Love City" (with Ziggy Marley)
6. "Ends of the Earth"
7. "Gulf Moon"
8. "Island Rain"
9. "Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season" (with Jimmy Buffett)
10. "We’re All Here "
11. "Better Boat" (featuring Mindy Smith)
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