Kenny Chesney’s ‘Songs for the Saints’ Coming in July
Kenny Chesney's next album will be out in late July. Titled Songs for the Saints, the 12-track project is, a press release reports, all about "the places that save you."
Co-produced by Chesney and Buddy Cannon, Songs for the Saints is set to drop on July 27. It will be Chesney's first on Blue Chair / Warner Bros. Nashville; Chesney signed with the label in January, after leaving Sony Music Nashville.
“So much has happened since I went off the road in 2016. And all of it, in one way or another, has ended up on this record," Chesney says in a press release. "It’s special to me because of what it says – to me, and for me – about life, the world around us, how fragile it all can be and about somehow still finding the best parts of you, and moving towards them.”
Chesney has spent the last few months recording Songs for the Saints; he wrote or co-wrote five of its tracks. Fans can expect to hear some songs inspired by the destruction in the Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017; Chesney owned a house in St. John that was leveled by the storm.
“This is not a literal record, but it is an album about the refuges we all have, how temporary life is and the way we navigate to better places, dig in and face the destruction. And sometimes, we learn to own our wild hearts in the process," the country star says. "I feel like I know what this album’s supposed to be, and I know how much it means to me. I wanted to get it just right, before we set a release date… and I think we’ve got it."
Chesney recently released the first single from Songs for the Saints, "Get Along." Fans with tickets to see him on his Trip Around the Sun Tour this summer will likely hear another new song or two during the trek.
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