In a press release on April 30, Kenny Chesney officially announced that fans could expect new music this summer! The country star plans to release his 17th studio album, Songs for the Saints, in July.
Fans have already heard “Get Along,” the project’s optimistic lead-off single, but Chesney suggests in a press release that much of the music on the new album will confront darker themes as well, with a deep exploration into “the places that save you.”
“So much has happened since I went off the road in 2016,” Chesney says. “And all of it, in one way or another, has ended up on this record. 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.”
The singer owned a home on the island of St. John, which Hurricane Irma left devastated in the late summer and early fall of 2017. Chesney’s experience with confronting and trying to recover from the wreckage plays into the new music, as the country singer co-wrote five of the album’s songs. Read on to learn more about Songs for the Saints.