Kenny Chesney’s seventeenth studio album, Songs for the Saints, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart, and came in at No. 2 on the mainstream Billboard 200 chart behind Drake’s Scorpion. It was also the No. 1 sales debut for an album that week. The new music was inspired by Chesney’s beloved second home, the Virgin Islands. Chesney has spent most of the last year devoting his time, money and resources to the islands after Hurricane Irma devastated the area. Songs for the Saints debuted with sales in excess of 64,600 copies, according to Nielsen data. The first single from the project, “Get Along,” recently gave Chesney his 30th No. 1 hit on Billboard‘s Hot Country Airplay chart, breaking the previous record. Chesney is donating the proceeds of the album to his Love for Love City charity organization, which he founded in 2017 specifically to address his ongoing hurricane relief efforts.
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