Kenny Chesney Helps ‘Spread The Love’ for Boston! And It’s Today’s Fresh Track Too!
It’s no secret, that country superstar Kenny Chesney loves Boston as if it were his own hometown! From his Boston Red Sox hats, to the song that is an anthem when he plays anywhere in New England, including his visit to the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Wednesday, August 7th ‘She’s From Boston‘ is always a fan favorite, when Kenny watched in horror with the rest of the world to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, Kenny knew he needed to help, and here’s how…
When the Wailers asked Kenny Chesney to help them finish a song they’d recorded in Jamaica years ago, he never thought that song would mean more than a positive message for those who heard it and an incredible memory in a life of amazing musical collaborations. But when Kenny Chesney – like so many Americans – watched the footage of the Boston Marathon bombings, he knew what he wanted to do: literally “Spread the Love.”
Working with the Boston Medical Center to establish a fund devoted to those who needed prosthetic limbs and post-prosthetic care, the Spread The Love Fund was born. Initially set up for donations, as well as all Chesney’s proceeds from downloads of the song he recorded with the Wailers Band from his all-genre Top 200 Albums #1 debut Life On A Rock, Chesney wanted to provide people a way to represent their commitment to helping the profoundly injured in the blast regain as much of their normal life as possible.
To that end, he created a dark heathered gray tee – in both girls and unisex styles – that boasts his logo with “Spread the Love: A Fund for Boston” over the heart and across the back. All net proceeds from the shirts, which can be ordered through his web site, go directly to the Spread The Love Fund.
“People like to represent,” says the 8-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. “They want people to know what they believe in… and I think the people of Boston, after what happened, would take heart knowing America still has them in their thoughts.”
“Obviously, there’s the ability to make a much larger financial impact from the t-shirts than the song itself, but more importantly, it creates a community of people who are strong for Boston after something unthinkable happened. I love that about my fans: the No Shoes Nation comes together in the most remarkable ways, and this is one more way they can take their strength and put it to work for people who really need the help.”
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