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Chesney attends Town Hall

Thursday, July 26, 2018 – Kenny Chesney is taking the story of his record "Songs for the Saints" record straight to the fans with a live "Town Hall" on SiriusXM Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. eastern.

With set-up for his show at Chicago's Soldiers Field underway, Chesney will join The Highway's Storme Warren to discuss the album's inspiration, the devastation of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the forming of the Love for Love City Fund and its role in rebuilding the Saints, album guests Ziggy Marley, Mindy Smith and Jimmy Buffett, as well as play music. The release drops on Friday.

"No Shoes Radio is the mojo wire for No Shoes Nation," said Chesney "and I wanted to share this record with them before anyone else. So much has gone into getting to this day and getting the music that happened in the moments of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. I wanted to share this record with the people who stepped up and helped us with the Love for Love City Fund, who've made and continue to make such a difference. So what better place to do that than No Shoes Radio? And it's great that SiriusXM is simulcasting it on The Highway as well."

All proceeds from Songs for the Saints will go to Chesney's Love for Love City Foundation, which has funded rescue and rebuilding projects across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

"The people of the islands faced unthinkable destruction, but somehow just kept going," Chesney said. "This album is to let them know we see them, and we're here to help. Every album someone buys, that money goes straight to the Love for Love City Fund, which has so far provided generators, tools, medical supplies, food and water, transporting things to the island and taking people off, raw materials for building and even instruments for the St John School for the Arts. The people who live there deserve to know they're remembered, and these two SiriusXM Specials are a great way to share the love and bring people inside the process of making Songs for the Saints."

The Songs for the Saints Album Special premieres Friday at 12 a.m. eastern on No Shoes Radio with replays every three hours leading up to "Town Hall" hosted by Warren live from Soldier Field in Chicago, which will also air simultaneously on The Highway.

Broadcasting of the Town Hall also will be replayed:
Saturday, July 28 at noon and 8 p.m. eastern
Sunday, July 29 at 3 a.m., 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. eastern
Monday, July 30 at 1 a.m. eastern

No Shoes Radio's Songs for the Saints album special broadcast replays:
Saturday, July 28 at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. eastern
Sunday, July 29 at 2 a.m., 8 a.m. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. eastern

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