Country music superstar Kenny Chesney released his latest CD, Life On A Rock, today and–in case you didn’t know–that rock he’s singing about is our rock: St. John.
Like pretty much everyone else around here, Chesney fell in love with The Rock after his first visit and he’s been a regular ever since. Cuts on the new recording–like “Pirate Flag,” “When I See This Bar,” and “Lindy”–all pay tribute to our island lifestyle.
Even better: Part of the proceeds of the album will be donated to the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park to help preserve St. John’s natural beauty for future generations.
“As the world becomes more developed, protecting these wild places is going to become harder–and the cost of maintaining them needs to be covered,” Chesney explains. “It’s easy to forget, or not understand, when it’s a line item on a piece of paper, just one more expense. But if you’ve ever seen the trees, the oceans from a ridge, the way it all tangles together, you realize how important making sure lands like this exist for the people who come after us is…
“For me, Life On A Rock comes from this place, so I want to give something back, so it’s there for others. Let them find the peace and the awe that I did for so many years. And I like that the music can be connected with protecting something so important.”
To that we say, “Thanks, Kenny! We’ll see you back on The Rock real soon.”