Kenny Chesney Love Fund

Kenny Chesney Adds T-Shirts for the Spread the Love Fund

Downloads, Donations, Now Limited Ts to Benefit Boston Relief Charity

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 in Rastafarian
colors 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 STL 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.”

Link for unisex: http://bit.ly/STLtshirt. Link for girls: http://bit.ly/STLladies

Chesney presented the very first Spread the Love
t-shirt to Katie Couric on her nationally syndicated talk show Monday
(May 13). Available for purchase now at the above links, downloads and
donations may also be made at: www.bmc.org/kenny

Having rocked 45,000 people at Cowboy Stadium in
Arlington Saturday, Chesney is counting his blessings – and wanting to
share not just the love, but the healing. “We can live in a very dark
place based on what’s on the news every single day, and that wouldn’t be
crazy. But I think people are good… They give back and help where they
can… That’s what the song ‘Spread The Love’ is all about: remembering we
are good at our core, and what we do makes a difference.”

His No Shoes Nation Tour closes with a two-night stand
at Foxboro, MA’s Gillette Stadium August 23-24, giving Chesney even
more reason to look forward to playing Boston.

Having met several first responders at “Katie,” they will be his guests at the Friday show.

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