Blue Chair/Warner Bros. NashvilleOn Friday, we’ll get to hear another new cut from Kenny Chesney’s new album, Songs for the Saints. This time, it’s the track “Better Boat,” which features Americana favorite Mindy Smith.
All of the proceeds from the record will go to help the Virgin Islands rebuild after last year’s hurricanes. Kenny previously revealed he often listened to Mindy’s debut album, 2004’s One Moment More, as the Caribbean isles became his home away from home.
“Mindy’s voice is so much a part of my life on the islands,” he says. “I woke up with her music, drifted across the ocean with her music, watched the sun sink and the stars come out to that voice.”
“When I heard this song,” he adds, “and thought about what it means, I knew Mindy had to be on here, because she’s like an angel, a spirit who lets you know that no matter what, it’s going to be okay. That’s a very big deal.”
You’ll be able to stream or download “Better Boat” on Friday, two weeks before the full Songs for the Saints album comes out.
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