Spread The Love: Kenny Chesney And The Wailers


KennyChesneyAndWailersOn one hand, you’ve got a country music superstar who first fascinated us with “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. On the other hand, we have the backing band of the greatest Rastafarian and Reggae superstar of all-time. Initial reactions would find their blending as a musical travesty. But dig deeper and you recognize Kenny Chesney’s old soul and love of the laid-back island lifestyle. His universal appeal to love and acceptance mirrors the spirit and energy of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Kenny first teamed up with the band on his #1 hit, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” coincidentally written by the same team who wrote “Tractor”. The calypso vibe and the reggae influence made the country music track a standout track on Chesney’s Lucky Old Soul CD.


spread the loveFollowing the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, Kenny Chesney wanted to do his part to make a difference in the lives of the victims. A charity entitled “Spread The Love – A Fund For Boston” was created to help pay for prosthetic arms and after-care costs. The Wailers asked Kenny to join them on their song, Spread The Love, which empowered by Kenny’s huge fan base, song proceeds and concert t-shirt sales have generated millions for the cause. CBS Sunday Morning ran a special this past Sunday where Kenny and some of the victims discussed the Spread The Love project.