Fans had expected to see Kenny Chesney on CBS’ Sunday Morning earlier this fall, but his segment is now set to air this Sunday, November 3. In the feature, Kenny takes the CBS News crew along with him for an emotional trip to Boston Medical Center to meet those benefiting from his Spread the Love Fund, which supports ongoing care for amputee victims from the Boston Marathon bombing. Crews also follow along as he wrapped his No Shoes Nation Tour.
“I knew when they decided to come back, they weren’t looking for a ride on the gator,” Kenny said of his second time appearing on the show. “I’ve grown a lot as an artist, as a person since that first one – and I think that maybe intrigued them. A lot of soul searching goes into what we do, and what we’re doing in Boston in terms of the city, the fans and the Fund, especially.”
Kenny has covered a lot of ground in 2013. He released his latest album, Life On A Rock, launched Blue Chair Bay Rum and launched the Spread The Love Fund. He also spent April through August on his No Shoes Nation Tour which played for more than 1.25 million fans and included 19 NFL stadium stops.
Kenny’s first Sunday Morning special aired eight years ago and followed a man on the verge of superstardom as he set out to play his first stadiums. His new piece looks at a more reflective artist balancing the demands of his career with his desire to give back, make a different and go deeper into his creative process. He hopes the piece reminds people that the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing will need support for the rest of their lives.
“Watching what happened on TV, as the entire nation did, really threw me,” Kenny said. “But meeting these amazing people who’re putting their lives together, hearing their stories and seeing how they approach getting their lives back… I was moved beyond words.”
Kenny plans to take 2014 off from touring in order to focus on his next album.