Kenny Chesney vows to help Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma destroys his home

Kenny Chesney vows to help Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma destroys his home

September 12th, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Life Entertainment

FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Kenny Chesney performs at the 4th Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival in Las Vegas. Chesney and the Country Music Association announced Friday, Dec. 9, they are collectively donating $500,000 to the Dolly Parton Foundation My People Fund, which was created to provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the wildfires. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

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Kenny Chesney's home on St. John is "simply gone" after Hurricane Irma whipped through the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, wreaking havoc on its way to Florida.

"That place and the people mean so much more to me than my house," the Knoxville-born country singer told HLN's Robin Meade.

"And I'm going to do everything that I possibly can to try to relieve some stress from people that I've really grown to love over the years, who have meant so much to my life," Chesney said. "And this place, these islands have meant so much to me.

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