Kenny Chesney’s Island Songs: In Photos

Any huge fan of country music megastar Kenny Chesney has undoubtedly heard countless songs depicting his love for the islands.  I had the chance to take a trip down to some of his favorite places: St. John’s and St. Croix in the Virgin Islands and Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.  Not only are each of the islands some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, but so many of the residents there had personal stories about meeting or interacting with Chesney.  I bring you a few photos from the islands:

Cinnamon Bay, St. John’s
And I’ve watched boats sail in and out of Cinnamon Bay” – Old Blue Chair

Including his house overlooking Cinnamon Bay:

“Hang with the locals at the Quiet Mon” – Be As You Are

Jost Van Dyke, British
“Adios to Jost, its that time of day” – It’s That Time of Day

“Oh I wish I was there tonight on Jost Van Dyke,
Sipping on some Foxy’s Firewater rum”
 – Somehwere in the Sun

“Or kickin’ back with Ivan
With all my friends down in the islands”
Somewhere in the Sun
(also the site of the No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem video)

St. Croix, Virgin Islands
“Oh, he’s an Island Boy, a stone’s throw from St. Croix” – Island Boy

I also met a local street musician on St. John’s who had a guitar given to him personally by Chesney.  He said everyone calls him “Hollywood” and he was nice enough to let me play the guitar and even performed a few songs with me at a local bar called Castaway’s.  If you zoom in on the guitar in the photos you can see all of Chesney’s symbols and his signature.