Chesney's Virgin Islands home sheltered 17 during Irma

Kenny Chesney is ready to help help the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild after losing his home in Hurricane Irma

Kenny Chesney is ready to help help the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild after losing his home in Hurricane Irma

He created a foundation called Love for Love City to help USA and British Virgin Islands victims of Hurricane Irma.

Nobody who sheltered inside the home was injured, but Chesney said he was shocked to learn the sturdy house, built of brick, stone and concrete, did not survive the hurricane. Instead, he anxious about others directly affected by the hurricane's destruction. He told reporter Robin Meade that the house was "simply gone", but that the people in the area are far more important to him.

"I don't know what to say". "To see that devastation and to see what it is today, when I was just there last week, is really heart breaking". And the people I know there, and the people I've grown to love, they're really hard workers. They've shaped me as a human being. And when you look through that window right now, as you can tell, it's just devastation. "It's really odd to see such a handsome place look like a war zone".

The country superstar revealed in two Instagram posts on Monday (Sept. 11) that he's in the studio "recording music to help the Virgin Islands". It is one of the strongest storms every recorded on the Atlantic. Details are still being finalized, but Kenny says that there will be a "musical connection" to help raise money along with accepting donations.

Chesney, who is from Knoxville, has a home on St. John which was heavily damaged. On Monday, Branson announced on the Virgin website that tomorrow he and his team will distribute supplies to those who need it most in conjunction with the local authorities.

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