Kenny Chesney and Costa Sunglasses recently presented a check for $50,000 to benefit the Coastal Conservation Association. Funds were raised through sales of the Kenny Chesney Limited Edition Costa Sunglasses available during Chesney’s massive Goin’ Coastal tour in 2011.
In other Chesney news, the superstar recently scored his 23rd No. 1 single on the monitored airplay charts with “Reality.” Chesney wrote the song with Brett James and says the idea started when he was in a dentist’s chair.
He says, “I was lying in the chair, I had the mask on, you know, where they give you that funny gas, so they can work on your mouth without you feeling it, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I haven’t been this relaxed in a long time.’ That was my escape from reality and that’s what the song is about. And when people come to our shows, they’re not thinking about what’s going on in their job or school, they’re having fun, escaping reality and I’m glad to be a part of that.” Fans will have even more opportunities to escape starting June 2012, when Chesney and Tim McGraw join together for The Brothers of the Sun Tour, with special guests Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Jake Owen.