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Watch Kenny Chesney and the Wailers 'Spread the Love' in new video
Song's proceeds benefit Boston bombing victims
Country star Kenny Chesney goes roots reggae in the new video for "Spread the Love" -- his song with the legendary Wailers -- and the style suits him. Check out the video here or below.
The collaboration not only turned out a good song, but Chesney is donating all proceeds to a great cause -- the Spread the Love Fund, which provides prosthetic limbs and post-prosthetic care to those injured in this year's Boston Marathon bombing. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Chesney explained how he thought to turn the song into a way to help people.
"I was having a day off in Florida when the Boston Marathon bombing happened and I just remember feeling so angry for all those people and wanting to do something to help," Chesney said. "But how do you undo that? It dawned on me – what had been this incredible experience, writing with the Wailers, was something more – an opportunity to heal spirits."
In the video, Chesney hangs out in the Wailers' native Jamaica, singing with school children and grooving in the studio. The video opens with a Biblical quote from Psalms, tying its message back to the Boston Marathon bombing: "Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous."