Chesney’s Island-Themed Album Due in January

Kenny Chesney will release a new studio album, written about his love for the islands, on Jan. 25. Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair includes 12 songs he wrote or co-wrote, with titles such as “Island Boy,” “Sherri’s Living in Paradise,” “Key Lime Pie” and “French Kissing Life.” The set opens with “Old Blue Chair,” a track from his current album, When the Sun Goes Down. Chesney says Be As You Are is “not what people think of when they think of a ’Kenny Chesney record.’ This isn’t that. … It’s like looking over my shoulder, seeing me when I’m being quiet — and I’m just glad there are people I can share this part of me with.”