Chesney Donating Concert Movie Profits To Charity
Generous country music singer Kenny Chesney is donating a portion of profits from ticket sales for his new 3D concert movie to help preserve North America's national parks.
The No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems hitmaker will give $1 (£0.67) from each of the first 50,000 tickets sold for screenings of his new concert movie, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, when it hits U.S. theatres on Wednesday (21Apr10).
Chesney hopes to raise the $50,000 (£31,250) for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to fund restoration projects at the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Biscayne National Parks.
He tells Usmagazine.com, "Any time you can give back or help protect our nation's parks, that's a good thing... No matter who you are, what you do, that beauty is all of ours to enjoy - to go camping, hiking, to sail in - and that undeveloped land is a gift. But it's a gift to maintain."