Kenny Chesney Says “A Very Hard Goodbye” To His Close Friend In Emotional Tribute Post

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Our hearts go out to Kenny Chesney during this difficult time.

On Monday, June 24, Kenny Chesney posted a touching tribute message to his social media pages highlighting his dear friend who recently passed away.

Chesney, 56, started off the post by sharing the sad news, expressing that he had to say “a very hard goodbye to a close island friend.” That friend was Curtney Chinnery, also known as “The Ghost From Jost.”

Sharing more about his close friend and their friendship, Chesney wrote:

“He was so curious and full of imagination and one of the most creative human beings I’ve ever met. That’s how we connected. Creativity. He was a poet among poets and I’m gonna miss him for so many reasons.”

In his post, Chesney also revealed that Chinnery was “a part of island life for so many years.” Apparently, Chesney’s friend was a well-known local of St. John, the smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean Sea.

His post featured several photos of Chinnery smiling on the island. The first one shows Chinnery pointing at the sky with the beautiful blue water behind him.

Kenny Chesney posts his dear friend Curtney Chinnery
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Ending his emotional message, Chesney wrote, “So goodbye my brother and thank you for your friendship and all the laughs.”

In response to the news, many of Chesney’s supporters shared their prayers for the “Take Her Home” singer:

“So sorry for your loss prayers for all of you!”
“Kenny so sorry…that hurts the heart. I hope you have many [treasured] memories with him. He’ll still be in your heart.”
“Kenny, man was he so special!!! He will be greatly missed!!!”
“So sorry for your loss! Keep him alive by the memories.”

See Kenny Chesney’s emotional tribute post to his close friend below.


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Kenny Chesney has owned a home in St. John for many years where he has embraced the good old island life.

In fact, Kenny Chesney even has a song dedicated to a woman named Kristi Hansen, who was a long-time resident of St. John. The song is titled “Happy On The Hey Now (A Song For Kristi)” and was released on his fifteenth studio album, Life On A Rock.

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