If there's one thing Kenny Chesney takes seriously besides music, it's sports. And, apparently--making movies about sports. The Nashville superstar is set to air his second football-related documentary on ESPN in late February.
The latest film, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story, comes following Chesney's Boys Of Fall--a chronicle of high-school football politics which debuted last August and featured some of the sport's biggest names. The Color Orange will take a look at one of Chesney's personal heroes, a University of Tennessee alumni and player who back in the early 1970s was the first African American to start at quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.
Chesney so idolized Holloway that he wore the QB's jersey number when he himself played football in high school. "Condredge has meant so much to so many and is a very important figure in my life and to the history of college football," he explains.
Chesney, who serves as producer for the hourlong special, says he is excited to tell Holloway's story. "And to help show the world just how influential he was to how the game is played today, and how many doors he opened for so many athletes that have followed in his footsteps," he adds.
The Color Orange will will air February 20 and is part of ESPN's "Year of the Quarterback" initiative, taking an in-depth focus on the position of football quarterback.
Holloway is currently assistant athletic director for player relations at the University of Tennessee. Chesney, of course, still remains primarily a country-music celebrity, no matter how many sports documentaries he has a hand in. But he seems to be getting quite knacky at this filmmaking business--we're looking forward to seeing his new project. How about you? Will you be setting your DVR?
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