Anyone who's a Kenny Chesney fan knows that the singer is nuts about sports--particularly football. In fact, the former high-school starting wide receiver has even gone on the record saying that he'd like to play the halftime show at Super Bowl 2011.
And, as he himself puts it: "Anyone who knows me knows how much I look to football--the lessons learned, the experiences, the feelings as a map for living life, having a music career, being the kind of man I want to be."
Chesney's latest project reflects this particular passion--in a seriously big way. He's just wrapped up work on a new documentary, The Boys Of Fall, which takes a look at the passion, drama, and power-plays involved in high school football.
Now, did I mention this was a big project? I certainly did. Reportedly, Chesney "drew upon his friendships" with several NFL megastars in order to create the film--including Hall-Of-Famers Troy Aikman and John Madden; as well as a couple of quarterbacks you may have heard of: Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (no Drew Brees, however, as far as I know).
Those are some friendships to have, eh? Perhaps this report belongs over with my colleagues at Yahoo! Sports, rather than here at Yahoo! Music!
The Boys Of Fall additionally will include input from a variety of high school, college, and pro football coaches. Chesney has been working on the project for about a year, and says he got the idea for the documentary from the title of a song he was pitched for a future album. There's no date set yet for the release.
Chesney already released a documentary earlier this year, Summer In 3-D, which captured the singer's live touring experience. I'm sure you guys, being country music fans, were excited about that. Will you be interested in seeing his new film, too--even though it is sports-related? Be sure to let me know!
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