To make a grand understatement: Kenny Chesney doesn't seem like the kind of guy who gets overwhelmed easily. When you've scooped up, oh, about a billion industry awards and sit on the top of Forbes's list of top country-music earners for two years running, it's a safe bet you're pretty sure of yourself--it's easy to say that don't impress me much, know what I mean?
However, Chesney admits one thing does make him sweat. Namely, being in the presence of sports royalty--something he undertook while filming his football-related documentary, Boys Of Fall, which is scheduled to air Sunday August 29 on ESPN.
"When I sat down with Joe Namath at his home in Florida, I was like, "What am I doing here?'" Chesney related to the Tennessean in a recent interview.
He not only got to hang with Namath, he also interviewed a veritable stable of pro- and college-football greats, including Sean Payton (pictured with Chesney at right), John Madden, Brett Favre, Nick Saban, Peyton Manning, Bill Parcells, and others--an amazing dream come true for any sports fan, even if the fan's name happens to be Kenny Chesney and he's probably equally if not more famous than any of them.
The idea for the documentary grew out of a video shoot for Chesney's single "Boys Of Fall," from which the singer decided to explore the multifaceted world of football, starting at the high-school level, more closely. "Over the years, I've become friends with people in the sports world that come to our shows," he told the Tennessean. "I wanted to talk to guys that mean a lot to the football world and have shaped lives forever."
Chesney is well-known as a sports enthusiast to his circle of friends and fans--he most recently served as a presenter at ESPN's 18th annual ESPY Awards on July 14. Musicwise, he's set to release a new album, Hemingway's Whiskey, on September 28.
Be sure to check your local listing and set your DVR to catch Boys Of Fall on August 29--I'm really curious to hear what you all think of it.
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