Kenny Chesney Produces ESPN Documentary
As most country fans know, Kenny Chesney was involved in two film projects this past year. ‘Boys of Fall’ premiered on ESPN at the end of August 2010, and ‘Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D’ hit theaters last spring. Chesney has teamed up with ESPN yet again, this time as the producer of their one-hour special on Condredge Holloway. The Holloway documentary will be part of ESPN’s year-long ‘Year of the Quaterback’ series.
One little known fact about Chesney is that he is a huge football fan and played the sport while attending Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tenn. His song ‘Boys of Fall’ was even written by a nostalgic Chesney as he was reminiscing about his days of playing football.
Chesney was absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to produce the Holloway biopic because the country singer has always been a huge fan of the University of Tennessee quarterback. He even wore the player’s number on his high school football jersey. “Condredge has meant so much to so many and is a very important figure in my life and to the history of College Football,” says Chesney.
Condredge Holloway was the first African-American player to start as a quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. “I’m excited, with the help of Shaun Silva, to tell his story, to show his journey, 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,” Chesney continues.
‘Year of the Quarterback’ will do an in-depth analysis of the quarterback. “The quarterback is a star-powered position played by many, but excelled by few, and we will dig down to examine why people are so fascinated with this elite group of athletes,” says Joan Lynch, vice president and executive producer of ESPN content development. “ESPN will create and produce extensive content throughout the year to establish 2011 as the ‘Year of the Quarterback’ — among fans, athletes and across the sports spectrum.”
Tune in to ESPN on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8PM ET to catch the Chesney-produced Holloway documentary.