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“The Boys of Fall” Re-air Dates

posted August 29th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” hour-long documentary debuted on Sunday to critical acclaim from most of you that watched it. E-mails received and comments left showed that the show really touched a lot of you. From parents that have kids playing to former players and coaches, everyone was talking about what an inspiration the film was.

Great job by Kenny Chesney, director Shaun Silva, and the rest of the crew that worked on the project!

According to Kenny’s twitter feed, the show will re-air Thursday, September 16th at 1 am ET on ESPN2, and again on Monday, September 27th at 7 pm ET on ESPN2.

Many of you have asked whether the documentary will be available for purchase. We don’t yet know, but if and when we find out we’ll be sure to pass it along.


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“The Boys of Fall” Documentary Premieres Today

posted August 29th, 2010 at 1:40 am

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by Josh Martn

Keep your afternoon free today! Kenny Chesney’s football documentary “The Boys of Fall” debuts today on ESPN at 2 pm ET.

Chesney’s journey took him to places like Hattiesburg, Miss., where he had barbecue at Brett Favre’s house, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Austin, Texas. He met with the giants of the game — Bill Parcells, Peyton Manning, Nick Saban, Bobby Bowden, John Madden — but also spent time filming peewee players in Nashville.

There were fun moments: “John Madden cooked what is the equivalent of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner together for us. He told me when I walked in there, ‘When it comes to cooking I can take Brett Favre to the woodshed.’”

But he also came away with experiences that had a larger impact on him than he could ever imagine.

“Listening to those guys talk about the heart of and the emotions and everything that goes into loving people and living life and trying to get the most out of it and how it all relates to football, it stops and makes you think and look at your own life,” Chesney said. “And sometimes I’m too busy. I don’t do that.”

After it airs, come back and tell us what you thought of it!


Tagged in Sports, Television



Chart Update: “The Boys of Fall” Continues Climb

posted August 27th, 2010 at 8:59 am

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by Josh Martn

“The Boys of Fall”, the latest single from Kenny Chesney, continues its march to the top this week as it climbs one spot from #9 to #8 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart. It’s the sixth week on the charts for the football-inspired song that will appear on Kenny’s upcoming album Hemingway’s Whiskey (Pre-order now).

Blake Shelton has the number one song for the second straight week with “All About Tonight.”

Here’s a look at how “The Boys of Fall” is charting on the all-genre charts:

  • Hot 100 – #31, down from #29 last week (peaked at #18)
  • Top Radio Songs – #47, up from #49 last week
  • Top Digital Songs – #31, down from #24 last week (peaked at #14)
  • Top Ringtones – #36 (first week on this chart)

Get the single now at iTunes and Amazon MP3. The video is also available at iTunes here.




Tagged in Charts, Singles



Chesney Makes Surprise Visit to Gibbs High School

posted August 26th, 2010 at 9:21 am

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by Josh Martn

On Wednesday night, Kenny Chesney went back where he came from… to Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee. Kenny surprised the football team, visiting with them and then screened “The Boys of Fall” documentary.

His secret visit to the Corryton school on Wednesday was all because he wanted to give the current group of players a sneak peak of something very special.

“You all grew up just like us,” Chesney said. “You drive the same road we drove, you obviously played on the same football field we played on and walked through the same halls, so it’s really a special time for me to come here and play you guys this. A game we all love.”

Watch WVLT’s report below:




Tagged in In The News, Personal, Sports, Videos



Listen to Writer’s Version of “Somewhere With You”

posted August 25th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

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by Josh Martn

One of the singles from Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album Hemingway’s Whiskey is “Somewhere With You.” It’s written by J.T. Harding and Shane McAnally (who also goes by Shane Mack).

“This song killed me when I heard it,” says Chesney. “This is a tortured soul song. If you get going with somebody, you’ve been in a relationship and for whatever reason she’s gone or you’re gone. And you’re not necessarily in another relationship, but you’re with somebody else, just starting something with somebody else. Trying to balance both those worlds is tough. I’ve done it a lot, where you’re with somebody and you’re thinking this isn’t necessarily bad, but wow, man it would be really great to be with you. That can be a lot of mental baggage.”

Listen to Shane’s version below. Obviously Kenny’s version will have its own sound, but you can get an idea of the song by listening to this:

What do you think of it?

Hemingway’s Whiskey hits stores September 28th. Pre-order now at Amazon.com.

(H/T Michael)


Tagged in Albums, Related Artists, Singles



Tennessean Interview with Chesney

posted August 25th, 2010 at 10:05 am

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by Josh Martn

The Tennessean has an interview with Kenny Chesney where they talk about “The Boys of Fall” documentary. Here are a couple excerpts:

Q. In some ways, athletes die twice. And they have the second half of one life, and sometimes more, to mourn the death of their athletic life. So much of what you have in the video is people looking back?

A: Interviewing (two-time Super Bowl winning coach) Bill Parcells, he said something like, “Look, we’re all just riding the train. One day they’re going to ask us all to get off. And we shouldn’t be bitter about that because the experience of being on the train is so great.” And that’s life, too. No matter what level you make it to, enjoy it.

Q: Were you ever star struck, talking to these people?

A: When I sat down with Joe Namath at his home in Florida, I was like, “What am I doing here?” But, man, he was such a great guy to talk to, with so much passion and energy about the game of football. All these guys have different paths, every one. But they’re all incredibly passionate about what they believe to be true, and what their life is like because of the game of football. I walked out of the Namath interview going, “How can I apply what he said to my life?”

Read the full interview here.

And be sure to watch “The Boys of Fall” when it premieres on ESPN this Sunday at 2 pm ET.


Tagged in Interviews, Sports



“The Boys of Fall” Documentary to Debut This Sunday

posted August 23rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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by Josh Martn

The much anticipated football documentary, “The Boys of Fall,” put together by Kenny Chesney over the last year, will debut this Sunday, August 29th on ESPN.

Chesney’s journey took him to places like Hattiesburg, Miss., where he had barbecue at Brett Favre’s house, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Austin, Texas. He met with the giants of the game — Bill Parcells, Peyton Manning, Nick Saban, Bobby Bowden, John Madden — but also spent time filming peewee players in Nashville.

There were fun moments: “John Madden cooked what is the equivalent of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner together for us. He told me when I walked in there, ‘When it comes to cooking I can take Brett Favre to the woodshed.'”

But he also came away with experiences that had a larger impact on him than he could ever imagine.

“Listening to those guys talk about the heart of and the emotions and everything that goes into loving people and living life and trying to get the most out of it and how it all relates to football, it stops and makes you think and look at your own life,” Chesney said. “And sometimes I’m too busy. I don’t do that.”

Tune in to ESPN on Sunday, August 29th at 2 pm ET to watch the film.

(hat tip Rebecca)


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