Chesney Named Tennessean of the Year by Sports Hall of Fame

posted February 2nd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney dedicated a lot of time to sports in 2010, particularly football, and on February 11th he’ll be honored as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s Tennessean of the Year.

The Tennessean of the year designation, first awarded by the Hall of Fame in 1982, “honors an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to our society through sports or other methods, demonstrating strong character and high profile leadership,” Tennessee Sports Hall president Bill Emendorfer said.

Chesney isn’t the only music figure to have been so honored: Barbara Mandrell won the prize in 1982, Vince Gill won in 1995 and Hank Williams Jr. was chosen in 2007.

The 2011 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is set for Feb. 11 in the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville. Tickets are $125, and reservations may be made through Lynn Powell Toy at the Hall of Fame Museum: 615–242-4750 or

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