Kenny Attends Premiere in Knoxville

posted February 17th, 2011 at 10:14 am

by Josh Martn

On Wednesday night in Knoxville, Kenny Chesney, Shaun Silva, and Condredge Holloway were on hand to premeire their new documentary “The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story.”

Also, E! has a look at the documentary, including Kenny and Condredge throwing the football around:

Chesney said the best moment was casually tossing a football with Holloway on the field of Neyland Stadium:

“That was the highlight of my year, man, I was so excited. It was unbelievable. … I’m so thankful to ESPN and I’m glad that they’re going to tell his story. I love him and I’m just really glad that the guy I used to watch wear the No. 7 jersey turned out to be such a great guy and is somebody who you’re glad to call your hero.”

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Watch Kenny’s Appearance with Condredge Holloway on Sportscenter

posted February 15th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney appeared with Condredge Holloway on ESPN’s SportsCenter today to promote his new documentary “The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story”:

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Background on Kenny’s New Documentary

posted February 15th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s second documentary, “The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story,” will debut this Sunday, and ESPN has a look at how it came together:

Chesney was approached to do the movie after ESPN executives saw a scene in Chesney’s recent documentary “The Boys of Fall” in which Chesney was talking with Holloway. ESPN saw the great rapport between the two and asked Chesney to do a whole new show about the relationship. Chesney immediately came on board. Holloway heard about the project and said, “As long as Kenny is in charge of it, I’ll do it.”

So the two collaborated and created the documentary to talk about their relationship and life as a Tennessee Volunteer in the early 1970s. There is no bigger fan of the Volunteers than Chesney.

“As kids, we’d watch Holloway on TV and then try to do what he did. It didn’t matter that he was black. Yes, I know there were race issues all over, but not in my family and friends,” Chesney said. “I didn’t have a grandfather who said, ‘Why do you like this guy?’ I even wore his jersey for a school picture. My teachers, my school — we all loved Condredge.”

Kenny will premiere the movie in Knoxville on Wednesday:

“It’s like going back and seeing all my idols. I’m going to have a lot of goose bumps,” said Chesney, who used to wear Holloway’s No. 7 tear-away jersey while playing as a kid. “I have many musical heroes, but going back as a kid, my heroes played for the Tennessee Volunteers. It’s going to be a special night.”

The documentary will air this Sunday on ESPN at 8 pm.

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This Week’s Ticket Presales

posted February 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

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by Josh Martn

Three more Goin’ Coastal shows go on sale via Fan Club Presale on Tuesday at noon local time:

Little Rock, AR
Friday, April 1st
Verizon Arena

Portland, ME
Thursday, April 7th
Civic Center

Winnipeg, MT
Wednesday, July 13th
MTS Centre

The KCOFC, Kenny’s Official Fan Club, is the place to get presale tickets before they go on sale to the general public. As an additional exclusive offer, members will now have the opportunity to purchase sand bar tickets (standing room only pits that are actually inside the stage) for Kenny’s stadium and arena shows on this year’s tour. These exclusive tickets are limited in quantity so you will need to get in early to the presales to purchase them.

Members who purchase through the Fan Club presales also will have a chance to be upgraded to the sand bar when purchasing any non-sand bar tickets. Members must sign up for the upgrade here to be entered. You will not be automatically entered as with previous sand bar upgrades. If chosen, your tickets will then be upgraded so be sure that you are willing to forfeit your purchased tickets when entering. For more information on current upgrade policies and to sign up, click here. Shows with upgrades will be posted after the presale has started so check back often.

Join the Kenny Chesney Fan Club for $25 by clicking here.

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Chesney Honored at Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

posted February 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

by Josh Martn

On Friday night in Nashville, Kenny Chesney was honored along with 10 other sports figures from the state at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. Kenny kept a low profile to not take away the spotlight from the other inductees:

The four-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year insisted on not taking attention from the 11 inductees. He waited until well into the meal before slipping in. He would not speak to reporters or allow his picture to be taken inside the banquet room.

He turned down the customary seat reserved at the head table and his acceptance speech was brief.

“He said, ‘We’re not doing a red-carpet affair,’ ” said Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame executive director Ryland Hoskins, who was surprised when Hall of Fame President Bill Emendorfer named him Tennessean of the Year along with Chesney. “Kenny was very appreciative of the honor, but he did not want to take the limelight away from any of our inductee honorees. He said he just wanted to be one in the crowd.”

Chesney, a Knoxville native and longtime UT fan, sat at a table with former Vols quarterback Condredge Holloway, who was there as a guest. The former Gibbs High football player told the crowd that sports taught him to dream big when he was growing up.

Read the full article here.

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Preview of Kenny’s New Football Documentary

posted February 11th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Shaun Silva have a new football documentary coming out in a week, and you can watch a one minute preview now at Kenny’s Facebook page.

“The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story” is Kenny’s second documentary. This one focuses on Holloway, the first African-American to start at quarterback for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) school.

“Condredge has meant so much to so many and is a very important figure in my life and to the history of cllege football. 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.”

The documentary will debut February 20th at 8 pm ET on ESPN.

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Next Single: “Live a Little (Love a Lot)”

posted February 10th, 2011 at 10:09 am

by Josh Martn

No Shoes Radio unveiled on Facebook this morning that Kenny Chesney’s next single will be “Live a Little (Love a Lot)”.

No Shoes Radio encourages you to “Live A Little (Love A Lot)!” The new single from “Hemingway’s Whiskey” is already rockin’ on NSR and your local country radio station will be kickin’ it starting next week! What a great song to launch us into spring and summer!

What do you think… good choice?

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