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Chesney goes to college for video help

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – When it was time for a video for Kenny Chesney's "All The Pretty Girls," from Cosmic Hallelujah, Chesney decided to take to the people living it and have them make the video.

"The best moments of being young and having fun should be captured," said Chesney. "But nobody ever talks to the people who are right in the moment of living it about this kind of thing. Rather than look back, we oughta just go to the people living it."

Chesney reached out to the students at Nashville's Belmont and Middle Tennessee State Universities, both schools with strong engagement in the music industry and invite them to create his next music video. The contest deadline is July 23 with the winner announced July 31. The winning entry - chosen by a panel from Sony Nashville, CMT: Country Music Television and Chesney's team - will receive a $5000 scholarship and have the video world premiere on CMT: Country Music Television.

"I wanna help a student filmmaker with school," Chesney said. "And I want to give people a chance to get creative this summer."

Any student at Belmont University or Middle Tennessee State University can submit a video they've created for the song. "Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how 'All The Pretty Girls' looks, feels, and resolves," Chesney said.

"I remember driving over the state line to West Virginia, playing in a restaurant, breaking down, driving back and parking in the music store lot, so I could turn in the sound system and get to class," Chesney says. "When you have a dream, you'll do whatever it takes. I'd like to bring some college students a little bit closer than I got... and I can't wait to see the creativity everyone brings to this song."

"All The Pretty Girls" is the latest single from "Cosmic Hallelujah."

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