Monday, January 10, 2011
– Kenny Chesney continues his love of football as producer of a one-hour special on former University of Tennessee football star Condredge Holloway for ESPN's year-long, Year of The Quarterback initiative. The documentary will air Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. eastern on ESPN.
Chesney, who wore Holloway's jersey number when he played high school football, idolized the University of Tennessee. "Condredge has meant so much to so many and is a very important figure in my life and to the history of college football," said Chesney. "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," he said.
Holloway was the first African-American to start at quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.
Year of The Quarterback will try to find a deeper understanding of one of sports' most high-profile positions. The series will examine the leadership qualities, mental toughness, as well as issues of race and recruitment from the blue chip high school recruit to the Heisman hopeful, to the NFL legend.
Chesney recently put together the documentary "Boys of Fall" about football. His second single from "Hemingway's Whiskey," Somewhere With You, is fourth on the charts. Chesney is set to begin rehearsals for his "Goin' Coastal" Tour, which includes 10 stadium shows, and kicks off in March.