Kenny Chesney New Documentary on ESPN [VIDEO]
Kenny Chesney is making his move to the small screen with his new ESPN documentary ‘The Color Orange’. Kenny acts as the Producer of this story about his childhood hero Condredge Holloway.
Kenny Chesney fielded a phone call from ESPN just a few days after finishing his first football documentary, Boys of Fall. They wanted to know if he’d consider producing another project spotlighting one of his sports idols, Condredge Holloway, the University of Tennessee player from the early ’70s who became the first black quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. Although the singer was looking forward to a break in his demanding schedule, he knew he couldn’t resist the offer.
“I was trying to figure out, ‘Well, if I don’t do it, somebody’s gonna do it,’” he told CMT Insider host Katie Cook. “I’m so glad I did, though. It was a labor of love.”
Chesney premiered the documentary in Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday (Feb. 16), and ESPN will air it Sunday (Feb. 20). In this chat with Cook, Chesney explains his fascination with the football legend, his perspective as an interviewer and his reaction to meeting a childhood hero.