Friday, February 18, 2011

Kenny Chesney's New Football Documentary Makes TV Debut This Weekend

Kenny Chesney's new football documentary is having its TV debut this weekend. For "The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story" the country star teamed up with director Shawn Silva to tell the story of the University of Tennessee's early 1970s star player, who became the first African-American starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. But Chesney says his movie goes well beyond Holloway's on-field accomplishments, and he hopes people are inspired by his story. Chesney calls the opportunity to make "The Color Orange" "a gift from God," and says learning about Holloway made him, quote, "want to be a better person, a better friend, better all the way around." "The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story" had its premiere screening Wednesday night at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville. Chesney was on hand for the event, along with Indiana Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, "Monday Night Football" commentator Jon Gruden, and a number of other professional and college football stars. The documentary, which is part of ESPN's "Year of The Quarterback" series, will air on ESPN Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.