With ESPN documentary airing Sunday, Kenny Chesney talks on his passion for pigskin

Kenny Chesney, left, suited up in a Gibbs uniform during his high school football days.

Kenny Chesney, left, suited up in a Gibbs uniform during his high school football days.

Kenny Chesney, left, suited up in a Gibbs uniform during his high school football days.

Kenny Chesney, left, suited up in a Gibbs uniform during his high school football days.

Kenny Chesney was 17 when he first got used to playing in front of packed stadiums.

Back then, though, he was playing football, not country music. And the stadiums weren't the massive constructions he headlines these days, they were the high school stadiums of East Tennessee. Back then, he was a starting receiver for Gibbs High School in Corryton.

Though Gibbs' offense was not known for its passing game and Chesney knew he wasn't meant for the football big-time, the football experience stayed with him throughout his rise to a spot among the top ticket-sellers in all of music.

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Comments » 7

wjason#256501 writes:

Why am I supposed to care how Kenny feels about foorball?

ne1sguess writes:

in response to wjason#256501:

Why am I supposed to care how Kenny feels about foorball?

I've been wondering the same thing. Even the change in the title hasn't generated much interest. I like ice cream but I haven't made the news yet.

vol45 writes:

If anyone who has played high school football on Friday night is not moved a little by this they should be taken to the emergency room

TNgirlygirl writes:

His new song is very good and the video for it is even better takes me back to high school. I love Kenny!!

knoxdude32 writes:

Ask Kenny if he has donated anything back to Gibbs after filming two videos there.

He makes such a huge deal out of playing there and finding his love for the game while at Gibbs but has yet to donate a dime back to the school or community. Thanks Kenny!!

wjason#256501 writes:

in response to knoxdude32:

Ask Kenny if he has donated anything back to Gibbs after filming two videos there.

He makes such a huge deal out of playing there and finding his love for the game while at Gibbs but has yet to donate a dime back to the school or community. Thanks Kenny!!

You go!!

TNgirlygirl writes:

in response to knoxdude32:

Ask Kenny if he has donated anything back to Gibbs after filming two videos there.

He makes such a huge deal out of playing there and finding his love for the game while at Gibbs but has yet to donate a dime back to the school or community. Thanks Kenny!!

How do you know if Kenny hasn't donated money? Some people give without every one knowing.

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