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.