Kenny Chesney "This Is Sportscenter" (ESPN)
Jason Witten joins Kenny Chesney to sing "The Boys of Fall"
Country music star Kenny Chesney stars in a new "This Is SportsCenter" commercial for ESPN, and over the weekend Chesney brought former Vol (and current Cowboy) Jason Witten onstage for a duet.
In the ESPN spot, which debuts today on the sports network, the Luttrell native tries to avoid ESPN anchor Steve Levy in the cafeteria. As the two men are carrying their trays, Levy sucks up to the singer, who makes his way to a "cool clique" area featuring cheerleaders and mascots gathered around a campfire.
The University of Tennessee's Smokey makes a cameo as one of the mascots.
Chesney spurs Levy and suggests he go to the uncool "anchor table."
"I got to see a lot of the anchors I've become friends with over the years, a lot of the people who come out to our shows. I love visiting the ESPN campus, and I love the relationships I have there," Chesney says in a press release announcing the commercial that was filmed in Connecticut.
Chesney, a UT fan, is currently on tour with Tim McGraw. Over the weekend the two played to more than 100,000 fans in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium, where Chesney was joined on stage by East Tennessee native Witten. The two sang together on the Chesney hit "The Boys of Fall."
Chesney's new album, "Welcome to the Fishbowl," will be released June 19.