Tennessean Of The Year
I was never one to practice idolatry and if I was it would probably be for one of my high school teachers while growing up. Mrs. Auld (Health) Mr. Blank (Am. History) or Mr. Yates (Geography) That being said, you wonder if one of the biggest country music stars out there grew up idolizing someone in the business. Someone like [lastfm link_type=””]Hank Williams[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=””]Willie Nelson[/lastfm], or [lastfm link_type=””]Johnny Cash[/lastfm]. Well it turns out that the kid who lived right outside of Knoxville, Tenn., worshipped a gridiron god instead.
“As a kid…I didn’t see black or white, I only saw an orange jersey with the number 7 on it and that’s all that mattered to me.” [lastfm link_type=””]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm]’s fascination with Condredge Holloway led him to produce and narrate the [lastfm link_type=””]ESPN[/lastfm] documentary [lastfm link_type=””]The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story[/lastfm], profiling the first black quarterback at a Southeast Conference School, the University of Tennessee. This is Kenny’s second production for the sports channel, his first was the documentary [lastfm link_type=””]Boys of Fall[/lastfm], and it follows with him being named Tennessean of the year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for “demonstrating strong character and high profile leadership” to young athletes and his fellow musicians. Kenny says: “It’s not every day you get to make a film about someone you look up to.” Condredge Holloway was that person. And I say we need more people in this world like [lastfm link_type=””]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm].