Kenny Chesney to Give Away 10,000 ‘Boys of Fall’ DVDs
During his year off the road, the entertainer interviewed several of football's most successful coaches, players and commentators, including Joe Namath, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden and Sean Payton, about the life lessons learned by those who participate in football programs. Of the experience, Kenny said he learned a lot from all of the people he interviewed.
"I got something from every one of them," explains Kenny. "It was probably one of the best journeys of my life being able to go around this year and interview all these people, all these men that have shaped lives on and off the field for a long time. I've been so busy the last couple of years. I've been giving to one thing and doing all this stuff, it's been great, but that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for you to sit and actually reflect about what you want in your own life and about what you want in it and about where you are in it."
"Talking to these football coaches and talking to Joe Namath at his house and hearing him talk about how football's a team game, but life's a team game. That was unbelievable to hear," Kenny continues. "To hear Bobby Bowden talk about his life and how it relates to football -- not very many guys talked about just stuff on the field. They talked about things you learn that go beyond it. And there was something I took from everybody. And for the first time in a long time, I was actually in a head space to listen to these guys. I felt myself listen to somebody for the first time. It's been a long time. It was an incredible journey that I never saw coming in my life. I never knew that I was going to make a documentary on football and lessons that it teaches and how it relates to life. Never, but it just happened."
The documentary was not something the former high school football player had dreamed of accomplishing for a long time. In fact, it was decided upon rather at the last minute. "If you had asked me last year on stage in Indianapolis when I walked off that stage what I was going to do with my year off, if you had told me that I was going to get on a plane and spend the next year interviewing football coaches, I would've told you you were crazy," Kenny says. "But we did, and I'm very glad we did."
The first 10,000 schools to mail a letter on school letterhead requesting the documentary by December 31, 2010, will receive a free copy of the DVD. Letters should be sent to:
P.O. Box 121895
2006 Acklen Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
The 90-minute documentary, which initially aired as a 60-minute program on ESPN, is only available at Wal-Mart.
After taking a year hiatus off the road in 2010, Kenny will return with his Goin' Coastal Tour next year. He's already announced nine stadium dates that he will co-headline with the Zac Brown Band beginning March 19 in Tampa, Fla., with additional arena and amphitheater dates to be announced later. For a list of Kenny Chesney tour dates, check here.