Dolly Parton, Cody Webb Assist With NFL Draft Intro Video [WATCH]
A video introducing television coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft, which is set to take place in Nashville, Tenn., will tell the story of two hopefuls looking to make it big in Music City -- one NFL prospect, one country music singer -- as they work their way to stardom. The musician in the clip is portrayed by real-life country up-and-comer Cody Webb, who has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video; press play above to watch.
In the behind-the-scenes clip, viewers see a camera crew following Webb from bar to bar in downtown Nashville, hitting some of Lower Broadway's most iconic honky-tonks. "I'm the country singer coming to town, writing songs, playing little bars all the way up to walking out in front of a big crowd and making it," Webb explains to the Tennesseean. "And the football player will be making it by walking on the NFL Draft stage."
According to a press release, iconic country star Dolly Parton provides voiceover narration for the video. The full 90-second clip will air before each day of TV coverage NFL Draft. The first round of coverage begins on Thursday night (April 25) at 8PM ET on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes; coverage will continue at 7PM ET on Friday (April 26), and at 12PM ET on Saturday (April 27).
"When my manager called me and told me that I was gonna be the featured artist in the intro to the NFL Draft this year, I seriously thought he was kidding, or at least mistaken," Webb says of his role in the video. "I couldn't think of a cooler first acting gig! It was incredible to work and hang with the NFL film crew here in Nashville for a few days, and shoot scenes in legendary venues like the Ryman, Tootsie's, Honky Tonk Central, Kid Rock's bar and the Country Music Hall of Fame."
Webb recently shared his latest single, "Gettin' Somewhere." A South Carolina native, he moved to Nashville in 2014 to pursue a career in music.
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