Kenny Chesney’s Football Documentary Premiering on ESPN

Boys of Fall, Kenny Chesney’s documentary about high school football, will premiere Sunday (Aug. 29) on ESPN. He began working on the project in late 2009 as he compiled interviews and footage for the video for his current single, “The Boys of Fall.” After shooting footage of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, a longtime friend, Chesney decided to expand the video into a full documentary film. The 60-minute documentary includes footage from high school football games and interviews with┬áseveral prominent figures from college football and the NFL, including Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, John Madden, Tony Dungy, Bill Parcells, Nick Saban, Mack Brown, Jim Tressel and Bobby Bowden. “Making this film had been an incredible journey for me and everyone involved,” Chesney said. “Interviewing the men in this film has made me look at my own life in a different way. I hope people out there get as much out of watching this film as I did making it.” His new album, Hemingway’s Whiskey, will be released on Sept. 28.