Great American Country
Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” will strike a nerve with anyone who played sports growing up. Football is especially team oriented, and time consuming. For fans and players, there is a passion that goes into a sport like football. Whether its high school, college, or professional ball – something special happens out on that 100-yard field.
“The Boys of Fall” is one track off of Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey album, which generated a spark for the full-length documentary about football players and coaches. He had a crew tape his friend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, speaking to the football team at his old high school in Naperville, Ill. Payton’s speech moved Chesney to the point of making the ESPN2 documentary.
Chesney played football in high school, and accounts much of his success in country music to his experiences growing up, as he recounted in his online biography.
“I grew up in a very small town, went to a small elementary, then high school – and got to play football as a starter. I skinny dipped and fished in a lake, had my heart broken by my high school girlfriend. I’ve lived like a lot of guys listening to my music live. And I think that’s why people buy my records, because they can relate to the guy singing those songs: They feel like the songs are about their lives, because they’re about my life – and I’m not all that different from them, even now.”
His own memories filtrate through his performances and his music because has always remained genuine, and true to himself. Which is why we love the music video for “The Boys of Fall”!
Watch the music video, along with the trailer for the full-length documentary below!