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It has been 25 years since Kenny Chesney caught a football for Gibbs High School in East Tennessee.
But the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has named Kenny its Tennessean of the Year.
The honor goes to Kenny for a couple of documentaries he put together, the star-studded Boys of Fall, about the pluses of playing football, and the The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story, about the Southeastern Conference’s first African-American starting quarterback.
That second documentary debuts Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Kenny isn’t the first country star to win the award from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill and Hank Williams Jr. are all past winners.
Kenny will receive the award Feb. 11 at a banquet in Nashville.