Kenny Chesney's love for school sports is no secret, his hit single "The Boys of Fall" resonated with fans, schools and families all over the nation. ESPN has a new series coming out this fall and Kenny Chesney wrote the theme song.
Rise Up is a series where they go to needy high schools & give their athletic facilities a makeover. The series debuted a pilot last fall at the McMain Secondary High School in New Orleans. This year, Rise Up is scheduled to visit Boston, Seattle, Chicago & Wellston, OH.
The Hollywood Reporter reports: Joan Lynch, Rise Up executive producer and ESPN’s vp of content development, describes Chesney’s new song – an acoustic number titled "Rise Up" – as “a call to action.” It’s the first time Chesney has been asked to compose a song for television, says Lynch. “He said to me, ‘Joan, this is the hardest thing I’ve done.’ And then he watched the [New Orleans episode of Rise Up] and he wrote the song in two hours. I couldn’t believe it when he emailed me the lyrics.”
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Rise Up premieres on Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm with Wellston High School.