Monday, July 25, 2011

Kenny Chesney Writes Theme Song For ESPN Series "Rise Up"


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.




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