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Chesney teams up with ESPN

Monday, June 11, 2012 – Kenny Chesney takes center stage in ESPN's latest "This is SportsCenter"commercial. debuting today.

In the spot, Chesney tries to ignore ESPN anchor Steve Levy's zealous attempt to join him at the popular table in the ESPN cafeteria. Other special guests at the "cool table" include Pistol Pete from Oklahoma State, Smokey from the University of Tennessee, Miles from the Denver Broncos, Hook 'Em from the University of Texas and two Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. The commercial was created in collaboration with Wieden + Kennedy New York and filmed on ESPN's Bristol, Conn. Campus.

"I got to see a lot of the anchors I've become friends with over the years, a lot of the people who come to our shows. I love visiting the ESPN campus, and I love the relationships I have there."

Chesney and Tim McGraw just concluded the second weekend of the 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour by playing to nearly 100,000 fans in Dallas and Kansas City. More than 47,000 strong came to party at Cowboys Stadium. "That's the loudest that's been all year, Texas!," Chesney said. Special guests included Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Troy Aikman, and East Tennessee's own Jason Witten, who joined Chesney at the mic for The Boys of Fall.

On Sunday, it was on to a raucous Arrowhead Stadium where Chesney said, "I could hear you guys all the way out on the bus, and I couldn't wait to get out here."

Dressed in a Royals t-shirt, Chesney took the crowd through nearly two hours of music including a solo acoustic version of Old Blue Chair.

Chesney turns his attention to next Saturday's show at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and to the release of his new album, 'Welcome To The Fishbowl,' out June 19.

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