Kenny Chesney Enlists Belmont University, MTSU Students For New Music Video, Offers $5,000 Scholarship

Kenny Chesney. Photo: Allister Ann

Kenny Chesney is calling on Nashville college students from Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University to create the music video for his latest single, “All The Pretty Girls.”

Chesney is inviting any student from the two universities to submit a video they’ve created for the song, including lyric videos, live action, notion, animation and more.

“Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how ‘All The Pretty Girls’ looks, feels, and resolves,” Chesney says. “I wanna help a student filmmaker with school. And I want to give people a chance to get creative this summer.”

The winning entry – chosen by a panel from Sony Nashville, CMT: Country Music Television and Chesney’s team – will receive a $5000 scholarship, as well as having their video world premiere on CMT: Country Music Television.

While the song’s video could have easily been a nostalgic look at his own college days, Chesney instead wanted to spotlight the youth of today.

“The best moments of being young and having fun should be captured,” says the songwriter from East Tennessee. “But nobody ever talks to the people who are right in the moment of living it about this kind of thing. Rather than look back, we oughta just go to the people living it.

“I remember driving over the state line to West Virginia, playing in a restaurant, breaking down, driving back and parking in the music store lot, so I could turn in the sound system and get to class,” Chesney says. “When you have a dream, you’ll do whatever it takes. I’d like to bring some college students a little bit closer than I got… and I can’t wait to see the creativity everyone brings to this song.”

Belmont and MTSU students can click here: KennyChesneyAllThePrettyGirls.com. Contest deadline is July 23. Winner will be announced July 31.

 

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