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Friday
Mar152013

Kenny Chesney Recruits Super Bowl-Winning Coach Jon Gruden to Give Tour Kickoff Speech

Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney recruited ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden to give a speech for his road team Thursday night.  Kenny and his crew gathered onstage at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL to hear the speech before starting one last rehearsal.  They'll kick off the No Shoes Nation tour on that stage Saturday night.

Kenny says of the pep talk, "Jon is easily one of the most passionate people I know.  He knows how to inspire and fire people up, and to have someone like that talk to me and the guys, well, I couldn’t think of any way better to get this year started!”

During the speech, Jon stressed the power of teamwork, and Kenny knows his band and crew have that covered.

"When you have people whose drive matches your own, who have skill sets like the folks I get to work with, anything is possible," Kenny says.

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