Skip to main content

Kenny Chesney Brings Jon Gruden To Rally Troops

No Shoes Nation Final Rehearsal Starts w NFL Coach Inspiring Address Tampa, FL: When you’ve been building a show and rehearsing for three months, there comes a moment when you want to put a little extra wood on the fire. For sports aficionado Kenny Chesney, that means enlisting ESPN “Monday Night Football” analyst and the youngest coach to win a Superbowl Jon Gruden to address his entire team before taking the stage for a last rehearsal at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Thursday night. “Jon is easily one of the most passionate people I know,” says the man who’s played to over a million fans on each of his last ten tours. “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!” So as the sun slipped into Tampa Bay, Chesney’s entire organization met on the stage that will officially be christened March 16th to listen to some short remarks from the man who once led the Buccaneers to victory in Superbowl XXXVII. Stressing the importance of Effort, Enthusiasm and Initiative, Gruden balanced humility – recognizing the sacrifice of leaving families for the three months invested in putting it together and the six months spent touring – and humor – tales of his own moments of miscommunication. Just as importantly, both Chesney and the high-energy ESPN commentator noted the power of teamwork to bring out more than what any individual might think they’re capable of. The idea of being in it together can sometimes spark new levels of execution. “This is a pretty amazing thing,” Chesney acknowledges. “I’m a kid from a small town in East Tennessee. I wanted to be a baseball player. Nobody trades that dream for thinking, ‘I’ll play music in football stadiums.’ It doesn’t work like that… “And to believe you can do something like that, you have to believe there’s a way. This team, all these people out there, made me think we could and that’s more than half of it. When you have people whose drive matches your own, who have skill sets like the folks I get to work with, anything is possible! “Because I promise when I decided to try doing stadiums, a lot of people thought we were crazy! But not this group… Nope, they dug in and went, ‘Let’s do it!’ Now this summer, we’re gonna do it again – and we’re gonna have a lot of fun doing it. That’s the thing above all of it: it’s about having fun while you’re making it come true. Between the band, the crew and the incredible No Shoes Nation, I know we got that covered.”


Popular posts from this blog

Willie Cuts His Hair!!!!!!!!!

They call her..The Bare Naked Bandit..29 yr Old Lee Grace Doherty

ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!

Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…

Deana Carter Drummer found dead...

Drummer for Mellencamp, Survivor found dead in home

September 11, 2009 STNGWire A southwest suburban Lockport musician who played with Survivor, John Mellencamp and Deana Carter was found dead in his home Tuesday night.Kyle B. Woodring, 42, of the 15000 block of West 167th Street in Lockport, was pronounced dead in his home about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Will County Coroner’s office. The coroner’s office said Woodring died from hanging, but the manner of death will be determined at the conclusion of a Lockport police investigation. Woodring, who the coroner’s office described as “an accomplished musician,” moved to Chicago from Michigan in 1987 and joined the band Survivor, according to Woodring’s Web site. Woodring also played drums on tours with John Mellencamp and county star Carter. He appeared on talk shows hosted by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Wayne Brady, the site said.