In a crowded Tennessee theater last night, country singer Kenny Chesney debuted his new football documentary The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story--a movie so emotionally powerful that Peyton Manning, who attended the premiere, cried as he watched the film. Condredge Holloway, far left, was Chesney's childhood hero. He was also the first black starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.
According to the Great American Country blog:
You don’t have to be a Tennessee fan or even a football fan to be moved by the story of a man who was denied the chance to play quarterback at school after school because of his skin color. One by one, those who wore orange after Condredge stood to address him, Kenny, director Shaun Silva and ESPN’s John Dahl after the film. Peyton Manning confessed to having tears in his eyes as he watched the film.
Watch a snapshot of the documentary here: