28 October 2007

Just How Loyal Is Kenny Chesney To Tennessee?

College Football loyalty runs deep. Real deep. And when your team is having an off year, the fan base will start looking for scapegoats everywhere. Notice how Tennessee Volunteer fans are treating one of their own - Kenny Chesney. Traitor and sellout are two of the words being used to describe him in Vol country these days.

Such talk began in March after Chesney performed in Gainesville, Fla., the home of the University of Florida Gators. At a concert there, Gator football fans came up on stage and put their team's helmet on Chesney's head.

With the helmet firmly in place, Chesney continued to entertain the crowd, who loved the sight of seeing their favorite country music star wearing the symbol of their pride.

When word got back that the Tennessee native had done such a treasonous act, the fans weren't so happy. It seems that the thought never crossed their minds that Chesney was just trying to put on a good show for the people paying top-dollar to see him.

Perhaps he should have cast the helmet off and destroyed it right on stage. Huzzah! But worse, roaming the sidelines during Florida's 59-20 thrashing of Tennessee in September, Chesney was spotted mingling with Florida supporters, and posing for photos with their cheerleaders and mascots. And that, my friends, was enough to set Vol fans off, who unleashed their wrath on the message-boards.
"I have no problem with his singing and who his fans are, just don't call yourself the No. 1 Vol fan and act like he acted in order not to offend his 'other' fans. When you are standing on the sidelines at a UT game, saying you're the No. 1 fan, your actions should line up with your words," one reader posted.
Fans even called the local country-radio station to demand they stop playing his songs. Ridiculous enough? Chesney thinks so.
"There are more things going on in the world than this," Chesney said. "I love Tennessee football. I love East Tennessee. I can't believe I have to sit here and defend myself over it."

Tennessee fans don't get it. Chesney may be a fan, but he's got to sell records too. And if it's donning another team's helmet or posing for a few photos...well, it's worth it.

(Found via Fark)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn, settle down Vol fans! Your boy Kenny was doing "charity" work down in Gator country for gosh sake! Someone's got to volounteer to take pictures with those cartoon-like, homely UF cheerleaders. Damn, that's ugly!


ps - Boomer Sooner!

Anonymous said...

Funny how all the OTHER schools are writing in about UT (as in the Vols) Fans should lighten up and take a chill pill. Put yourself in our shoes first, and then talk about it. I understand Kenny needs to sell records, and I am actually a big Chesney fan. I'm all for charity work as well, but hey, draw a line somewhere. Kenny KNOWS how much the UT Fans are going to resent that, so think before you act.
Joe

Anonymous said...

Hey Joe, maybe he did think about it and said "oh what the hell.. DADDY GOTTA EAT TOO!"

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments posted by UT fans about their little native freak Kenny Chestnut only proves imbreading goes on in that state. You have got to be kidding how stupid these opinions are about Chestnut wearing a gator helmet and the UT fans all upset about it! Don't you have any other more important things going on in your lives to worry about instead of Chestnut wearing a gator helmet? My wife is a Gator alum and loves Chestnut and finds all this talk moronic!

Jason said...

Anyone who is defending what he did obviously is not a college football fan. Texas fans would go crazy if an Austinite put on a Sooner helmet, or Ohio State and Michigan, or Auburn and Alabama, etc. The rivalries are what make college football so awesome, and is the reason the pros will never be as interesting or as much fun to watch.

Robert said...

Wow Vols fans you might want to get out more.The guy cant alienate fans.Also I would be worrying more about how my team is playing rather than where Kenny Chesney is hanging out.He is only slumming it in Florida.I lived in Tampa and trust me the only reason to be there is the girls are all easy.

Anonymous said...

pretty simple situation here.... like if Will Farrell (Southern Cal alumn) was hanging with the Oregon fans this weekend.... only even worse because of the heated rivalry between Tennessee and Florida. Think Jack Nicklaus (OSU alumn) wearing a Michigan outfit while playing a round in Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Being a Tennessee Fan, it's easy to say this. Kenny has had his toes in the sand so long, he has forgotten about the mountain air. A little fun is one thing, ha ha, we'll get over it. Between the concert and the whipping we took in Gainesville, with KC on the Gators sideline, we'll stay P.O.ed as long as it takes for him to APOLOGIZE!

Kevin Hayward said...

He's a musical artist, and a big part of that job is to win and keep fans. If that entails wearing a Gators helmet for a few songs, I think Chesney would consider that a small price to pay.

I can't believe people are making such a big deal out of this.

Anonymous said...

A real celebrity fan, Ashley Judd, of U. of Kentucky fame, was cold on a set and someone offered her a Duke jacket to wear between takes to warm her up....she replied, "I'd rather freeze to death!"

Chance said...

i hope that piece of shit dies a horrible, horrible, horrible death

Anonymous said...

So you mean to say that if you are from Tennessee and you have to work with someone that is from Gatortown you aren't going to work with them? "Hey boss, I can't work with so-and-so because he's from Florida." Give me a break! He is visiting their state, he can't trash their team just because the people back home might not like like him otherwise. He acknowledges any team or state he's visting...anywhere. He's not the first artist to do so and he won't be the last. He shouldn't have to defend himself or explain his actions. What is there to expalin? If he were just Joe Shmoe noone would care. It's only a big deal because he's famous and there's nothing else in the world right now for people to complain about.

Renee Gavlinski said...

OMG...I am one of Kenny Chesneys BIGGEST FANS,,,He is an awesome performer and an awesome person...One of the friendliest that I have seen.He was just being nice to his damn fans...OMG...Hey wait...Does anyone else out there profess to being a die hard Kenny fan....Please tell me you don't go to a Tim McGraw concert,,,That's how stupid UT is acting!!

Anonymous said...

Remember where KC performed his FIRST stadium concert? Neyland Stadium, so Vol Fans let's hang on to that for one going down in history. KC does have to keep his fan base, but his roots are from East TN. I can say that since he has "had his toes dipping in the sand too long" his style has changed and I'm not such a fan anymore. The "old style" KC music is what attracted me in the first place, and unfortunately I think he's too interested in growing his fan base versus clinging to his roots. Wonder if we would ever see Peyton Manning wearing a UF jersey just to "promote his fan base."?

Anonymous said...

I guess if I was a KC fan to begin with it would have mattered to me more but I havent liked him for several years now. He has acted like he is more from Florida than TN for the past several years anyway so it doesnt upset me. As for those who say the other TN fans do not have a right to be mad...quite frankly you are wrong. I think he took it a little over the edge of promoting his fan base to trying to act like a fan himself. If your a true Vol fan you cannot be a Gator fan, period. If anything this shows that you dont have to be a Vol fan if your from TN. Thats fine with me...I dont have to be a KC fan even though I am from TN.

Emily said...

damn.
so much for southeren hospitality.
take a chill pill!
he was just being polite.
what the heck do you want him to do?
throw it on the ground and walk off the stage?
i didnt think so.
give the guy a break.
just because your team is having an(one of many) off season dont take
it out on him.

emily again said...

personally as the UNC fan i am, i wouldnt wear a duke jacet if the damn president gave it to me, but im not a famous country singer just trying to be polite to his fans

Anonymous said...

Kenny is the "man". We don't get so uptight about our college sport up north because our professional team are too good not to watch...Give the man a break!

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Guys a sellout. Plain and simple. This is what is wrong with the music industry today. It's about being polite and making an extra buck, rather than putting out good music that comes from a true person, not just some made up persona that fans look up to. UF can have him.

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