Kenny Chesney has always had a close relationship with his fans, but he took that to the next level when it came time to shoot the video for “All The Pretty Girls.” Instead of recruiting a famous director, he asked his fans submit their own original videos for consideration.
The country star ended up choosing a submission by Belmont University film students Will Renner and Jessica Martinez. The clip was shot over two days in Virginia and took only 10 hours to shoot.
“Our vision was to capture the essence of a summer fling — just the feeling of freedom and having fun, not taking things too seriously,” Martinez said in a statement. “Because Will is from Virginia, he was able to get people he knows from high school [to be part of it], which made it really fun to shoot.”
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Chesney says he was excited to give these two rising visual artists some invaluable exposure and opportunity.
“It’s cool seeing this creativity from college kids,” Chesney said after viewing the clip. “They understood how to build a storyline and narrative, and they bring a fresh eye to these moments. (Their clip)’s really sweet, and just what this kind of song needed. I’m as thrilled to be part of Jessica’s college education as I am to have her – and Will’s – creativity be a part of this song.”
“All The Pretty Girls” is featured on Chesney’s 2017 record Cosmic Hallelujah. On Oct. 27, he’ll release Live in No Shoes Nation, his very first live album.