Eli, Peyton Manning Share Music Memories with Kenny Chesney on New Radio Show

by Charles Craighill
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Today at noon, Kenny Chesney aired the first episode of his new radio show, “Poets and Pirates.” On the show, Chesney will hand the reins of his No Shoes Radio over to many of his eclectic friends.

The first episode featured both Eli and Peyton Manning. The brothers share stories about different songs and what they remind them of, from football pep rallies to Peyton’s wedding reception.

Peyton Manning on ‘Performing’ with Kenny Chesney

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“Probably to the misfortune of the fans, but to my great fortune,” Peyton said. “[I went out] on a couple of concerts with Kenny and he actually put me in the band. He strapped a guitar on me and put me in the back… he taught me how to get into G and I just kinda stayed in G for two hours. Thats all I really knew.”

Peyton Manning has been well known for a long time for his football skills, but almost equally so for his sense of humor. From his famous Nationwide commercials to his hilarious SNL performances, anytime he speaks, he usually has something funny to say.

Eli Manning on High School Football Memories

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While Eli is not quite so quick of wit as his brother Peyton, he still has some good things to say. In his portion of the show, Eli talked about his memories playing high school and college football. He spent some time contemplating the resonance of the song “Boys of Fall” throughout his career.

“All people around the world can identify with some of those feelings of playing High School Football” he says. “These guys are your best friends in the world, you’ve known them for most of your life, and they have your back. Not just now, but always”.

Kenny Chesney, of course, has known the Mannings for a very long time.

“The Mannings have been in my life since I was on Capricorn Records and Peyton was playing for UT,” Chesney explains.

“[Peyton] came onstage when we played Neyland Stadium, sang ‘Back Where I Come From’ with us… and Peyton and Eli just know what all these songs are about. So, to kick off something so personal and, honestly, so much fun, who better to start with than my old friends?”

With all of Kenny Chesney’s friends cutting it up on air, “Poets and Pirates” is sure to be a Serious XM hit. With the popularity of No Shoes Radio alongside the high octane friends of Kenny Chesney, it cannot fail. Future episodes promise to feature the likes of Ziggy Marley, John C. McGinley, and Brett Favre. Other scheduled guests include Eric Church, Jenny McCarthy, Grace Potter, and Rick Sutcliffe.

There is a lot to look forward to on No Shoes Radio.

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