Video directors beware: Kenny Chesney’s giving college students your jobs

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The brand new video for Kenny Chesney’s top-15 hit “All the Pretty Girls” had an unusual director…actually, directors.  Two students from Nashville’s Belmont University were behind the camera for the clip.

Jessica Martinez and Will Renner stepped into the directors’ chairs for the new clip, which premieres this weekend on CMT. Kenny couldn’t be happier with the results.

“It’s cool seeing this creativity from college kids,” he says. “They understood how to build a storyline and narrative, and they bring a fresh eye to these moments. [The video] is really sweet, and just what this kind of song needed.”

He adds, “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.”

So how’d the students get the gig?  Their video was the winning entry in a contest for music industry, video/film, public relations and journalism students at two universities in Tennessee.  Their prize was a $5,000 scholarship.

You can catch the debut of “All the Pretty Girls” Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

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