Kenny Chesney has a winner in the college contest for making his video for “All The Pretty Girls.” The superstar recently invited students at Nashville’s Belmont and Middle Tennessee State Universities to create the video, which was chosen by a blue-ribbon panel from Sony Nashville, CMT: Country Music Television and Kenny’s team. Belmont University student Jessica Martinez, along with her co-director Will Renner, created a winning video that reflected the random nature of meeting that special someone during college break for the “All The Pretty Girls” music video contest. As the winner, Martinez will receive a $5000 scholarship, as well as having the video world premiere on CMT's Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday (August 12th).
Nineteen-year-old motion picture major Martinez said, “We thought the first day was only going to be five hours, but when we got started, we found some more creative things to do. We ended up shooting for 10 hours, with an hour for lunch.”
The clip traces a group of girls – actual friends – having a day, but running into some boys and needing some money. The viewer watches the relationship between the lead girl and one of the boys evolve through house parties, bonfires, car rides, hiking and creek jumping.
She added, “Our vision was to capture the essence of a summer fling – just the feeling of freedom and having fun, not taking things too seriously. 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.”
Kenny said, “It’s cool seeing this creativity from college kids. 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.”