Kenny Chesney is having a field day with his down time.
Currently out on his No Shoes Nation Tour, the country star, 45, took a break from the stage to practice his football skills alongside the Seattle Seahawks at the Virginia Mason Athletic Facility in Renton, Wash. on Friday.
“I met [the team’s coach] Pete a couple of years ago at our show at the Tacoma Dome,” Chesney says of his invitation to the country star.
“We kept in touch and when we were coming he asked me if I’d like to work out with the team. I didn’t have to think about it … The answer was, ‘Yes!’ ”
In between picking up a few pointers from wide receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice during drills and admiring the athlete’s abilities, Chesney worked with the 2012 Pepsi Rookie of the Year, quarterback Russell Wilson.
The experience tops his time tossing a ball around with his bandmates, jokes Chesney.
“You know when you’ve caught a pass from Russell Wilson. It’s not like when we play football backstage … it’s pretty serious. And I caught a few of ’em, too. So it was a really good day!” he says.