Jake Owen Tees Up for City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game
The 26th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game has added even more star power to this year's friendly competition. Jake Owen, Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Mickey Guyton, Jonathan Jackson, LoCash and Tristan McIntosh are the latest country artists announced as part of this year's team.
They join the Bobby Bones Show, Jessie James Decker and former Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito as the newest players to help strike out cancer.
Previously announced players include Charles Esten, Vince Gill, Chris Lane, Scotty McCreery, Bret Michaels, David Nail, RaeLynn and Jamie Lynn Spears. Additional team members will be announced in the coming weeks to compete against the Grand Ole Opry and iHeartCountry teams.
A longstanding tradition of the CMA Music Festival, the softball game will take place on June 7 at 3PM at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.
According to a press release, the money raised from the game will benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. At this year’s game, 8-year-old City of Hope patient Aaron Yniquez will meet his lifesaving bone marrow donor, Yolanda Nava, for the first time.
Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, among others, have played the game in previous years. CMA Fest runs from Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12. Owen will kick off the festival on the Riverfront stage at 10AM on June 9, followed by performances from the Cadillac Three, Brothers Osborne, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Maren Morris and more.
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