Festival Fundraisers: Celeb Softball, Music City Gives Back

Vince Gill and a City of Hope patient at the baseball game.

Saturday’s (6/11) Celebrity Softball Challenge raised big bucks for City of Hope, which fights cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. Among those going to bat at Nashville’s Greer Stadium were Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, David Nail, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge, Chuck Wicks, Jake Owen, James Wesley, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Kerry Collins, LoCash Cowboys, Robin Meade, Denise Jones (Point of Grace) and players from the Nashville Predators.

The stars played for longtime rival teams Grand Ole Opry and After MidNite with Blair Garner.

Jake Owen and contest winner.

 

 

 

 

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The First annual Music City Gives Back concert, hosted by Rodney Atkins, helped raise money and donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Held Tuesday, June 7 on Lower Broadway in Nashville, over $90,000 in gifts, donations and sponsorship dollars was received.

Josh Thompson, Thompson Square, Patrick Davis and Mallory Hope joined Atkins to perform for the crowd of 6000-plus fans.

Rodney Atkins onstage at Music City Gives Back.

 

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