Darius Rucker has joined Music City Baseball as an investor and Music Advisory Board member. Rucker joins fellow artists Luke Combs, Kane Brown, and Justin Timberlake on Music City Baseball’s Music Advisory Board in providing deep music industry influence in the plan for bringing Major League Baseball and the concept of a new entertainment district to Nashville.
“I have always been a big fan of Major League Baseball so I’m excited about being part of bringing a team to Tennessee,” said Rucker. “Nashville is already a great home to several professional sports teams, and I believe baseball is the next step in continuing Nashville’s reputation as one of the greatest cities in the United States.”
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Darius to our growing team,” said Managing Director of Music City Baseball, John Loar. “His star-power and genuine enthusiasm for this effort will be contagious as we expand our reach and generate excitement throughout Tennessee.”
Music City Baseball is pushing to bring a Major League Baseball team to Nashville with private investment and without the help of government funding. In addition to a team, MCB is partnering with Moody Nolan Architects and former Titans running back Eddie George, who is co-leading their real estate development advisory team, to design a family and entertainment district that will intersect with Nashville’s lively music and sports scene.
MCB is committed to bringing a Major League franchise to Nashville that is built on equity and celebrates diversity. The team name would be the Nashville Stars, in honor of several Black baseball teams that played games in Nashville in the 1940s. Additionally, Music City Baseball has established a partnership with the NLBM that includes a net sharing of revenues from the sale of merchandise bearing the name ‘Nashville Stars’ and cooperation between marketing and social media efforts.
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