Country artist Brett Young has partnered with Music City Baseball LLC as a member of the already star-studded Music Advisory Board.
Young joins fellow musicians Luke Combs, Justin Timberlake, Darius Rucker and Mickey Guyton, among others, in supporting the push to bring Major League Baseball to the state of Tennessee.
“I’ve been a baseball fan my entire life and I’m looking forward to working with Music City Baseball and other music advisors to secure a team in Nashville,” says Young, who played collegiate baseball at Ole Miss. “It’s the perfect fit for an MLB team, and the plans Music City Baseball have for a family and entertainment complex are unparalleled.”
Music City Baseball’s goal is to secure an expansion team, which they hope would be named the Nashville Stars. The name would pay homage to several Negro League baseball teams that played in Nashville in the 1940s. The group also intends to bring a team to Nashville with private investment and no government funding.
“Having Brett join our team was a no brainer for us. We are thrilled to have his support as we continue to raise awareness and excitement about the potential of having a Major League Baseball team in Nashville,” says John Loar, managing director of Music City Baseball.
The partnership comes on the heels of the release of Young’s inaugural holiday album, Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics (BMLG Records). Young is slated to return to the CMT Crossroads stage for the first-ever Christmas-themed episode on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. CT. The 60-minute special will feature Young alongside friends and collaborators Boyz II Men, Chris Tomlin, Colbie Caillat, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and Maddie & Tae.