Vince Gill, Little Big Town + More to Play in 2015 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game
The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game is a treasured part of the CMA Music Festival, and this year some familiar faces will come to a new venue for the 25th annual competition. Fans are invited to watch Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Charles Esten and more take the field for a good cause on June 13.
The Saturday morning softball game moves to the brand new First Tennessee Park, after years at Greer Stadium. City of Hope is an independent research center for cancer and life-threatening illnesses. For 25 years country favorites have been taking to the diamond to “Strike Out Cancer.”
Aaron Watson, Chuck Wicks, Lindsay Ell and Love and Theft are others who’ve committed early. More artists and celebrities will be announced in the weeks to come, as the Grand Ole Opry Team prepares to battle the iHeartRadio Team. Last year the Opry won, on the strength of performances by Wicks and pitcher Chase Rice. Along the way there were special moments like 8-year-old leukemia survivor Gavin Wolfork hitting a home run and Lance Corporal Josh Wege’s round-tripper. Wege circled the bases on prosthetic legs.
Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch and Scotty McCreery are three others who performed in 2014. Throughout the years just about every major country star has stepped to the plate for the game and the cause. Gill’s return to the game comes after a 20-year streak ended in recent years.
Tickets for the 9AM softball game are on sale through Ticketmaster. First Tennessee Park opened in April and is the home of the minor league Nashville Sounds.
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