“Consistently entertaining” (People) and six-time chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins will host his sixth annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Tuesday, June 7, unofficially kicking off a week of country music festivities in Nashville ahead of the CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival. The star-studded event, which benefits W.O. Smith Music School, will be take place near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville and will feature performances by Atkins, Craig Campbell, LANco, Canaan Smith and headliner Dustin Lynch.
“This is hands-down one of my favorite events to do every year,” said Atkins. “We started it as a way to help our friends and neighbors in the community who were affected by the huge flood in 2010, and it just keeps growing every year and has become a fun way for us to support some of the great organizations we have in Nashville like the W.O. Smith Music School. I’m grateful to all the artists who are coming out to play with us this year – we’re going to have a good time!”
The concert is free to the public and performances will kick off at 6:00 p.m. Select artists will also be available to sign autographs in the free, no-ticket-required sponsor activation area from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. where guests can have a drink, play cornhole and more.
Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler and Ally are returning for the sixth year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Carl Black Chevrolet will stream the show live on CarlBlackRadio.com and Wrangler will cover the show on WranglerNetwork.com, a first-of-its-kind mobile and online destination for all Western lifestyle content. Fans can also access unique behind-the-scenes footage captured during the Music City Gives Back concert by visiting WranglerNetwork.com/mcgb.
“America’s Morning Show” hosts Blair Garner, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks will also host along with media partners NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON.