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City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game Hits a Home Run in It’s 26th Year

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Getty Images for City Of Hope

It was a homerun for the 26th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, which saw more than 30 music and sports stars step up to the plate to strike out cancer at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Team iHeart Country and Team Opry ended in a tie game with a final score of 18 to 18.

Country Music icon Trisha Yearwood led with the national anthem before Lauren Alaina, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, The Bobby Bones Show, Bucky Covington, Jessie James Decker, Charles Esten, Nick Fradiani, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, A Thousand Horses, Tristan McIntosh, Bret Michaels, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Jamie Lynn Spears, Mark Wills, Brett Young and former Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito took to the field to strike out cancer. The Crook and Chase Countdown’s Lorianne Crook and WSM’s Bill Cody emceed and offered play-by-plays for the thousands of fans in attendance.

The fan favorite game didn’t disappoint, as the bats came alive for both teams throughout the high scoring game.  Memorable moments on the field included multiple inside the park homeruns, double plays, and some crazy antics leading to tying the score up at 18 in the final inning.

The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, a 26-year tradition during CMA Music Festival, celebrated its first quarter century in Nashville as it honored the game’s founder, music industry veteran Bruce Hinton. The “Champion of Hope Award” was presented to Hinton by President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, Scott Borchetta, for his significant contributions to the event over its quarter century history.

While neither team can walk away with bragging rights this year, it is the patients at City of Hope who are the real winners with more than $200,000 raised for cancer research.

Thousands of fans packed the ballpark to catch the action and antics on the field. Before the first pitch was thrown, the crowds cheered wildly as 8-year old City of Hope patient Aaron Yniguez, who received lifesaving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia more than three years ago at City of Hope, and his genetically matched, life-saving stem cell donor Yolanda Nava, a Southwest® Airlines Employee from Arlington, Texas, traveled to meet on the pitcher’s mound for the very first time.

Bone marrow transplants offer a second chance for people with life-threatening blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies. Since 1976, more than 13,000 patients from virtually every state and dozens of countries have undergone bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplants at City of Hope. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Those unable to attend the game can still support City of Hope. A variety of unique merchandise including game-worn jerseys signed by the players, and experiences including meet-and-greets with the hottest artists, will be available for bid at The proceeds will benefit City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

CMT on Tour Gives Fans an After Show with Ryan Hurd

Ryan Hurd

CMT On Tour is expanding its fall lineup with the addition of newcomer Ryan Hurd to the bill, who co-wrote the CMA-nominated No. 1 single “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Hurd kicks off the first-ever “CMT On Tour Official After Party” this weekend in Maryland, followed by shows in thirteen additional markets. The announcement comes just as the highly-anticipated tour is set to launch its first show in New York City tonight with headliners Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett and special guest Danielle Bradbery. Additionally, CMT will world premiere Hurd’s first music for “Good As You Think I Am” TODAY on and across all platforms on Friday, October 30. The video can be viewed on CMT and the network’s 24/7 digital music channel, CMT Pure, as well as CMT’s digital platforms including and the CMT Artists App.

“Ryan is already established in Nashville as a talented, emerging singer/songwriter,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy and Talent, CMT. “Now, CMT is excited to introduce Ryan Hurd the artist! We’re thrilled to share his music, and can’t wait for fans to meet him in-person on the road with us this fall.”

Admission to the Official CMT On Tour After Party is free to anyone with a CMT On Tour ticket. Hurd is set to perform in the following cities:

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CMT on Tour Dates with Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett Revealed!

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In the tradition of the annual CMT On Tour, Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett intend to deliver a set that surprises fans and leaves no one in their seat when “CMT On Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett – Suits & Boots” kicks off this fall. The headliners revealed the list of cities and dates for the 14th annual fall tour today, which officially kicks off October 29 in New York City. Rounding out the tour as special guest and the only female is Danielle Bradbery, season four winner of The Voice.

Fans can expect a high-octane set from the pair as Eldredge and Thomas Rhett both have a lot to celebrate. CMT on Tour is the first headlining tour for Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, and the pair currently dominates two of the coveted Top 10 spots on the country charts. The guys are also each set to launch sophomore albums this fall—Eldredge will release Illinois September 11, while Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up is out September 25. The guys discuss potential names for the upcoming tour in a fun clip released today at

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“Thomas Rhett and Brett are well on their way to becoming the superstars of our format. As they both celebrate back-to-back No. 1 singles, we’re beyond excited to have them co-headline the CMT Tour this year,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “On top of that, it’s an honor to celebrate and support Danielle Bradbery as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.”

The first on sale date for CMT on Tour is scheduled for September 11. For more information as it becomes available, visit and join the conversation on social using #CMTonTour. The full list of tour dates and cities follows.





New York, NY

Terminal 5


Salisbury, MD

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center


Salem, VA

Salem Civic Center


Bangor, ME

Cross Insurance Center


Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom


Kingston, RI

Ryan Center


Dodge City, KS

United Wireless Arena


Kearney, NE

Viaero Events Center


Sioux City, IA

Tyson Events Center


Pikeville, KY

East Kentucky Exposition Center


Independence, MO

Independence Events Center


Youngstown, OH

Covelli Centre


Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena


Bethleham, PA

Sands Casino


Kalamazoo, MI

Wings Stadium


Toledo, OH

Huntington Center


Chicago, IL

Rosemont Theatre

**More dates/markets to be announced.

“CMT On Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. Past headliners include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore. The tour is produced by Live Nation.

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