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7th Annual ‘Darius And Friends’ Raises $197k For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Darius Rucker brought his friends together last week for a celebrity-packed benefit concert and golf tournament that again reminded the sold-out crowd of the important work done for families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while raising $197,000 for their continued efforts.

On Monday, June 6, the seventh annual Darius and Friends benefit concert took place at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. With performances from Terri Clark, Hunter Hayes, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Charley Pride, Dan Tyminski and Drake White, the concert was the unofficial kickoff of Nashville’s CMA Fest.

Terri Clark, Charley Pride and Drake White joined Rucker again the next day for the Celebrity Tee-Off, joining gold medalist Scott Hamilton, David Nail, Dustin Lynch and NASCAR driver Michael Annett. This year’s events bring the annual benefit’s total contribution to St. Jude to $857,000.

Darius and Friends is sponsored by A. O. Smith, Intel, CDW-G, Hutton Hotel, CAA, Tin Roof, Humdingers and Maverick.

Rucker is currently on his on his Good For a Good Time Tour with special guests Dan + Shay and Michael Ray.  For more information about Darius Rucker, please visit and follow @dariusrucker at Twitter.


Scotty McCreery Fan Club Donates $1,200 to Opry Trust Fund

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On Friday night June 10th, Scotty McCreery returned to the Grand Ole Opry to perform during the 2016 CMA Music Festival, where he received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd after performing a new and not yet released song, “Five More Minutes.” Backstage after his show, he spent time with two of his musical heroes, Country Music Hall of Fame members Charley Pride and Bill Anderson.

“My favorite place to perform is at the Grand Ole Opry,” said McCreery. “Being on the stage where legends have stood is an awesome feeling. Being able to hang out with legends like Charley Pride and Bill Anderson backstage is beyond imaginable to me. A little earlier in the evening I was talking with Jeannie Seely and Larry Gatlin. It’s such a privilege to get to know these amazing and talented entertainers who paved the way for all of us. This could only happen at the Opry. What a great night!”

Earlier in the day, McCreery held his Fifth Annual Fan Club Party in the Opry’s Studio A. During the photo line where he meets with each attendee, a group of his fan club members surprised him with a donation of $1,200 to the Opry Trust Fund in his honor. The Opry Trust Fund’s mission is to help those in the country music industry when they need it most by offering financial assistance during their time of need.

“I have the greatest fans in the world, and I love getting to spend time with them at my fan club party,” said the ACM and CMT Award winner. “Having them make a donation in my name to the Opry Trust Fund shows how generous and thoughtful my fans are. I’m so pleased they chose such a great cause to support as the Opry Trust Fund.”

McCreery returns to the road on June 18th in Saginaw, Michigan when he performs on the 2016 KCQ Country Music Fest.

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

Getty Images for City Of Hope

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.

Scotty McCreery Kicks Off Book Tour With Today Show Performance

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Scotty McCreery just released his book, Go Big Or Go Home: The Journey Toward The Dream, and kicked off his book tour with a performance on the Today show Tuesday.

During his segment, Scotty performed his song, “See You Tonight” and discussed the inspiration behind the book. He also was joined by actor John O’Hurley to recite pop lyrics in a dramatic fashion for Hoda and Kathy Lee to guess the song title.

After his Today show appearance, Scotty headed to Bookends in Ridgefield, New Jersey to kick off his 14 city book tour. For a list of other cities and dates, please see the list below.

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