2017 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game Sets Record Breaking Attendance

Every year country fans from around the world gather in Nashville, Tennessee for a fun-filled week of music, activities, and the chance to meet some of country music’s biggest stars. The 27th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game was just one of the many events that took place this year at the 2017 CMA Music Festival.  With a record-breaking attendance, celebrities and fans rallied together to support a great cause that is close to the hearts of many.  Country Music Minute was there to capture the thoughts from a few of your favorite celebrity players about this horrible disease called Cancer. Tune in here to find out what they had to say!

“When you get dealt a bad hand you just have to readjust, regroup, keep your faith, believe in a higher power and know that you can overcome anything and you just got to believe.” – Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 10: A group photo of both teams at the 27th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park on June 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Of Hope)

Reba McEntire kicked off the event by singing the National Anthem, followed by a performance of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by Sara Evans. Team Captain for iHeart Media, Bobby Bones and Team Captain for Sirius XM/Grand Ole Opry, Bill Cody led with the traditional coin toss.

Artists in attendance were Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Jessie James Decker and her husband and NFL player, Eric Decker, Lauren Alaina, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley of USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best,” Lunchbox, Eddie, and Ray of the Bobby Bones Show, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “The Property Brothers,” The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery, Aaron Watson, Jackie Lee, Trent Harmon, Maggie Rose, Miss Tennessee, Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, and Kaitlyn Bristowe andShawn Booth of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit cityofhope.org.




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