Jelly Roll, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers & More Confirmed For 3rd Annual Folds Of Honor Celebrity Golf Tournament

The event will take place on Monday, July 31.

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 17, 2023

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Jelly Roll, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Jordan Davis, Jameson Rodgers, RaeLynn, and more are set to take part in the 3rd annual Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting Folds of Honor Tennessee.

The charity tournament will take place on Monday, July 31 at The Governors Club, located at 9681 Concord Rd in Brentwood TN. Registration for the event is set to begin at 9 AM and then the 3rd annual Celebrity Golf Tournament’s opening ceremony will kick off at 10:30 AM with a shotgun start at 11 AM. 

The annual event brings together some of Nashville’s prestigious celebrities and recognizable business professionals emphasizing fun while fundraising.

In addition to Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Davis, Rodgers and RaeLynn, John Crist, Michael Ray, John Schneider, Melissa Joan Hart and more are also confirmed as celebrity players at the event. Additional talent will be announced in the coming weeks.

The celebrity talent unite with Folds of Honor to support their noble mission of providing opportunities to the families of our nation’s injured, fallen veterans and first responders in the form of educational scholarships. 

“Our Celebrity Golf Tournament is an event I look forward to every year at The Governors Club,” said Executive Director of Folds of Honor Tennessee Jenner Kreifels. “It’s such a fun day bringing together corporate America with our friends in sports and entertainment for a day of fundraising on the course. We aim to have the reputation as the most fun golf tournament in the city.”

Executive Board President of Folds of Honor Tennessee Matt Frauenshuh, added, “It is truly amazing to see all of the companies who are represented out at The Governors Club in support of the Folds of Honor mission. The past two years, this tournament has raised over 60 life changing scholarships. Our goal is to keep growing year after year.”

See this year’s full event schedule below.

9:00 – Registration/Grab ‘n Go breakfast/Range Open

10:30 – Opening Ceremony

11:00 – Shotgun start

4:30 – Dinner Buffet and Silent Auction Open

5:30 – Guest Speaker and Live Auction

6:15 – Concert

7:00pm Reception Ends

Lee Brice, Dee Jay Silver, Jelly Roll; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Last year, Kid Rock, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Jelly Roll, Jordan Rowe, Tyler Braden, Walker Montgomery, Dee Jay Silver, Hannah Ellis, Nick Wayne and more traded their stage wear for golf attire and raised more than $324,000 for Folds of Honor Tennessee. 

At the time, Brice, who has helped organize the event for the past two years, said he is always willing to step up in support of Folds of Honor. 

“Just hearing their story and why they started this thing for the families of the veterans who don’t make it back. We can’t do enough for those people who have been sacrificing more than just even the ultimate sacrifice but all the time and the years they’ve sacrificed,” he shared.

Lee Brice; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Rodgers is a longtime supporter of Folds of Honor as well. 

“They’re giving scholarships to family members of fallen soldiers, is there a cooler organization than that? Between this and the softball game…it’s a great organization and I am proud to be here,” he said while on the golf course.

Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Folds Of Honor began with Lt Col Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled.

As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt Col Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob.

Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life to rallying patriotic Americans and meeting sacrifice with hope through the Folds of Honor. Since 2007, we’ve provided life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military. And now, our mission expands to the families of America’s first responders. On our watch, those who protect our freedoms and our families will know they are not forgotten.

To donate or learn more about Folds Of Honor, visit the non-profit organization’s official website HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.