Jelly Roll, Riley Green & More Confirmed For 2024 Rock ’N Jock Celebrity Softball Game

The star-studded event benefits Folds Of Honor.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 18, 2024


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Jelly Roll, Riley Green; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

CMA Fest is quickly approaching and details surrounding one of the most sought-after events of the week, the Folds of Honor Rock ’N Jock Celebrity Softball Game, have been announced. 

This unofficial CMA Fest event will take place on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Nashville’s First Horizon Park and will feature a star-studded lineup of artists, professional athletes, comedians, members of the military, and first responders going head-to-head in a friendly game of softball. Proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor Tennessee, an organization that is raising scholarship funds for America’s fallen and disabled service members and first responder’s families.  

RaeLynn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
RaeLynn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Who’s Playing?

This year’s game will feature celebrity players such as Jelly Roll, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Brett Young, ERNEST, Raelynn, Charles Esten, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chris Lane, Danae Hays, Julia Cole, Warren Zeiders, John Crist, Ashley Cooke, Shawn Booth, and Jeremy Looper. Additionally, Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award recipient, Lee Greenwood, will be on hand to perform “God Bless the USA” during the 7th inning stretch. 

Tenpenny, who has participated in the game for several years, said he’s all-in anytime he gets the call to support service members. 

“I mean, anything we can do for our military, obviously it’s the reason we get to come out here and goof around and play some baseball,” the chart-topping star told us. “The sacrifices they make…My granddad was in the Air Force, come from a military family like that. So just the respect I have the utmost respect for ’em. I’ve seen it firsthand. I’ve seen what they’ve done and anything we can do for military and Folds Of Honor, we’re a part of it.”

Mitchell Tenpenny, Jelly Roll; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Mitchell Tenpenny, Jelly Roll; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

How To Get Tickets

Tickets for the 2024 Folds of Honor Rock ’N Jock Celebrity Softball Game are available to purchase HERE

About Folds Of Honor

It 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.

The Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball game is just one of many fundraising events that Folds of Honor hosts throughout the year in efforts to support their mission of raising funds for scholarship fulfillments. Those who wish to donate to Folds Of Honor can click HERE.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.