PHOTOS: Kane Brown, Jessie James Decker, HARDY, & More Step Up To The Plate For Folds Of Honor at Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game
The star-studded event raised thousands of dollars in support of military families.
Kane Brown, Jessie James Decker, HARDY; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Dozens of country music artists and athletes gathered at Nashville’s First Horizon Park for The Folds of Honor Tennessee 2nd Annual Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game on Monday, June 6.
With all proceeds benefiting the families of America’s fallen and injured service members, the star-studded event brought out thousands of fans in support of the cause.
The game kicked off with a performance of the National Anthem by two-time GRAMMY winner Jason Crabb.
Facing off against each other was Team Budweiser (Kane Brown, Jameson Rodgers, Chris Lane, Mitchell Tenpenny, John Crist, ERNEST, Julia Cole, Hannah Cook, HARDY, Raymundo, Jason Crabb, Chip Esten, Alexandra Kay, Melanie Collins, and Cortland Finnegan) and Team US Ventures (Riley Green, Shawn Booth, Jimmie Allen, Chuck Wicks, Will Compton, Eric Decker, Jessie James Decker, Missy Franklin, Morgan Huelsman, Tyler Braden, Jelly Roll, Andrew East, Shawn Johnson and Michael Ray).
The players brought their A-game and the artists proved their talents extend beyond the stage as they showcased their sportsmanship on the field.
It was an intense battle between the teams, but it was Team Budweiser who pulled off the win with an overall score of 24-18.
HARDY was named the offensive MVP for the evening, while Hannah Cook was crowned the defensive MVP.
Following the game, Rock ‘N Jock presented Folds Of Honor Tennessee with a check for $65,000.
Rock ‘N Jock was an excellent way to kick off CMA Fest week in Nashville.
See additional photos from The Folds of Honor Tennessee 2nd Annual Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game below.
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.