Riley Green and Jelly Roll To Helm Star-Studded Teams At 3rd Annual Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game

See the full team rosters for the event benefiting Folds Of Honor Tennessee.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 2, 2023


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Riley Green, Jelly Roll; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

On Monday, June 5, Nashville’s hottest musicians, professional athletes, comedians, and influencers will come together for a good cause: the 3rd Annual Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game benefiting Folds of Honor Tennessee.

Ahead of the highly anticipated game, Folds of Honor Tennessee revealed Riley Green and Jelly Roll as this year’s team captains. The teams have also been announced. 

June 5 At Nashville’s First Horizon Park

Team Rosters

Riley Green, Will Compton, Brantley Gilbert, Brian Littrell, Jameson Rodgers, Chris Lane, Shawn Booth, Michael Collazo, Julia Cole, Chuck Wicks, Missy Franklin, Jerry Stackhouse, Courtney Harvey, Warren Zeiders, Scuba Steve, and Jason Crabb will compete on Team Green. 

Representing Team Jelly will be Jelly Roll, Michael Chandler, Eric Cattaneo, Taylor Lewan, Morgan #2, HARDY, Lunchbox, Cortland Finnegan, RaeLynn, Charles Esten, Struggle Jennings, John Crist, ERNEST, Zachary Plese, Mitchell Tenpenny, Andrew East, Danae Hayes, and Shawn Johnson.    

Following the team announcement, Jelly Roll was quick to comment on Folds Of Honor’s post. 

“My team deserved it’s own post- I love Riley- I really do- he’s one of my closest friends – but I’m coming to smack ass next week,” he wrote. “This is war.. and WE ARE SPARTA.” 

The much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 5 at 6:30 PM at Nashville’s First Horizon Park (19 Jr Gilliam Wy) and will raise money for Folds of Honor Tennessee, an organization that supports the families of America’s fallen or disabled service members and first responders.  

Sarah Duncan, Folds of Honor Regional Development Officer of North Texas, will make an appearance as the guest speaker at the event. 

Charles Esten; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Charles Esten; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

For the past few years, the Rock ‘N Jock Celebrity Softball Game has been a fan-favorite event and this year promises to be no different.

In addition to the softball game, there will also be a celebrity Star Spangled Banner performance, celebrity commentators throughout the game, fan photos, and more. 

Tickets Are Still Available

Fans can purchase tickets now, starting at just $20.39 each.  

The 2022 event was a huge success featuring 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). 

HARDY Photo By Andrew Wendowski (9)
HARDY Photo By Andrew Wendowski (9)

Thousands of fans came to watch as the teams battled it out on the field for a good cause. Ultimately, Team Budweiser took home the win with an overall score of 24-18. 

Those who are unable to make it to the event in Nashville and wish to donate to Folds Of Honor, can click HERE


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.

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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.