Celeb Secrets Country Hits the Ball Park for the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

Hey Celeb Secrets Country readers!

If you were following us on social media last week, you knew we were down in Nashville all week for the 2016 CMA Music FestivalA fan-favorite for twenty-six years during CMA Fest is the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, which took place on a new day this year, Tuesday, June 7th.

The event featured more than 30 music and sports stars, including Lauren Alaina, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, The Bobby Bones Show, Bucky Covington, Jessie James Decker, Charles Esten, Nick Fradiani, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, A Thousand Horses, Tristan McIntosh, Bret Michaels, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Jamie Lynn Spears, Mark Wills, Brett Young and former Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito.

Memorable moments on the field included multiple inside the park homeruns, double plays, and some crazy antics leading to tying the score up at 18 in the final inning. Team iHeart Country and Team Opry ended in a tie game with a final score of 18 to 18. While neither team can walk away with bragging rights this year, it is the patients at City of Hope who are the real winners with more than $200,000 raised for cancer research.

Celeb Secrets Country hit the green carpet before the stars headed to bat! Craig Wayne Boyd, Bobby Bones, Danielle Bradbery, Nick Fradiani, Scotty McCreery, Tristan McIntosh, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Brett Young shared what they were looking forward to most at the game, why this is a fan-favorite at CMA Fest, and what other organizations they support — check out the videos below!

For more information on how to help #strikeoutcancer, visit http://cityofhope.org.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.