Craig Campbell attends the Craig Campbell 2013 Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Public Square on June 4, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Story by Lauren Krivos
Craig Campbell invited fans to watch his 1st Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Public Square in downtown Nashville on June 4th. The tournament benefited colon cancer awareness and research and proceeds went to The TJ Martell Foundation. The event was a huge success, collecting more than $15,000. The cause hits close to home for Craig and he is very passionate about it because his father passed away at the age of 36 with colon cancer.
Although this was only the first year for the tournament, the event had a great turnout and GAC host Storme Warren was the guest emcee. Craig announced to the crowd that he wants to eventually try to break the world record for the most cornhole games going on at once and grow the benefit big enough take over LP Field in Nashville.
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Not only did Craig host the tournament, but he and his game partner Eric Lindsey also ended up winning first place in the Cornhole Challenge.
Other celebrities who came out and participated in the tournament included GAC host Suzanne Alexander, Love and Theft, Jerrod Niemann, Gloriana, The Farm, Greg Bates, Lo Cash Cowboys, Rachel Bradshaw, Whitney Duncan, Chase Rice, Rob Bironas from the Tennessee Titans, James Wesley, Dean Alexander and Ryan Kinder.
Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Little Big Town will host the annual Ride For a Cure benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation on June 10 in Nashville. This will be the group’s sixth year hosting the ride. The ride will be followed up by a lunch hosted by Applebee’s, a live auction and a concert featuring performances by Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Love and Theft and Dean Alexander.
This year’s ride will stay true to previous years, with the exception of a new starting location for registering and the pre-ride Jam Session, which will now take place at Mickey Roo’s. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with performances by Cali Rodi and others on the welcome stage. The ride will depart at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and performances beginning at noon. Continue Reading
Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.
The lineup for the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza and the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage have been announced. The two concerts will provide fans with over 40 hours of concerts for free. The CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-10. “Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said.
The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to this year’s CMA Music Festival with concerts and activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival. The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is a fan favorite and a great place to catch up and coming country artists.
Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:
Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Jane Fricke and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore & Moore
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM Cledus T. Judd
Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Drake White
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Blackberry Smoke Continue Reading