City of Hope Softball 2018: Trent Harmon to Sing Anthem, Lauren Alaina Returns

Trent Harmon City of Hope 2017

City of Hope’s 28th annual Celebrity Softball Game continues to announce talent for the Saturday, June 9, event at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Bobby Bones, Brandi Cyrus, Lauren Alaina, Tegan Marie, Marc Mariani, Lucas Hoge, Jay Cutler and Trent Harmon have been added to the list of talent participating in the event. Teams iHeart Radio and Grand Ole Opry will meet at the field for a friendly competition for a great cause.

Office Depot will join the game for the first time as a supporting sponsor. Other notable partners include CMA Fest, U.S. Army, Grand Ole Opry and iHeart Radio.

Big Machine artist and Season 15 winner of ABC’s American Idol Trent Harmon will also perform the national anthem. Trent is ready to release his debut album You Got ‘Em All on May 18.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game veteran and national radio personality Bobby Bones will continue as iHeart’s team captain. Reigning ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina will return to the game after several years of support. DJ, fashion blogger and member of the Cyrus dynasty Brandi Cyrus will play in the game for the first time. Warner Music Nashville artist Tegan Marie, 14, one of the youngest female country singers to sign a record deal in decades, will also participate in the game.

As previously announced, the Scott Brothers are warming up for some sibling rivalry this year and Naomi Judd, who participated in the game in the early ‘90s, is dusting off her glove and returning as a play-by-play guest announcer. More talent will be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now at As always, 100 percent of event net profits benefit City of Hope. For more information, visit

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