When it comes to hits, Justin Moore has cranked out one Grand Slam after another in his multiple No.1 chart-toppers, amounting to his over one million records sold. But this weekend, the avid baseball fan will take a break from the Crushin’ It World Tour with Brad Paisley to try his hand at a new kind of hit making, as he participates in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12th at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Moore, alongside fellow ACM New Artist of The Year award-winner Cole Swindell, will represent the country genre on the long list of celebrity participants from various facets of entertainment including: Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish), Nick Lachey, Macklemore, Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals), Jennie Finch (Olympic softball gold medalist), Olivia Holt, Chad Lowe and many others.
“I’m stoked to break out the spikes again,” Moore said. “Baseball is my favorite sport, and one I’ve played my whole life. I may be a little rusty, but it’s just like riding a bike. Should be fun to get back on the diamond with all the other folks playing.”
In between innings, Moore will host CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown, capturing one-on-one interviews and fun antics with some of the top celebrity participants. The episode will premiere on Saturday, July 18th at 9/8 a.m. CT and re-air on July 19th at 9/8 a.m. CT.
The MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be nationally televised by ESPN immediately following the Gilette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders on Monday, July 13th. Don’t forget to tune in!
Catch Moore out on the road in the following upcoming cities as part of Brad Paisley’s Crushin’ It World Tour (dates below). In between dates, Moore is working on music for his much anticipated fourth album for The Valory Music Co.
July 10 – Rhinelander, WI | Hodag Country Festival
July 11 – Fort Loramie, OH | Country Concert at Hickory Lakes
July 15 – Glen Allen, VA | Innsbrook Pavilion
July 16 – Belmont, OH | Jamboree In The Hills
July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH | Blossom Music Center
July 18 – Brooklyn, MI | Faster Horses Festival
July 24 – Bethel, NY | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 25 – Hartford, CT | Xfinity Theatre
July 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31 – Mountain Home, ID | Mountain Home Country Music Festival
August 1 – Camrose, Alberta, Canada | Big Balley Jamboree
August 7 – Oro, Ontario, Canada | Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
August 13 – West Allis, WI | Wisconsin State Fair Park
August 14 –Des Moines, IA | Iowa State Fairgrounds
August 15 – Sedalia, MO | Missouri State Fairgrounds
August 16 – Springfield, IL | Illinois State Fair
August 22- Hinckley, MN | Grand Casino Hinkley Amphitheater
August 36 – Meadville, PA | Crawford County Fair
August 28 – Cincinnati, OH | Riverbend Music Center
August 29 – Noblesville, IN | Klipsch Music Center
August 30 – Maryland Heights, MO | The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 11 – Madera, CA | Madera District Fair
September 12 – Las Vegas, NV | Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
September 13 – Pomona, CA | LA County Fair
September 17 – Albuquerque, NM | Isleta Amphitheater
September 18 – Denver, CO | Pepsi Center
September 19 – Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre
September 25 – Mansfield, MA | Xfinity Center
September 27 – Virginia Beach, VA | Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
October 2 – Tampa, FL | MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 3 – West Palm Beach, FL | Cruzan Amphitheatre
Author: Buddy Iahn
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