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Singer & songwriter Brett Young performs at the Ryman Auditorium on September 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

For several of today’s country stars, two sports were an essential part of growing up: baseball and football. Of course, there’s a football franchise in music city, but when it comes to professional baseball, it’s hard to find. 

Brett Young is the latest artist to join a growing group called Music City Baseball, whose goal is to bring a baseball franchise to Nashville. The group dedicated to this task consists of business professionals, baseball experts, and in true Nashville style, musician advisors such as Darius Rucker, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Eric Church, Kix Brooks, Ryan Hurd, Mitchell Tenpenny, and now Brett Young. 

Brett is a natural addition to this group as scouts for Minnesota eyed him as a high-school draftee. Brett ultimately decided to go to Ole Miss, on fittingly, a baseball scholarship. 

Once enough money is raised through the group, the team is expected to be named the Nashville Stars. Nothing is set in stone, but the Music City Baseball group hopes they can prove that a franchise would be successful in Nashville. 

However, one thing is certain. I’ll be in the stands for the first potential Sox/Stars game in Music City.