We can see it now. It’s a beautiful Saturday evening. We have an ice-cold beer in one hand, and a massive hot dog in the other. We are rocking our new favorite jersey for the Nashville Stars. Life is good. Well, it has the potential to be excellent as Darius Rucker has joined Luke Combs, Kane Brown, and Justin Timberlake in voicing their support to bring the people of Nashville an MLB team.
Tennessee has the Titans in the NFL, the Predators in the NHL, the Grizzlies in the NBA, and as of this year, the Nashville SC in the MLS. What is the only piece missing from this puzzle? An MLB team.
Darius Rucker Gives Support
We are not the only ones to agree. Artists from different genres have shown their support for the Nashville Stars. Investors like Darius Rucker, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, and Justin Timberlake are all rallying troops in support.
They can count us in!
They will also sit on the Music City Baseball advisory board, announced People in an exclusive. The four artists are said to bring with them “deep music industry influence.”
“I have always been a big fan of Major League Baseball, so I’m excited about being part of bringing a team to Tennessee,” said Rucker in a press release. “Nashville is already a great home to several professional sports teams, and I believe baseball is the next step in continuing Nashville’s reputation as one of the greatest cities in the United States.”
The last teams to join the MLB were the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Rays in 1998.
It sounds like this is 22 years overdue.
The Nashville Stars
The name “Nashville Stars” derives from a former Negro Major League team that called Nashville home.
Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum, said that they are committed to honoring the history of the name.
“Music City Baseball is committed to elevating the heritage of our game. This initiative lays the foundation for Major League Baseball to make history and continue to advance our sport with the unprecedented naming of a franchise in honor of the Negro Leagues,” said Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum, in a statement. “We are proud to partner and support this historic effort.”