The MLB is back! Fans across the country will tune in to Opening Day on April 1 to celebrate Major League Baseball, but no one loves America's favorite pastime quite like country music stars. Country singers throughout Tennessee are passionate fans of their hometown teams, but still support local teams when they travel across the country to perform.
They may be talented singers, songwriters, and musicians, but these country artists sure know how to rock baseball gear, too.
1. Vince Gill
Vince Gill has been a long-time participant in the celebrity softball game in Nashville, benefiting the City of Hope.
2. Brett Eldredge
Illinois native Brett Eldredge is a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. When his beloved Cubbies took home the World Series title in 2016, Eldredge had the honor of performing in their celebratory homecoming parade.
3. Luke Combs
Looks like Luke Combs had some fun at the Los Angeles Angels game!
4. Tim McGraw
Athletic talent runs in the family. Tim McGraw's father, Tug McGraw, was a professional baseball player for the New York Mets. Tim followed in his father's footsteps and attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship. But an injury sustained while playing baseball prevented him from pursuing a career as a professional athlete. Instead, he moved to Nashville to chase his dream of becoming a country star.
5. Jason Isbell
As an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, it makes sense Jason Isbell has an in with the team mascot.
6. Kenny Chesney
Baseball caps are a staple in Kenny Chesney's closet, so it's no surprise he's pictured here supporting the Boston Red Sox.
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7. Brad Paisley
Think it's safe to say that Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers...
8. Thomas Rhett
Despite a hectic touring schedule, Thomas Rhett will still support the local sports teams when he's in town. The superstar is rocking a particularly cool Detroit Tigers jersey in this pic.
9. Garth Brooks
Grammy winner Garth Brooks has won Entertainer of the Year multiple times at the Country Music Association Awards. But that doesn't stop him from playing some ball with the kids when he's in town! In Kansas City, you have to support the Royals, how could you not?
10. Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery grew up playing baseball. But his high school athletic career ended early when started pursuing his music career and won American Idol.
11. Luke Bryan
He may be a Georgia boy, but how do you not wear Chicago cubs gear when playing a show in their historic ballpark?
12. Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean swapped in his cowboy hat for a baseball cap when he appeared on the Great American Country show Day Jobs. Aldean is a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves and has even participated in their spring training.
This article was originally posted in March of 2017 but has since been updated.
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