Drew Baldridge, Travis Denning and Ashley McBryde Join Music City Gives Back Lineup

It’s official: Drew Baldridge, Travis Denning and Ashley McBryde have all joined the lineup for Rodney Atkins’ eighth annual Music City Gives Back concert on June 4. Big & Rich were previously announced as the headlining artist for the night.

Music City Gives Back is a benefit concert that has raised more than $50,000 since it started in 2011. Atkins hosts the concert every year and it serves as the unofficial kickoff party for CMA Music Festival week. When talking about Baldridge, Denning, and McBryde, Atkins said, “I’ve been watching all three of these artists really take off, so I couldn’t be more excited about having them help us put on a great show to give back to the community.”

The event holds a special spot in Atkins’ heart, as the proceeds made throughout the concert go right back into the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville. Giving back to their initiative of teaching young children about the importance of music within their education, the country singer can’t wait to come back for the eighth year of helping the community he calls home.

“This show has become a highlight of every summer for me. It gets bigger and better each year, and it’s such a fun way for us to give back to the W.O. Smith Music School here in Nashville,” Atkins said previously in a press release. “We have some great artists joining us this year and I’m so grateful for their support.”

Music City Gives Back will take place at Ascend Park on Monday, June 4 with performances starting at 5 p.m. CST and is presented by Ally Bank, Carl Black Chevrolet and Wrangler. Fans in the area can attend the show for free and will also feature autograph signings earlier in the day in the sponsors area starting at 12 p.m. and running until 4 p.m. CST. Fans can follow Music City Gives Back on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for continuing updates.