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Underwood, Gill, Nichols play ball

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, Craig Morgan, Justin Moore and Jason Aldean are among the artists playing at the City of Hope's 20th annual Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 7 in Nashville. Rival teams Grand Ole Opry and After MidNite with Blair Garner announced their team drafts.

The Celebrity Softball Challenge in Nashville has raised more than $2 million for City of Hope, a leading research, education and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Playing for the After MidNite with Blair Garner team are Gill, Nichols, Bryan, Keith Anderson, baseball player Ben Broussard, Chuck Wicks, David Nail, Josh Thompson, comedienne Melissa Peterman, JP Dumont of the Nashville Predators, CMT's Katie Cook as emcee, Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinart of Gloriana, Randy Montana, Savannah Jack, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ken Amato and Donnie Nickey of the Titans and Whitney Duncan.

In addition to Underwood, Grand Ole Opry team players include Brian Lambert as coach, Aldean, Cheyenne Kimball and Tom Gossin of Gloriana, Craig Morgan, Colt Ford, Felix Cavaliere, Jaron & the Long Road to Love, Wade Belak of the Nashville Predators, Julianne Hough, Justin Moore, Mallary Hope, Great American Country's host of "Headline Country" Storme Warren as emcee, The Band Perry, Titans Courtland Finnegan and Justin Gage, Trailer Choir and Two Foot Fred.

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