CRAIG CAMPBELL TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CORNHOLE CHALLENGE IN NASHVILLE JUNE 6

Craig Campbell

Third One Million Strong Benefit Follows Tournament To Raise Awareness For Colorectal Cancer

Non-Profit Fight CRC, Mayor Megan Barry and Fellow Country Artists Join The Fight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2017) – RED BOW Records’ country artist Craig Campbell is set to host the 5th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge and third One Million Strong benefit in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, June 6. The afternoon-to-evening event will raise funds for the non-profit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) which works to increase awareness, education and research for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among adults. Building on last year’s success which raised over $35,000, the fundraiser will take place at a new venue; local favorite City Winery. The cornhole challenge will face off at 2:30pm followed by the benefit dinner at 6:00pm.

A Fight CRC national spokesperson, Campbell was only 11 when he lost his father at age 36 to colorectal cancer. He started his campaign five years ago because he wanted to do something to bring awareness to this disease.
“I can’t believe this is our fifth year having the cornhole tournament! I’m so proud that we can still do this event, raising money and awareness to fight colorectal cancer,” shared Campbell. “I always get excited knowing we are gonna have a great time throwing bags all while doing what we can to erase this terrible disease.”

During the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge, artists are paired against fans that have bid online for the opportunity to play. Celebrities including Dee Jay Silver, Trent Harmon, Nascar driver Scott Lagasse, Jr., Jackie Lee, Love and Theft, Jerrod Niemann, Parmalee, Michael Ray and Thompson Square are joining the fight this year with more to be announced. Taking place outside City Winery, fans can stop by the open event to watch their favorite artists participate.

Immediately following, Campbell will host the One Million Strong benefit. The evening includes a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and an intimate concert with Campbell, Rivers Rutherford and more special guests to be announced. Nashville leaders, Mayor Megan Barry and Chief Medical Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Andrea Willis will offer remarks and colorectal cancer survivors will share their stories of hope and inspiration. Larry Nall, Senior Vice President of Provider Network Management, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will be recognized for his leadership around colorectal cancer awareness and advocacy. All proceeds for both events benefit Fight CRC.

For a chance to play in the competition, participate in the online auction featuring items donated by artists and to purchase VIP tickets (VIP seating, celebrity Meet & Greet, ticket to the benefit dinner) for the 5th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge click here.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the One Million Strong benefit dinner click here.

Campbell is currently playing select shows nationwide and on August 8 will join Luke Bryan’s HUNTIN’ FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY TOUR. In between tour stops, he is in the studio working on his RED BOW Records debut album, featuring lead track and critically-acclaimed single, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

For more information on Craig Campbell and tour dates, visit www.craigcampbell.tv.

ABOUT CRAIG CAMPBELL:
Campbell launched on to the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged five consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre’s most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013). The gifted songwriter co-wrote Garth Brooks “All American Kid” off of MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan – shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.
ABOUT FIGHT COLORECTAL CANCER:
Fight CRC is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit FightCRC.org.
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