Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5:45pm

One of Country Aircheck’s “most-played artists of the decade,” Rodney Atkins will kick off a week of country music ahead of CMA Fest 2018 with his eighth annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Monday, June 4. The star-studded event will be held at Ascend Park and feature a performance by Atkins along with friends Big & Rich, as well as additional artists to be announced in the coming days.
“This show has become a highlight of every summer for me,” said Atkins. “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. We have some great artists joining us this year and I’m so grateful for their support.”
The concert is free and open to the public with first-come, first-served seating. Select artists will also be available to sign autographs in the sponsor activation area from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with performances beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Ally Bank, Carl Black Chevrolet and Wrangler® return for the eighth year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Wrangler will share live video of the show at, while Music City Gives Back will also be heard all across North America on TuneIn's "Country Roads" station, the most listened to country station on the platform.

Atkins recently released "Caught Up In The Country," the lead single off his forthcoming fifth studio album expected later this year. Big & Rich are nominated for a CMT Music Award in the 2018 Duo Video of the Year category for their hit single "California."
For continuing updates, follow Music City Gives Back at, on Twitter @MusicCityGB and on Instagram @MusicCityGivesBack.
About Rodney Atkins
Rodney Atkins is an award-winning country music singer/songwriter whose six chart-topping hits include “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” “Watching You” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows).” Having recently surpassed 13 million units sold during his notable career, Atkins also landed six songs on Country Aircheck’s “Top 100 Songs of Our Decade,” including the No. 1 most-played song with his Platinum-certified hit, “Watching You.” He recently released “Caught Up In The Country” to country radio, with a forthcoming studio album expected this fall. For more information and the latest updates, visit or follow online @RodneyAtkins.
About Big & Rich
They are America's Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, entertainers—and now the creative force behind their own label imprint, Big & Rich Records. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world. Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds—true country music game changers. With 2004’s triple-platinum Horse of a Different Color, they were able to tap into the best strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly recognizable, if not classifiable.

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