Justin Timberlake 'thrilled' to join effort to bring MLB to Nashville

Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 19:40:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Pop superstar Justin Timberlake says he’s “thrilled” to join the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville.

Timberlake is listed as a Music Industry Advisor on the Music City Baseball Leadership Team – a team that also includes Vanderbilt head baseball coach Tim Corbin and former MLB manager Tony La Russa.

"I am thrilled to be involved in the movement to bring Major League Baseball to the great state of Tennessee,” Timberlake said in a statement. “I believe in Music City Baseball’s vision of linking baseball and music in a unique way to unite and entertain people and I am excited to help generate awareness throughout the community as we share our vision for bringing MLB to Music City.”

Music City Baseball also confirmed Timberlake’s involvement, saying:

“We are pleased to welcome Justin Timberlake to our growing leadership team. We will benefit immensely from his incredible talent – his passion and enthusiasm for this effort are contagious and will be beneficial as we expand our visibility across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our foundation is built on the love of baseball, opportunity and inclusion. We appreciate Justin’s partnership and are excited to work with him on this amazing effort.”

Several Country stars, including Kix Brooks, Eric Church and Luke Combs, are also listed as Music Industry Advisors on the group’s website.