The NFL Draft has taken over downtown Nashville, and the entire city, including the country music industry is celebrating the Draft coming to Music City USA.
These Nashville stars know what it takes to succeed on the big stage.
— ESPN (@espn) April 25, 2019
You can catch Luke Bryan tonight (April 25th) for ABC’s first time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast-to-coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” beginning at 8pm ET on ABC and via streaming.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) April 24, 2019
Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on Saturday (April 27th) as part of the 2019 NFL Draft and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and ½ Marathon at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville.
Catch a FREE @DierksBentley concert, player appearances, interactive exhibits and much more.
Visit the #NFLDraft April 25-27 in downtown Nashville — FREE for all ages!
— NFL (@NFL) April 18, 2019
Also, more than 20 Nashville-based acts representing diverse genres of music will perform during the three days of activities on the Draft Main Stage and at the NFL Draft Experience, a free admission football festival held outside Nissan Stadium.
Tim McGraw will be the headline for the NFL Draft on Friday (April 26th) and GRAMMY-winning gospel music great CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem to help open NFL Draft activities today.
Darius Rucker is a well-known football fan, having said there are two times of the year — “Football season and waiting for Football season.” He’s been a Miami Dolphins fan since he was five years old, and when his band decided to make a video for “Only Wanna Be With You,” he wanted former Dolphins QB Dan Marino in the video, just so he could meet him.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-27 and is expected to bring in more than 300,000 people to downtown over three days, which would be an NFL Draft record.
Darius Rucker (football) OC: …football season. :20
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football, and I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more. For me, there’s two times a year, man — football season and waiting for football season.”