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DRAFT DAY IN NASHVILLE BEGINS TODAY WITH LUKE BRYAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, DARIUS, VINCE, LBT AND MORE.

DRAFT DAY IN NASHVILLE BEGINS TODAY WITH LUKE BRYAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, DARIUS, VINCE, LBT AND MORE.
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Darius Rucker
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban
Little Big Town
Luke Bryan
Vince Gill

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.

 

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.  

“Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts and ESPN’s Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and the entire College GameDay Built by The Home Depot eight-time Emmy® Award-winning crew will headline night one of ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft. Actor Jeremy Renner (The Avengers: End Game) will also join the crew.  Luke’s NFL Draft appearance will be a reunion for Bryan and College GameDay, as Bryan served as the show’s guest picker during the show’s 2018 season-opening episode.

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.

 

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.

For a schedule of the NFL Draft, go to ABC.com  and ESPN.com. For a list of fun events and performances, go to titansonline.com.

Audio / Darius Rucker, a professed Miami Dolphins fan since he was five, talks about how much he loves football.

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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.”

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Video / Jason Fitz goes one-on-one with Nashville Legacies, as ABC/ESPN bring you an exclusive NFL Draft 2019 All Access Pass.

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