APRIL 2021  |  ISSUE 13


On April 15th, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Baseball’s color barrier when he made his historic MLB debut. Bases stolen? 29. Steals home? 19. Home Runs? 137. We honor Number 42 for his impact on Baseball, the Civil Rights Movement, and using his platform to further racial equality in America.
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You can purchase your Stars gear now during a limited edition pre-sale today through April 20. Proceeds to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Empowerment Pursuit.  

For over 15 years, Jenna Davis has dedicated herself to educating students and supporting her fellow teachers in the Nashville Community. We are excited to honor this inspirational educator as our April Star of the Month.
Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year, member of the Advisory Committee of the Educator's Cooperative, and graduate student at Vanderbilt’s Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Master's program, these are just a few of Davis’ accomplishments. She considers diversity in education a priority and values community partnerships with schools. “Community resources can provide access to different opportunities,” says Davis.
She also focuses on the importance of students seeing people that look like them accomplishing their dreams and goals. “When the Sounds’ new stadium opened, we were able to bring our students there as an incentive. Just having those opportunities for students that they might not have is really impactful and it would be great to bring students to a Nashville Stars game in the future. Having those options for students to see that ‘this baseball player looks like me,’ who could’ve been an EL student as well, and to look at where they are now.”
In 2020, Davis accepted a position with Metro Nashville Public Schools overseeing three schools and their English Language Development programs, including 49 teachers and over 800 English Learning students across Davidson County. She notes that there are over 25 different languages represented at her schools. “It’s really cool seeing how many different indigenous groups there are. From Guatemala, where they’re not speaking Spanish, they’re speaking different Mayan indigenous languages.”

 “Athletes come from all over the world, it’s really important for kids to see people that look like them and know that they have opportunities after high school and college. There’s lots of opportunities available to you [students]...if they [students] had Nashville athletes that they could really look up to, I think that would be just so amazing for them.”

Bobby Bones, award-winning iHeartRadio host, TV personality and best-selling author, has joined the Community Advisory Board for Music City Baseball.

The Arkansas-native is the official in-house mentor on ABC’s American Idol and his upcoming TV series Breaking Bobby Bones premieres on National Geographic on May 31. His knowledge of the music industry and Nashville community will be pivotal in his counsel for Music City Baseball.
“I’m thrilled to join the initiative to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville,” Bones said. “Nashville is second to none in uniting sports and music, making it the perfect destination for a Major League team. I look forward to joining Music City Baseball’s efforts to honor the incredible history of the Nashville Stars, as well as pave the way for the future of MLB in Nashville.”
“Bobby is going to play a critical role in helping us generate excitement surrounding bringing a team here. His energy and enthusiasm around the cause is unmatched and we are thrilled to have him join our leadership team” said John Loar, Managing Director of Music City Baseball.


Music City Baseball is featured on the cover of the April 2021 issue of Brentwood Lifestyle.

Read more about what we are doing to bring MLB to Music City and to see more from our photoshoot. 
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