Craig Campbell & Friends Raise $35,000 to Fight Colorectal Cancer at 7th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge

Craig Campbell & Friends Raise $35,000 to Fight Colorectal Cancer at 7th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge

Craig Campbell found himself in a familiar role on June 4 as he hosted his 7th annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge to benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC).

A number of Craig’s country music-loving friends joined the fun inside Nashville’s Omni Hotel, including his wife Mindy, Jerrod Niemann, Jimmie Allen, Lauren Alaina, Adam Craig, Ernest, Trea Landon, Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles, Tyler Rich, DeeJay Silver, Anna Vaus, Christen Whitney, Mark Wills and Clay Walker.

This year’s event helped raise more than $35,000 for Fight CRC, a charity organization that supports research, education and awareness for colorectal cancer. Craig’s father died from colon cancer at the age of 36. Over the years, Craig has helped raise more than $335,000 as a national spokesperson for Fight CRC.

“Once again, the cornhole tournament was a huge success,” says Craig. “Thanks to everyone who worked and participated to make it all happen. I’m so proud of what we’ve done and very excited to see what we’re gonna do. We will eliminate colon cancer one bag toss at a time.”

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington