“Opry Goes Pink” as Multi-Platinum Entertainer Jason Aldean’s “Concert for the Cure” Returns To Nashville In Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Benefiting Susan G. Komen® and Women Rock For The Cure™
RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean partnered with the Grand Ole Opry this evening as part of “Opry Goes Pink”, incorporating his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” in two special Opry performances staged to fight breast cancer. The superstar flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink as Aldean and others including Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Young, surprise guest Cassadee Pope, Jeannie Seely, and Mickey Guyton performed in support of breast cancer awareness and raised funds for Women Rock for the CureTM, a Nashville-based non-profit committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer, and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville chapter.
Aldean presented a check to the Susan G. Komen® Foundation from monies raised on his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR throughout the year, with this year’s contribution taking the grand total to over 3.3 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer. This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004 after losing a dear friend to the disease.
The evening kicked off with Montgomery Gentry cutting a pink ribbon and leading a pink carpet walk into the Grand Ole Opry House for the show. Breast cancer survivors and members of their support networks were followed by fans on the carpet, all pledging to support the fight against the disease.
The Opry is donating $5 from every ticket to the shows sold between the day the shows were announced and tonight to Women Rock For The Cure™. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.
About Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean has “earned his spot at the top of Country music over 11 years of hard touring and hard rocking” (Rolling Stone), as his new album THEY DON’T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 17 No. one hits. His “ever-rising stardom” (Billboard) reaches new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which includes his latest single “A Little More Summertime.” Aldean recently wrapped his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR hosting sold-out crowds throughout the country’s biggest venues. For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Marking more than nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
About Women Rock For The Cure
Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Founded in 2007, the organization works to build awareness and provide outreach programs through the power of the entertainment industry. Fueled by the annual Opry Goes Pink concert, the signature event has featured performances by Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and more. All proceeds benefit the organization’s outreach efforts, including the impactful Young Survivors Retreat, which brings together young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.