The Grand Ole Opry once again joins together with Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer with “Opry Goes Pink” on Friday, Oct. 14, presented by Humana. Grammy Award-winning Opry member Trisha Yearwood will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night.
“We all have friends and family members who are battling, have won, and those who have lost their fights against breast cancer,” she said. “Everyone who knows me knows how important this cause is to me, in particular prevention, yearly screenings, early detection, and research for effective treatments and cures. I’m honored to flip the switch and join the Grand Ole Opry in spreading information and love during Breast Cancer Awareness month."
Beginning today when fans order tickets, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the fight against breast cancer. Tickets are available at opry.com and at 800-SEE-OPRY.
Additional artists scheduled to perform include Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys and Mandy Barnett, as well as Easton Corbin, and making her Opry debut, Miko Marks.
Next week, the Opry is set to celebrate its 97th birthday with six nights of shows Oct. 4-9. The Opry will host its traditional Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night shows, as well as Thursday night’s “Opry Country Classics” – and for the special birthday week, shows have just been added on Wednesday and Sunday. Additionally, a special “Opry Loves The 90s” Studio A live fan event featuring Deana Carter and celebrating “OPRY AT 97” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. Among those scheduled for appearances on various birthday week shows are special guests Opry NextStage artist Breland, Deana Carter, Chapel Hart and Jon Pardi, plus Opry members Bill Anderson, Terri Clark, Vince Gill, The Isaacs, Jamey Johnson, Craig Morgan, Carly Pearce, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner and Chris Young.
Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, SiriusXM “Willie’s Roadhouse,” and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM, with Saturday night shows seen on the Circle Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties. For more information, visit opry.com.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.