Kellie Pickler, Courtney Barnett and Jason Isbell Rally to Fight Breast Cancer with 'Ten Bands, One Cause' Pink Vinyl Reissues
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts Oct. 1, 10 bands and artists are reissuing some of their records on pink vinyl Sept. 30.
Among the artists included in the "Ten Bands, One Cause" initiative are Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, Americana Honors & Awards favorite Jason Isbell, punk rockers Against Me!, Alabama soul outfit St. Paul and The Broken Bones and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler.
Billboard reports that $1 from every sale will go toward Gilda's Club NYC, a nonprofit named after Saturday Night Live pioneer Gilda Radner, who succumbed to ovarian cancer in 1989.
RED Distribution came up with the idea and Andy Brody, director of indie sales and marketing for the company, said around 10,000 units would be sent to retailers and webstores by the release date.
Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace spoke to Billboard about the breast cancer awareness marketing move because other pink brands come under fire for taking advantage of the cause to cash in unfairly.
"It's tough because I already got a little criticism for it," she said. "Someone criticized me online, saying, 'That's so cool, you're giving a buck only?' That's totally valid, I was happy to donate all of the money we received from the 500 copies."
But Grace had no say in the financial dealings.
"We were just approached with it," she added. "They asked if we wanted to be a part of it. I mean, of course. There is literally nothing I had to do except press 500 on pink vinyl and it's going to a good cause."
See the full list of artists below along with their albums:
Temples: Sun Structures
Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Jason Isbell: Southeastern
Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Kellie Pickler: The Woman I Am
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Nothing: Guilty of Everything
St. Paul and The Broken Bones: Half the City
In This Moment: Blood