Grand Ole Opry Raising Breast Cancer Awareness with LeAnn Rimes, Natalie Grant and Mandisa
The National Football League isn't the only organization that's going pink in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In fact, there are probably literally hundreds of groups denoting the cause. In terms of music, it's hard to find a genre more involved than the country music scene. Even pop music with all of its female superstars struggles to live up to Nashville, both male and female country musicians. Once again, the historic Grand Ole Opry barn will be lit-up pink to raise awareness.
Beginning on October 5, $5 from every traditional 7 p.m. show played at the Grand Ole Opry will go toward Women Rock For The Cure, an organization supporting young women with breast cancer.
Grand Ole Opry certainly has women ready to rock for the cure.
LeAnn Rimes will be the honorary switch-flipper when the barn goes pink on October 22. The night will involve performances from Rimes, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Natalie Grant, and American Idol's Mandisa. It will be the latter's first time performing at the Opry.
Country musicians have long shown support for the breast cancer cause. During the last couple of years, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban have all hosted breast cancer fundraising concerts. Urban has made it a habit of playing a pink Fender during October, and Pickler got to flip the switch at last year's "Opry Goes Pink" event. McBride may have one-upped Pickler and Rimes during 2011: She lit the entire Empire State Building pink.