Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America and a breast cancer survivor, will serve as a special guest announcer for a portion of the Grand Ole Opry and Women Rock for the Cure’s ‘Opry Goes Pink’ first show on October 22. Robin will introduce acts as well as the Women Rock For The Cure Honorary Survivor of the Year, Yolanda Smith. Martina McBride will also be on hand to both perform and flip the switch that will turn the Opry’s backdrop pink for the night’s first show. Fans can watch the show live on GAC during Opry Live at 9/8 CT.
Kellie Pickler will also be a part of the Opry Goes Pink show. She’ll both perform and flip the switch to turn the backdrop pink for the second show of the night. “My grandmother, who raised me and was my angel, died of cancer and I’m honored to participate in every way I can to help bring awareness and raise money to fight this horrible disease,” Kellie said.
Opry.com will also turn pink for the day and is hosting an online pink auction benefitting Women Rock For The Cure. Items up for auction include one-of-a-kind Opry experiences and items autographed by artists performing on the Opry Goes Pink show.
Opry Goes Pink will also reach out to the Opry’s social media. Fans can follow @opry and @MartinaMcBride on Twitter to share a message about the fight against cancer followed by the hashtag #LoveYouThroughIt. Several of the messages will be selected to appear on the Opry’s barn screen during Martina’s performance.
Five dollars from every ticket sold to both of the night’s shows will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure. Artists scheduled to perform include Martina, Kellie, Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Ronnie Milsap, and more as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors.
Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.