Jason Aldean’s 11th annual Concert for the Cure returned to Nashville as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s eight annual Opry Goes Pink showcase last night (Oct. 25). Jason flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Opry’s two shows, which included performances from Jason, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Young, Cassadee Pope, Jeannie Seely and Mickey Guyton.
Jason presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from more than $450,000 raised on his 2016 Six String Circus Tour throughout the year, with this year’s contribution taking the grand total to more than $3.3 million for the fight against breast cancer. Jason has been an avid supporter toward the fight against breast cancer since losing a dear friend to the disease in 2004.
“It was a pretty full-circle moment for me to be able to bring this show back to Nashville where it got started as we go over the $3 million mark,” said Jason. “I could see a lot of family and friends out in the audience this year, which is a big reminder that we still have to keep fighting this 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.
Check out the photo gallery below and a video of Jason flipping the switch.
photos by Chris Hollo