Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Helps Raise More Than $3.3 Million to Fight Breast Cancer as the Opry Goes Pink

Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Helps Raise More Than $3.3 Million to Fight Breast Cancer as the Opry Goes Pink

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaF0Agc8RXE

photos by Chris Hollo

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter