Watch Carrie Underwood Flip the Switch at 10th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” to Fight Breast Cancer

Watch Carrie Underwood Flip the Switch at 10th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” to Fight Breast Cancer

Carrie Underwood joined forces with the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 26 for the 10th annual Opry Goes Pink show in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Carrie flipped the switch on the Grand Ole Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as she took the stage to perform two shows that evening. Carrie also flipped the switch on the inaugural Opry Goes Pink show in 2009.

“Every time I get to step out on the Opry stage is an honor, but tonight was extra special,” said Carrie. “When I flipped that switch and saw the Opry barn light up pink, it was just overwhelming and powerful knowing what the night meant for so many women. It was so beautiful to see so many survivors in the audience and backstage, and to be able to celebrate them and their fight.”

In addition to Carrie’s performances, a number of artists took the stage, including cancer survivors Anita Cochran, Karen Mills and Rita Wilson, as well as Ronnie Milsap, Riders in the Sky, and Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat.

The Opry will donate $5 from each ticket sold since the announcement of the show in September to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Watch Carrie flip the switch in the video below, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

photo courtesy of Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson