As the Grand Ole Opry continues its 95th anniversary celebration this month, the show joined together with Susan G. Komen® and Komen Central Tennessee Saturday night in the fight against breast cancer for the Opry’s 12th annual Opry Goes Pink show. Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, and Rita Wilson with Victoria Shaw and Erin Kinsey performed on the Opry’s 4,797th Saturday night broadcast.
Little Big Town got the night started by flipping the switch to turn the Opry’s signature barn pink, then returned to the stage later for performances of favorites including “Pontoon,” “Boondocks,” and “Wine, Beer, Whiskey,” among others. The award-winning group also introduced their friend Lauren Alaina, who performed “Run,” “Getting Good,” and “Road Less Traveled.”
Wilson, a breast cancer survivor herself, was joined by Victoria Shaw and Erin Kinsey to perform the moving new song “PINK”. Written by Shaw, Kinsey and Jodi Marr, the song offers hope for a future when no one loses someone they love to breast cancer and “PINK is just another color.” Released across all digital retailers Wednesday, the song features Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans and Wilson. This special collaboration benefits Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.
Next Saturday, October 31, Opry members Clint Black and Steve Wariner will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT for the 4,948th Saturday night broadcast. The show will air on Circle and Gray TV stations as well as DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion livestream on Circle All Access Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Opry can also be heard on 650 WSM-AM, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM: Willie’s Roadhouse.
The return of Friday night performances and the expansion of both Friday and Saturday night shows to two hours will begin November 6. Tickets are on sale now at opry.com.
Earlier this month, Circle announced streaming distribution partnerships with Roku, Inc., Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO FREE Channels and XUMO, bringing the network’s country lifestyle original programming to 88 million monthly active users. Check CircleAllAccess.com for complete programming information.
An in-venue audience of 1,100 was in attendance in compliance with operating plans developed in collaboration with the Nashville Public Health Department that include socially distanced seating, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices.
About the Grand Ole Opry:Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Central TennesseeKomen Central Tennessee is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across 41-counties in Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. For more information, call 615-383-0017 or visit komencentraltennessee.org.