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Grand Ole Opry goes pink

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – The Grand Ole Opry is joining Women Rock For The Cure in the fight against breast cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 30 with the Opry's fourth annual "Opry Goes Pink" show. Kellie Pickler, who recently shaved her own head to show solidarity to a childhood friend facing cancer, will flip the switch on the Opry's barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night.

The special show will also include performances by Jana Kramer, The Farm and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.

Beginning today, when fans order tickets to the Oct. 30 show, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 11.

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