Jason Aldean brought his 11th annual Concert for the Cure home to Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 25) for the eighth annual Opry Goes Pink show in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Aldean kicked off the show by flipping the switch to turn the Opry’s iconic barn backdrop pink.
During his five-song set, he presented a big check donation of $450, 883 to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The total reflects the proceeds from every ticket sold on his 2016 tour. Since its inception, Aldean’s Concert for the Cure initiative has raised $3.3 million for the non-profit organization.
“The very first year we ever did this show was at the Wildhorse Saloon,” he said, “and I don’t even think I had a hit yet. I was still relatively unknown act and I think we made $38,000 that night and gave it to the Nashville chapter of Susan G. Komen. This year we wanted to partner with the Opry and bring that money back to Nashville where it kind of started.”
Additionally, $5 from every ticket sold for this week’s Tuesday night Opry will support Women Rock For the Cure, a local non-profit committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer.
The night included inspiring performances by Jeannie Seely, Mickey Guyton, Montgomery Gentry, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family and Chris Young, the latter of whom brought out surprise guest Cassadee Pope for a performance of their CMA-nominated No. 1, “Think of You.”
Check out some of the photo highlights from Tuesday night: