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ABC's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" CO-ANCHOR ROBIN ROBERTS TO GUEST ANNNOUNCE AND PRESENT LOCAL SURVIVOR AS "OPRY GOES PINK" IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Carrie Underwood to “flip the switch” on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop Oct. 2
NASHVILLETenn.  (Sept. 28, 2009)  The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with “Opry Goes Pink,” and it is getting some help from one of America’s favorite morning news program personalities.  ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor, will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s first show, introducing acts as well as the Greater Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 2009 Honorary Survivor of the Year Tracie Shelby to the crowd. On each of the night’s shows, Opry superstar Carrie Underwood will take the stage to “flip the switch,” turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The shows will also include performances from Underwood, Terri Clark, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan,  Mindy Smith, and others as well as special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.
When fans mention the code OPRYPINK when ordering tickets via telephone or enter the same code when purchasing tickets online, $5 from the sale of those tickets will be donated to Women Rock for the Cure and the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Or, to participate in the donation with a “Night at the Opry” package including Opry tickets and room accommodations at Gaylord Opryland Resort, fans should refer to code GPINK. Tickets and packages may be purchased by calling (800) SEE-OPRY. Tickets are also available at opry.com.

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