Thursday, October 7, 2010

THE JUDDS TO “FLIP THE SWITCH” ON THE OPRY’S
SIGNATURE BARN AS “
OPRY GOES PINK” FOR THE SECOND YEAR
IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
FOX NEWS ANCHOR GRETA VAN SUSTEREN AND
ACTRESS KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY TO GUEST ANNOUNCE

NASHVILLETenn.  (Oct. 7, 2010)  The Grand Ole Opry® is joining Women Rock For The CureTM and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer on Friday, Oct. 15 with its second annual “Opry Goes Pink” show, during which the Opry’s signature barn backdrop will be turned pink by 5 time GRAMMY award-winning duo The Judds.
FOX News anchor Greta Van Susteren will be on hand as a guest announcer for a portion of the night’s show, including The Judds introduction to the audience.  Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley will also be a guest announcer and will introduce the Greater Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 2010 Honorary Survivor of the Year.  In addition to The Judds, the show will include performances by John Anderson, Joey + Rory, Marty Stuart, 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 (800-SEE-OPRY) or enter the same code when purchasing tickets online (opry.com), $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. Pink Packages including Opry tickets, a meet and greet with The Judds, and a Judds-autographed “Opry Goes Pink” print (package components dependent upon price level), are also available benefiting the two charities. Package information can be found at opry.com.
“Opry Goes Pink” will extend this year to opry.com, which will go pink for the day on Oct. 15 and will host an online pink auction beginning Tues., Oct. 12 with all proceeds benefiting Women Rock For The CureTM and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Among the items available in the pink auction are an “Opry Goes Pink” autographed guitar and 25th anniversary hatch print from The Judds, an autographed Sugarland wall hanging, autographed items from Luke Bryan and Craig Morgan, Opry vacation packages, and more.
About Greta Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren joined Fox News Channel in January 2002 as the host of the prime-time news and interview program, "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" (10-11 p.m. ET/PT Mondays through Fridays). "On the Record" has been the highest rated cable news program in the 10PM timeslot for more than 8 ½ years straight. While at the FOX News Channel, Van Susteren has traveled the globe to such places as North KoreaPakistan and Afghanistan. She has interviewed high-profile political guests including President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and then-Senator Barack Obama. Van Susteren has represented various clients in civil and criminal cases during her career as a trial attorney. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor's degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren is married to John P. Coale and lives in WashingtonD.C.
About Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley first lit up the screen as a radiant young bride in the comedy feature film series Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II. Recently seen starring in the Lifetime Movie Amish Grace, she co-starred for eight seasons in the hit ABC TV sitcom According to Jim, for which she also directed three episodes.  She has starred in feature films, written and directed award-winning short films including Shade and has performed on Broadway.  In addition to her acting work, Williams-Paisley is an accomplished writer, with published articles for In Style and a popular column for Redbook entitled My Life as a New Wife. She and her father Gurney Williams co-authored the children’s book, Henry and the Hidden Veggie GardenWilliams-Paisley is married to Opry member Brad Paisley and lives in FranklinTN with their two sons.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week fromNashvilleTenn.  Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations acrossAmerica and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels.  For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com
About Women Rock For The Cure
WRFTC was founded in 2007 by four friends with ties to the music industry: Jensen Sussman, Liz Lee Schullo, Rebekah Lee Beard and Tara Austin who all met through the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), an organization for young music business professionals.  With the support of SOLID, the girls set out to organize an all-female, writer-in-the round benefit concert – later called Women Rock For The Cure – to help raise awareness and funds for SOLID’s Race For The Cure team.  Since then, WRFTC has worked to support the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure®, raising money and increasing breast cancer awareness locally.  After two amazing years of standing-room-only concerts, the founders decided to make WRFTC a non-profit organization.  With the group’s new status, WRFTC is pinker than ever and always rockin’ to reach the organization’s vision; WRFTC is committed to fighting breast cancer by utilizing the passion, creativity and strength of the entertainment industry to find inspiring ways to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Greater Nashville, as well as creating awareness programs for men and women of all ages.  For more information, visitwww.womenrockforthecure.org.

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