Two important causes came together onstage at the Grand Ole Opry last week, as Jason Aldean performed his annual Concert for the Cure in support of breast cancer awareness. The appearance dovetailed with the Opry Goes Pink initiative, another event held at the country music institution each October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been the cornerstone of Aldean’s charitable endeavors. The singer lost a close friend to breast cancer and, for the past 11 years, has been headlining his Concert for the Cure. With last week’s performance – two five-song sets at the Opry – Aldean has helped raise more than $3.3 million dollars.
The They Don’t Know artist recently joined Garth Brooks onstage in Nashville for a performance of Brooks’ “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” Aldean is set to perform at Wednesday’s 50th CMA Awards.