Rascal Flatts flipped the switch turning the Grand Ole Opry’s famous red backdrop pink Tuesday night for the annual Opry Goes Pink show. The show raises money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus remembered his grandmother’s battle against the disease.
He tells ABC News Radio, “She actually survived, but had a double mastectomy. So, we’re here to help create awareness and to tell people, you know, it’s really about early detection.”
Montgomery Gentry‘s appearance at the Opry Goes Pink show was personal for Troy Gentry, whose wife, Angie, was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks ago.
Troy says, “Tonight does take on a totally different meaning for me, but we’re still here for the cause, and that’s to raise awareness for breast cancer to get women to get out there and get checked.”
Danielle Bradbery, Sara Evans, Terri Clark and Nashville stars Charles Esten and Will Chase also appeared on the Opry Goes Pink show. A portion of the proceeds go to the Women Rock for the Cure organization in their fight against breast cancer.
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