Luke Bryan Joins the Grand Ole Opry In the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Luke Bryan is joining forces with the Grand Ole Opry in the fight against breast cancer. The four-time Entertainer of…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 18, 2019


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Luke Bryan is joining forces with the Grand Ole Opry in the fight against breast cancer.

The four-time Entertainer of the Year will appear at the Opry on Tuesday, October 22 for a two-show edition of the Opry Goes Pink. The Georgia native will mark the occasion by flipping the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the evening.

To make the night even more special, Bryan, who is celebrating a two-week No.1 with his latest hit, “Knockin’ Boots,” will take the stage during both shows for a rare acoustic performance.

“I wanted to make this Opry appearance something special,” shared Bryan in a press release. “Performing in the Opry circle is unlike any other stage in the world and I want it to be a unique memory for me and the fans.”

Anita Cochran, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan and the Oak Ridge Boys are also slated to appear at the Grand Ole Opry that evening.

Starting today, $5 from every ticket sold for the Opry Goes Pink shows will be donated to Susan G Komen® for the fight against breast cancer. Tickets for the 7 pm show are on sale now, with tickets for the 9:30 pm show going on sale Thursday at 10 am. Tickets are available at and at (800) SEE-OPRY.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.