Robin Roberts to be Grand Ole Guest Announcer

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Great American Country

The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with “Opry Goes Pink,” with the help of ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts (formerly a sports anchor and reporter for Nashville’s WSMV-TV and a country music deejay earlier in her career).

Robin, herself a breast cancer survivor, will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the nights 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 nights 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. More…