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Brad Paisley Headlined the Grand Ole Opry’s 2nd Annual Event to Support Band Against Cancer with Sarah Cannon

Grand Ole Opry® member Brad Paisley headlined a very special Sunday Night Opry performance on October 1 in support of Band Against Cancer with Sarah Cannon. Marking the organization’s second annual Grand Ole Opry event, the show also featured performances by Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bare, Chase Bryant, Tyler Farr, Mickey Guyton, Jeannie Seely, and new duo, The Sisterhood Band.

The evening was part of Paisley’s ongoing role as lead ambassador for Band Against Cancer, for which he has teamed up with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to educate communities on the many ways that everyone can take action to prevent, fight and survive cancer today.

As part of the Band Against Cancer event, Sarah Cannon CEO Dee Anna Smith took the stage to announce the special “Letter to Me” initiative, inspired by the title of one of Paisley’s hits. People are invited to write a letter of support to a cancer patient or a patient’s caregiver online at . Letters will be delivered to individuals facing cancer – whether it be a patient, family member, or other caregiver, as a source of inspiration and support.

Sunday’s performance at the Opry is part of a larger movement led by Sarah Cannon, its cancer programs within TriStar Health in Middle Tennessee and affiliated health systems across the country, Tennessee Oncology as well as other community-based oncology partners. Together, this band of support is committed to raising cancer awareness and providing individuals facing cancer with the help they need close to home. This year’s Band Against Cancer mission focuses on supporting all cancers in partnership with the American Cancer Society.

Paisley and other ambassadors will continue to share cancer-related education and messages through special media activations that will run the remainder of the year and into 2018. Through Band Against Cancer, anyone with cancer questions can call Sarah Cannon’s helpline, askSARAH, and talk to a nurse at any time to get access to local support. Learn more at