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Sep 30

Kellie Pickler to Perform on Good Morning America October 1

Kellie Pickler to Perform on Good Morning America October 1

Kellie Pickler photo by Robert Ascroft, courtesy of Esstential Broadcast Media.

Nearly a year ago, Kellie Pickler was on Good Morning America with her close friend Summer Miller. Summer had been diagnosed with breast cancer, so in a show of support for her friend, Kellie shaved her head on camera alongside Summer. Tomorrow morning she’ll be back on GMA in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thankfully, Summer is now on the road to recovery and will be sharing more about her experience battling breast cancer on tomorrow’s show.

Additionally, Kellie’s husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, will join her for a special acoustic performance of “Someone Somewhere Tonight,” a song from her upcoming fourth studio album, due in stores November 11. Continue Reading

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Sep 5

Kellie Pickler Shaves Head to Support Friend Fighting Breast Cancer

Summer Holt Miller & Kellie Pickler

Summer Holt Miller & Kellie Pickler. Photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

Last night, Kellie Pickler tweeted, “It’s been a great life-changing day,” followed by another curious tweet: “Be sure to watch “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won’t want to miss this!!! ;)

Now we know why. This morning on GMA, Kellie shared a video of her having her head shaved Continue Reading

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Oct 1

Garth Brooks Leads Country’s Fight Against Cancer

Garth Brooks photo by Mark Tucker, courtesy of Pearl Records.

Garth Brooks photo by Mark Tucker, courtesy of Pearl Records.

Oct. 1, 2009 — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and GAC contributes to the cause with a re-airing Saturday of Ultimate Garth: The Ultimate Hits.

 The one-hour special features Garth’s observations about the music and videos that appeared on his Ultimate Hits compilation, which was issued in a special pink edition that raised money for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Ultimate Garth will also offer information on the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ultimate Garth airs at 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Other country acts taking part in events on behalf of breast cancer include: Continue Reading

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Sep 28

“Good Morning America”‘s Robin Roberts to Be Opry Guest Announcer

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry; Robin Roberts photo courtesy of ABC.

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry; Robin Roberts photo courtesy of ABC.

The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with “Opry Goes Pink” — and it’s getting help from ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor, Robin Roberts.

Robin, herself a breast cancer survivor, will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s 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 night’s 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®. The shows will also include performances from Carrie, Terri Clark, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy Smith, and others as well as special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease. Continue Reading

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