This year has been a special one for our organization. We've enjoyed special memories celebrating our 25th anniversary and Minnie’s 100th birthday and are grateful to recognize the legacy of Minnie Pearl. Minnie undoubtedly left her mark on the Opry stage, but her impact is felt well beyond Music City. After Sarah Cannon, also known as comedienne “Minnie Pearl,” was successfully treated for breast cancer, she became a passionate supporter in the fight against cancer.
Minnie understood that while vital medical care is essential, those newly diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers need real-life support to cope with a life-changing cancer diagnosis. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is where they can turn for a more confident cancer journey anytime, anywhere.
Limited Number of Tickets Available for Center Stage at the Opry Monday, October 22
Presented by Lexus, Center Stage at the Opry will celebrate the life and legacy of Minnie Pearl on Monday, October 22, at the Grand Ole Opry House. The evening will feature live performances by Amy Grant, Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, and Clare Bowen (Star of ABC's hit series Nashville) as well as heartfelt tributes by some of Minnie's dearest friends and admirers.
Tickets start at $500 per person and all proceeds benefit The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. For more information, visit our website.
Reba Shares a Minnie Moment!
We've gathered heart-warming stories from survivors and caregivers served by The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation as well as memories from celebrities and fans of Minnie Pearl all year. Check out this "Minnie Moment" from Reba McEntire and be sure to visit www.minniepearl.org/
The Opry Tips Its Hat to Minnie Pearl Tuesday, October 23
The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate the life of one of its most iconic members, Minnie Pearl, on Tuesday, October 23, with a special show in honor of the beloved comedienne’s 100th birthday. The show will feature performances and remembrances by Amy Grant, Opry members Vince Gill, Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis and Jimmy Dickens, comedians Henry Cho, Anita Renfroe and T. Bubba Bechtol, and more.
In celebration of Minnie’s legacy of caring for others, five dollars from every ticket purchased for the show will go to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and our mission to create a more confident cancer journey for adults anytime, anywhere.
Celebrate Minnie's Legacy Week
Nashville Mayor, Karl Dean, and Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam, have both proclaimed the week of October 22 as "Celebrate Minnie Pearl and Her Legacy Week." You can celebrate with us on Facebook. We've created a fun hat Twibbon you can add to your Facebook profile picture. Join "Celebrate Minnie's Legacy Week" and proudly display your Minnie Pearl hat on your Facebook page October 22-26. It is quick, easy and fun. Click here to get started!
This Month in Minnie History
Minnie Pearl was born October 25, 1912. In October of 1975, Minnie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Thank You Lexus of Nashville
To celebrate our 25th anniversary and Minnie Pearl's 100th birthday, Lexus of Nashville is donating $100 to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation for every new or pre-owned vehicle sold in October. Click here for details.
During this year of celebration, we are honored by your support of our mission to create a more confident cancer journey for adults anytime, anywhere.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Minnie Pearl's 100th Next Week, Celebrate Minnie' Legacy Week, Reba Shares a Minnie Moment, and More
Americana Daily Rewind
- Amelia White w/ Sergio Webb - Little Cloud Over Little Rock
- Tom Russell - The Last Time I Saw Hank
- Ruby Boots - It’s So Cruel
- Dirty Fences featuring Christina Halladay - One More Step
- Sarah Lou Richards - Plane Blue
- Sarah Hiltz - Without You
- Randy Rogers Band - Meet Me Tonight
- Slaid Cleaves - Drunken Barber's Hand
- Laura Benitez and Bob Spector - Easier Things to Do
- John Lafayette Ramey - Let Me Down Easy