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Dolly Parton’s Collaborative “Pink” Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

As we honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month each and every October, this year female powerhouses Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson, and Sara Evans have come together to help the fight with their new song “Pink”. This special collaboration benefits Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.

When we think about breast cancer, most of us likely associate the color pink with it. This track helps us imagine a day where pink goes back to being just a color. Written by Erin Kinsey, Jodi Marr, and Victoria Shaw, each superstar showcases their voice during each verse and all five come together perfectly for the chorus. Combing country, pop, and R&B, this is a beautiful ballad that not only shows how beautifully mixing artists from different genres can be, but it also gives us hope that hopefully one day we’ll be able to find a cure to the terrible disease.

This song is for everyone who has been affected by breast cancer, which, unfortunately, with one in eight women being diagnosed with the disease each year and taking away more than 42,000 lives annually, it’s not uncommon that we all have been somehow affected. It’s also a great reminder that even with everything else this year has brought us, the fight to stop breast cancer is still ongoing and continues to need support.

Dolly Parton teamed up with Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans on collaborative new track "Pink" to support the fight against breast cancer

Dolly Parton teamed up with Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans on collaborative new track “Pink” to support the fight against breast cancer

“You gotta believe without seeing\You gotta keep going, keep breathing\ When you face a day that feels like you’re gonna break\ Lean on the ones that love you\ The guardian angels above you\ And think about when pink was just another color”

In a recent press release, Parton shared what recording the song meant to her. “This is such a beautiful song of hope. I’m honored to join with these powerful women to help support Susan G. Komen’s life-saving work.”

Wilson, a breast cancer survivor herself, shared what she loves about doing the project. “The song is not just for someone who is a survivor or going through breast cancer treatment, it is for anyone who loves someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. That’s why I love this song.”

While the fight against breast cancer may not be over yet, “Pink” gives us a reason to believe we will be there one day.

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To keep up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Pink” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Next Women of Country Kicks off in NYC with Sara Evans, RaeLynn & Kalie Shorr

CMT Next Women of Country Sara Evans

Sara Evans joined by RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr took the stage at B.B Kings in Times Square for the kick off night of CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour. The venue was packed, with standing room only crowd members at the bar.

CMT Next Women of Country Sara Evans

First to take the stage was Kalie Shorr, this being her first tour and her first time performing in New York City, the young punk-country artist opened her set with “Fight Like A Girl”, an anthem which she powerfully performed.  She also sang her latest single “Two Hands” and “Damn Sky” which are both featured on her EP Awake. Covering a kick-butt version of Shania Twain’s “Man I Feel Like A Woman” the girl power night started off with a bang.

CMT Next Women of Country Raelynn Sara Evans

Next to take the stage was RaeLynn, the “Wildhorse” singer sang songs off of her debut album including “God Made Girls” and “Young”.  “It’s a dream to be playing in New York tonight at B.B King’s opening for Queen Bee, Sara Evans, I’m just so excited to be on tour with her,” she told the audience. Referencing her time on the reality talent show The Voice and her coach Blake Shelton, the young singer explained that after writing for a few years she loved being able to put honest music out into the world.  She closed her set with a song that she explained “changed her life,” “Love Triangle”.

CMT Next Women of Country Sara Evans

Finally, Sara Evans took the stage as the headlining act of the night.  Evans was joined by her band which included her brother, Matt, sister, Leslie and oldest son Avery.  The powerhouse vocalist sang songs from her 20-year career including, “Suds in the Bucket”, “Born to Fly” and of course “A Little Bit Stronger”.

She also performed songs from her latest album Words, including “Night Light”, “Long Way Down” and “Marquee Sign”.  The songstress had the entire audience singing along to her hits, entertaining them with her wit and humor in between songs and empowering all of the women in the room.  “We need a lot more women in country music, that’s for sure,” she exclaimed.  “I can’t tell you how honored I am that you are all here on a Monday night.”

Evans didn’t just sing originals but included some incredible cover songs, stylistically changing them to suit her signature sound including Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You”, Chicago’s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” and closed out the night bringing her two opening acts back on stage for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”.

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