The My Kinda Party singer has been named a More Than Pink Hero in recognition of his longtime support and dedication.

Other honourees include former U.S. First Ladies Barbara Bush and Betty Ford.

Aldean has made his Concert for the Cure an annual event, donating more than $2.3 million (£1.9 million) to the charity over the past 11 years, reports

The 2016 gig will take place on 25 October (16) as part of the eighth annual Opry Goes Pink bash at the fabled Grand Ole Opry venue in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I'll continue to fight for the rest of my life," Aldean stated in a press release about the upcoming benefit concert. "Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance, where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd, will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease."

The 39-year-old singer's support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is personal - his best friend lost his wife to breast cancer.

"I was there," he recalled. "I watched it all go down. I watched him deal with that and her go through it and her leaving behind two daughters. That to me was sort of an eye-opener."

He added, "I have a wife. I have two daughters. I have a mother, a stepmum, a sister... I mean, I have women in my life that are very important, and to me, it's something I would never want to see them go through."