April Fan of the Month

April 10, 2015 — Leave a comment

Interlochen June 2012 My name is Nonie and I live in Beal City, Michigan. I work for Michigan State University Extension.

I love going to concerts, traveling, golfing, playing keno, and the Chicago Bears!

I became a Martina fan about 17 years ago. The first time I saw her in concert was in 2000 (I had tickets to a show in 1998 but had a school conflict) and I’m happy  to admit that I’ve been to “quite a few” shows since then. It’s too hard to pick a favorite show….they are all amazing! But I do have a favorite song that I love to hear  her perform live – Whatever You Say – Long Version!!

Thru my Martina adventures, I have met so many awesome and fun people that are now my friends. Some of the best times for me have been made by going to her shows all over the country with these peeps! And I have met Martina too! She rocks!!!

Martina McBride Added to Lineup of Performers on The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

March 31, 2015 — 1 Comment

acmawardsThe Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark productions announced the next round of star-studded artists that will perform at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.  Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, plusspecial duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artistsas well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay have all been added to this year’s incredible lineup.  Brooks & Dunn will take the stage for a historic reunion in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary, marking their first televised performance together since 2010.  The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  

These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

Ticket packages for the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added.   Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

March Fan of the Month

March 4, 2015 — 2 Comments

Patty and BradHello, My name is Brad (aka WrongAgainBrad) and I live in Apple Valley Minnesoooota.  I am married with 3 daughters, 3 son in laws, and 3 grandchildren (#4 due in May!).  I became a “Martina Fan” in 2001 when my wife Patty surprised me with tickets for a TV special that was being taped in Minneapolis.  What I heard that night was amazing and about to affect my life in many positive ways.  I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to a few Fan Club parties in which I made new friends, met Martina, and have had opportunities to do things I normally wouldn’t do (like sing and spell words with by butt).  Fan Club parties also introduced us to CMA Fest which has led to some great family vacations.  I must say the Fan Club Parties Martina allows Tracy to arrange are awesome! We have been to many Martina concerts around the country – too many to count!

Most memorable would probably be in the Quad Cities (Moline) live taping.  See if you can find me as I made the final cut a couple times for the DVD :-) .  Favorite song is WYS (it was the song that got me hooked).  I’m glad to have been selected to be Fan of the Month to add to my Martina “resume”.  Now if I can just get one of those dang harmonicas! :-) .  Thanks and hope to see my Martina friends soon.

Southern Living – The Community Cookbook Library

March 2, 2015 — 2 Comments

Check out Martina’s recipes for Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies and Cherry-Rosemary Muffins, featured on Southern Living!
 http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/community-cookbook-library/around-the-table

Martina’s Iceberg Wedge Salad

February 10, 2015 — 1 Comment

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