My name is Madie, I just turned 17, and I am THRILLED to be Martina McBride’s September Fan of the Month! I live in Birmingham, AL and have an identical twin sister and little brother. I’m in the 11th grade and my favorite subject in school would have to be Choir…because I love to sing! Music (Martina’s specifically) is such an important part of my life; it inspires me to focus on the positive. I was born prematurely at 25 weeks; I was given lots of oxygen, but that caused me to lose my sight. I’ve been blind my whole life, but it doesn’t stop me from chasing my dreams.
I’ve been a die-hard Martina fan for 3 years now, and have seen her 9 times in concert! I know all of her songs by heart and am so thrilled when I introduce her music to someone and they instantly become a fan! It’s so hard to pick a favorite tune, but I LOVE all of her power ballads, and the album cut from “Eleven”, “One Night”, is so much fun, too! Martina’s voice is breathtaking, especially LIVE!
I’m a proud member of her volunteer group Team Martina, and I recently raised $2000 for an orphanage in Guatemala. Because of this, I was given the incredible honor of not only meeting Martina, but singing with her!!! It was such an amazing, and emotional experience that I’ll always cherish – it made me realize dreams really do come true! I’m so proud to call myself a Martina fan…she makes all of us feel so special with her giving, caring personality – and her timeless songs will be treasured forever.