Rock The Cradle

October 28, 2010 — Leave a comment

FAITH HILL, MARTINA MCBRIDE ‘ROCK THE CRADLE’ TO BENEFIT BABIES BORN AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL
More than $225,000 Raised at Baptist Hospital Foundation Event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 27, 2010 – A crowd of more than 450 people, including music industry, business and community leaders, attended the Baptist Hospital Foundation’s Rock the Cradle fundraiser featuring Faith Hill and Martina McBride. 

It was the first time that Hill and McBride had ever performed together. They joined each other on stage at the same time for the performance, singing several of their hit songs, including several songs as duets. The fundraiser took place in the intimate setting of the Loveless Café Barn, where Hill and McBride shared personal stories and interacted with the audience.

The casual, music-focused event also included a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and performances from comedian Kevin King and songwriters Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman. Nan Kelley, GAC Host for Top 20 Country Countdown and OpryLive!, served as the emcee.

The event generated more than $225,000 in proceeds to benefit babies born at Baptist Hospital, specifically for the Beaman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson served as the Rock the Cradle event co-chairs.

“All of the performers and the event planning committee generously donated their time and talents and we are grateful,” said Bernie Sherry, president and CEO at Baptist Hospital. “Faith and Martina have a personal connection with Baptist Hospital. Their involvement in Rock the Cradle will be forever lasting because the funds raised will impact the hundreds of babies who are treated in our neonatal intensive care unit every year.”

Each year, Baptist Hospital delivers more than 7,000 babies, more than any other hospital in Middle Tennessee. Approximately 10 percent of these babies will need several days or even months of intensive care provided in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). For parents who face an extended hospital stay for their baby, it can be an incredibly stressful and challenging time. Baptist Hospital Foundation funding has helped to renovate and equip Baptist Hospital’s NICU, provide continuing education for nurses and other staff and assist families who have a critical need because their baby is in the NICU.

The Baptist Hospital Foundation, established as a 501c3 organization in 1983, provides a vehicle for friends of the hospital to make tax-deductible gifts in support of various hospital-related programs.

Baptist Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health Services, a faith-based ministry with more than 6,500 associates serving Middle Tennessee. Saint Thomas Health Services’ (STHS) regional health system consists of five hospitals – Baptist and Saint Thomas Hospitals and the Center for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities.  STHS is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.baptisthospital.com or www.sths.com.

San Antonio Rodeo Pre-Sale!

October 26, 2010 — Leave a comment

We are pleased to announce that the Official Fan Club pre-sale for Martina’s performance at the San Antonio Rodeo is set to begin on October 27th at 10am CDT. Fan club members will have access to great seats for this show before the tickets go on sale to the public. If you are not a member of Martina’s Fan Club but want to participate, join today!

You are able to access the pre-sale tickets HERE starting at 10am CDR on October 27th.

The pre-sale password is: MARIEA

Impact Your World

October 25, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Martina McBride Impact Your World story has begun airing on CNN and HLN!
 
The planned schedule is as follows (Note: breaking news can adjust these times)
 
CNN
Saturdays: 4p & 7p
Sundays: 6a
Mondays: 7a
Tuesdays:4p
Wednesdays: 2p
Thursdays:11a
Fridays: 9a or 10a
 
HLN
Saturday & Sunday 2X each day
 
The :35 second short version can also be viewed online here.
The longer version of this video is on the Impact Your World site at CNN.com.

The video on the Impact Your World Facebook page can be shared with other pages. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Impact Your World Facebook page!

ABC Christmas Special

October 18, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Country Music Association and numerous country artists will tape a 90-minute television special, CMA Country Christmas, next month for ABC. The taping will take place in front of a live audience at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 11, the day after the CMA Awards. The special will air Nov. 29. Participating artists include Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker and Sugarland.

Coast To Coast Martina Events

October 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

SUPERSTAR MARTINA MCBRIDE JOINS FRIENDS COAST TO COAST
FOR STAR-STUDDED EVENTS

At Tuesday night’s All for the Hall benefit, 4x CMA Female Vocalist Martina McBride had the Bridgestone Arena crowd on their feet with her stunning performance of her hit “Broken Wing” and a cover of Reba’s “Is There Life Out There.”  Next week, she joins some of Nashville’s finest at the Ryman Auditorium on October 12th for The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Salute To Country Music honoring Loretta Lynn and on October 15, McBride is part of David Foster’s Foster & Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
 
The Foster & Friend’s concert event has McBride joining a who’s who of incredible voices including Seal, Donna Summer, Charice and many more who will perform songs either written, produced or connected to the 15-time GRAMMY winner. The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records.
 
In November it’s CMA Awards time for the superstar vocalist who is nominated once again for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. The 44th Annual CMA Awards will be held in Nashville and airs 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  In December, McBride will headline the Nashville Symphony’s annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. Due to ongoing repairs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the concert will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m.
 
“I say it over and over, I’m so blessed to enjoy such an amazing career and to get the opportunity to be part of some of these magical moments in music history,” noted Martina.
 
Those magical moments this fall have also included the Grand Ole Opry’s historic first show back at the Grand Ole Opry House. The evening was filled with one-of-a-kind Opry moments including McBride’s duet with Connie Smith for Smith’s signature hit “Once A Day.”
 
“The Grand Ole Opry is the heart and soul of country music. It is something that we as artists dream of being a part of. I’m happy I was invited to participate in that historic night,” says McBride.
 
Just weeks earlier, McBride sang with Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart and Natasha Beddingfield as a featured performer on the Stand Up To Cancer ‘s one-hour, commercial-free telecast that aired on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube. The SU2C broadcast was dedicated to the over 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.
 
McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six Number Ones. Among her hits are such empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Anyway” and “Ride,” all of which have contributed to her status as one of country music’s preeminent female vocalists.