Martina McBride Helps Nashville YWCA Raise Over $153,000
June 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM (PT)
The YWCA CELEBRITY AUCTION, hosted by REPUBLIC NASHVILLE ARTIST MARTINA McBRIDE, on SUNDAY, JUNE 5th in NASHVILLE, brought in over $153,000, a 50% increase over last year.
McBRIDE, who has hosted the auction since 1995, brought the highest bid of the day, pulling in $27,000 for the black dress that she wore to perform at the re-opening of the GRAND OLE OPRY, after the flood. It was purchased by a fan from TEXAS. "I am always amazed at the big hearts of Country music fans,” said McBRIDE. “Even in these tough economic times, they realize there is a need to help these women and children who have taken the first step toward getting out of a bad situation and are starting their life over. Their compassion and generosity inspires me.”
Other big ticket items at the auction included $1,500 for the 80’s outfit , with leopard print leggings, grey boots and earrings that MARTINA wore in the “Teenage Daughter,” music video, $2,500 for the top hat BIG KENNY wore as he participated as a guest auctioneer, and $4,000 for a KEITH URBAN guitar.
Also helping to auctioneer the event were BILLY GREENWOOD, morning personality at CLEAR CHANNEL Country WSIX/NASHVILLE, and STORME WARREN of GAC-TV.