Martina McBride’s Annual Auction Nets $102,000 for YWCA
The YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is more than $102,000 richer, thanks to the efforts of Martina McBride and a few of her famous friends. Hosting the annual YWCA Celebrity auction -- something the superstar has done every year since 1995 -- Martina sold off some of her fellow stars most prized possessions to raise money for the worthwhile cause.
The highest earning items of the auction were thanks to Martina's auction assistant, Big Kenny, who donated two handwritten, autographed and framed lyric sheets for 'Shes a Butterfly,' written by Kenny and his Big & Rich partner, John Rich and recorded by Martina in 2003. The lyric sheets raked in $11,000 each.
Other high-dollar items included a guitar and a meet-and-greet with Brad Paisley, which raised $6,000, an autographed and framed Grand Ole Opry poster from Martina's Opry induction ($4,600), and an autographed DVD and face time with Keith Urban ($3,800).