Martina McBride Raises $72,000 for YWCA

Martina McBride’s annual auction during the CMA Music Festival raised more than $72,000 for the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Among the high bids were $4,000 for a guitar signed by Dolly Parton and $3,500 for a framed keepsake that included a copy of McBride’s Shine and songwriter Andrew Dorff’s handwritten lyrics for her latest hit, “Ride.” Money raised at the auction assists the YWCA’s Weaver Domestic Violence Center, which last year provided over 15,000 nights of safety to women and children who were victims of domestic violence.