Martina McBride’s Dress Fetches $27,000

A dress worn by Martina McBride at the Grand Ole Opry sold for $27,000 at a charity auction in Nashville on Sunday (June 12). McBride wore the black dress when the Opry reopened in September following extensive renovation from flooding. She donated the dress for the YWCA celebrity auction she sponsors each year during CMA Music Festival . McBride also auctioned a personal tour of Blackbird Studios, owned and operated by her husband, John, for a $16,000 donation. In addition, the 1980s outfit (with leopard print leggings, grey boots and earrings) from her latest music video, “Teenage Daughters,” brought $1,500. Other auctioned items included a Keith Urban guitar for $4,000 and an autographed Garth Brooks guitar for $10,000. The auction raised more than $150,000 for the organization. “I am always amazed at the big hearts of country music fans,” McBride said. “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.”