How would you like to be in Nashville for the biggest and brightest award show in country music? Martha White® is pleased to announce an opportunity for the chance to be the lucky winner of a trip for two to Nashville to attend the 50th Annual CMA Awards on November 2, 2016. Four winners and their guest will attend the star-studded show featuring some of this year’s hottest country music stars.
In addition to the show, winners will receive round trip air transportation, hotel accommodations, tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and more. For more information, visit the Martha White Facebook page. See Official Rules for complete details.
Co-hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, the golden anniversary event will also celebrate the history of country music. Past Entertainer of the Year, Male and Female Vocalist of the Year CMA Award winners have been invited back. In addition to the current nominees, you could see some of the great stars who helped to create the legacy of the music.
Even if you can’t be in Nashville on November 2, 2016, you can celebrate right there at home. You might even want to invite some folks over to watch the awards on TV. And we’ve developed some recipes for special treats especially for you to serve. All inspired by traditional Southern recipes, these are all quick, easy and delicious.
Don’t forget! You have to enter to win!
Songbird Sweet Potato Skillet
Encore Chess Pie Bars
Country Blues Peach Cobbler
On Sunday, April 27, (Last weekend) my band The Rage and I boarded the Martha White® Bluegrass Express and headed to South Pittsburg, Tenn., for the National Cornbread Festival®. For me, it marked a special anniversary. My first performance at the National Cornbread Festival in 2001 was also the first time I was asked to perform by my friends at Martha White. It’s remained an amazing relationship!
The National Cornbread Festival is more than just another stop on our tour because the guys and I actually love cornbread almost as much as we love music and our fans! Once the Martha White Bluegrass Express rolled into this small, friendly Tennessee town, we sampled lots of great cornbread – and saw all the folks who have been there to greet us over the past 12 years.
My life has revolved around music since I was 5 years old playing with my family band in northern Missouri. And while I was learning to play a variety of instruments, I was also learning to cook from my mother and my grandmother. To this day I love to cook every chance I get.
That training was put to the test during one of my early visits to the National Cornbread Festival when I was partnered with Linda Carman for a special cook-off to raise money for a local charity. I’ll admit to being a little intimidated cooking on a stage before a bunch of people. But Linda made it easy – and fun – right from the start. We made Rhonda’s Ragin’ Cornbread that day – a simple cornbread featuring sausage, cheese and just the right spice. I’m still getting requests for the recipe years later!
Next year, we would love for you and your family to join us at the National Cornbread Festival. Or join us from home by adding a cornbread recipe to your family meals!