• Eric Hoffman


Award-Winning Country Music Star’s Performance at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, February 2.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 16, 2019 – Today, Taste of the NFL announced that contemporary country superstar, Martina McBride, will perform at the 28th annual Party with a Purpose, taking place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Held annually on the eve of the Super Bowl in the host city, Party with a Purpose is the premier charity event sanctioned by the NFL organization and connects chefs, players and fans to help raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. Tickets are available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2NkPLXY.

McBride will close out a celebratory night of eating, drinking and kicking hunger with top hits like “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Where Would You Be,” and many more. Since her 1992 debut album, The Time Has Come, McBride has become one of the most successful names in country music, selling over 18 million albums to-date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. Over the course of her career, she has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. She has also been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards.

Additional highlights of this year’s Party with a Purpose include a special appearance by award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern, amongst others. There is also a silent auction with unique sports memorabilia, exciting travel opportunities, and culinary packages, amongst other exciting offerings, including many opportunities to win Super Bowl game tickets.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in the fight against hunger over the past 28 years. The momentum is continuing to grow on all fronts, which is incredibly humbling and exciting,” said Taste of the NFL’s founder, Wayne Kostroski. “We’re thrilled to have Martina McBride as part of this year’s celebrations, as both her music and philanthropic efforts through Team Music is Love have made a powerful impact on the lives of many.”

Since its inception, the efforts of Kostroski and Taste of the NFL have resulted in more than 220 million meals for Americans around the country - many of them children and seniors in need - who have turned to their local food banks for assistance.

Tickets to Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose can be purchased at www.TasteoftheNFL.com. Media wishing to cover the event should apply for credentials here. Those who are unable to attend the event can get in the game by donating via the Kick Hunger Challenge at www.kickhungerchallenge.com.

Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger this season, or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook at facebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.

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Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. To-date, Taste of the NFL’s programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $26 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 200 million meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season-long efforts culminate each year with the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®. Held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, this year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Learn more about Taste of the NFL at www.TasteoftheNFL.com.


The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL. This friendly “competition” pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. Throughout the 2017-18 football season, fans will have the opportunity to support one of the 32 NFL teams and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community. Learn more about the Kick Hunger Challenge at www.kickhungerchallenge.com.


Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy©-nominated country singer, whose vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six #1 hits and 20 top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, she has earned 14 Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications. In addition, she has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. She recently released a new Christmas album, It’s The Holiday Season, that features her favorite Christmas standards, all with the backing of a symphony. Martina also hit the road for The Joy of Christmas 2018 tour where she enlisted the talents of local orchestras to back her jazzy renditions of everyone’s holiday favorites. Apart from music, Martina remains active as a lifestyle influencer. She recently released her latest cookbook, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life and also premiered her new show, Martina’s Table, on Food Network. The lifestyle program offers viewers a glimpse into how she entertains at home, sharing her recipes and cooking tips that make her the queen of the kitchen. Martina is also passionate about her charity initiative Team Music Is Love, which has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need.

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