Q98.5 and RAVE (Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority) are proud to welcome Country music icons Martina McBride and Loretta Lynn at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Friday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m. When it came down to two cities for one date, Rockford was chosen over Green Bay Wisconsin by the ladies.


This is one legendary concert date for the Stateline. According to WIFR TV 23, Loretta Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for 51 years since joining on September 25, 1962. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry was on October 15, 1960. Lynn has recorded 60 albums and has sold over 48 million albums worldwide in her career. One of the all-time legends of American country music, Loretta Lynn has received numerous awards in country and American music, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Song Writers Hall Of Fame in 2008.

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Since Loretta has always been a fan of Martina McBride, the idea of a tour was great fit.

Martina McBride is ranked as the most played woman vocalist on country radio between 1999 and 2010, She was honored with induction into the cast of The Grand Ole Opry in 1995. Martina McBride has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum awards and been recognized for selling over 18 million units.

Martina McBride's incredible voices have been recognized by multiply industry agencies because of her talent. She was named the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 Grammy Awards. She first made the country charts in 1992.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. and are available at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Listen to the Q98.5 Wake Up Crew and the Q98.5 Legends of Country All Request Show to win tickets and be sure to sign up to receive our Q98.5 Newsletter for pre-sale opportunities and more concerning this legendary show.