ACM Awards Wedding Was Martina McBride's 'Crazy Idea'
Who hasn't dreamed of having Martina McBride sing at their wedding? Well, as we reported yesterday (March 27), Christina Davidson and fiancé Frank Tucci will have that dream come true at their upcoming nuptials, which will take place in front of a live television audience of millions.
"It was an idea that popped in my head out of nowhere after I was invited to sing 'Marry Me' on the ACM Awards. My manager called and told me and I thought, 'Of course, I'd love to sing on the show. Let's do a live wedding on the show!'" Martina tells The Boot of how she decided to turn her performance with Train's Pat Monahan into the Academy of Country Music's first televised wedding. "I didn't say it out loud because I thought it was a really crazy idea, then a couple of days went by and I thought, 'It is a crazy idea, but it's worth just throwing it out there.' [laughs] I think it's so special."
The songbird's participation didn't stop there. "I don't know how the ACM found the couples, but I was emailed a few stories of different couples and this is just the one that spoke to me," she admits. "I was so moved by it. It was obvious we made the perfect choice."
This is the second marriage for both Christina and Frank, who live in New Jersey. In 2009, Christina lost her first husband, Paul, in a tragic drowning accident, leaving her to raise their two sons, Stephen and Paul, on her own. In July of that same year, Frank's wife Danielle succumbed to thyroid cancer, making him a single parent to their son, Frankie.
In order to deal with her loss, the young widow started a support group for families in her same predicament. That's how the two met and found a