FAN OF THE MONTH



FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, 2007


Our latest Nashville Star Fan of the Month is Patricia, who was treated to a private performance by season one's John Arthur Martinez. This is her entry...

Patricia M.

My most favorite Nashville Star is John Arthur Martinez from season one. He is by far the kindest man I've ever met.

About two years ago I had been writing to John Arthur through his fan club that I belonged to since the very start of the show. Well, in 2005 I had written to fan club President Bette Abeel, and asked her what the chances were for John Arthur to come to my home and play for my husband, who was very ill and dying of pancreatic cancer.

I waited two weeks and had just about given up, when the phone rang and Bette was on the other end of the line. She advised me that John Arthur was coming to New England at the end of August, and that he wanted to perform at my home for my husband if that would be okay with him. My husband's eyes lit up! We couldn't believe that he was going to do this for us.

That day started like no other day as we prepared for the visit of the century. John Arthur arrived around noon and stayed with my husband for nearly four hours! We were invited to be John Arthur's guest at his show in Maine that Friday night.

The photo that I'm sending along if of me and my new husband. Last summer when I told Jim that I knew John Arthur he found it to be unreal. Well, he too got



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