(August 3, 2021 – Nashville, TN) Country music icon, Martina McBride, has been releasing anthemic music with a message for thirty years. Her legendary career is a blend of profound and bold statement songs brought to life by her soaring vocals. In honor of Martina’s cultural impact and sheer talent, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have opened their latest exhibit, Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice.
On Tuesday, July 27th, Martina visited the curated exhibit – which will run from July 30th, 2021 to August 7, 2022 – that includes items from her childhood, standout wardrobe pieces from various awards shows and performances, special highlights such as her Grand Ole Opry induction by Loretta Lynn, and of course her numerous awards and accolades. Following remarks by CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Kyle Young, Martina shared a few words about this milestone in her life to a room filled with collaborators, friends, family and notably, Garth Brooks, who hired Martina to sell merchandise on the road before booking her as his opening act after hearing her angelic voice.
“I am beyond thrilled to have my own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Martina. “I’m so touched and moved by it. Thank you guys for sharing this special, special moment with me. This is surreal and overwhelming,” said the always humble star about her museum honor. “It is a dream come true.”
Martina returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theatre on Sunday, August 1st for a live conversation with special performance and live Q&A with fans. The Country music powerhouse performed her hits “Love’s The Only House,” “Wild Angels,” “This One’s For The Girls,” and “Independence Day.” The sold-out program was filmed and will premiere on Tuesday, August 31st, as part of the museum’s Live at the Hall digital series – available to stream on the museum’s YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and website. Martina was also honored at the event by Jackie Jones of the RIAA, who presented her with plaques commemorating 4 new RIAA certifications – bringing her to a total of 20 million RIAA certified career units – and also a milestone 23 million in worldwide sales from her RCA catalogue.
Also, this year, Martina will be releasing two special edition vinyls – Martina McBride Greatest Hits: The RCA Years (available for pre-order now and on-sale August 20th) and her hit Christmas album, White Christmas.
Pre-order for this holiday classic is available now in standard black and a special snow white edition, available exclusively through Walmart on October 1st.
“White Christmas” Vinyl Release Track Listing:
1. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
2. Silver Bells
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. Do You Hear What I Hear
5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
6. What Child Is This
7. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
1. Winter Wonderland
2. Baby It’s Cold Outside (Dean Martin with Martina McBride)
3. White Christmas
4. O Come All Ye Faithful
5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
6. O Holy Night
Martina can also be seen out on the road this year for select show dates with legendary band, Alabama, as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour, and also on Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2021″ Tour.
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ABOUT MARTINA McBRIDE Martina McBride is a multiple GRAMMY-nominated country singer, whose vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and 20 Top 10 singles. Selling more than 23 million albums to date, she has earned 14 Gold, 9 Platinum, 3 Double Platinum and 2 Triple Platinum certifications. 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. Martina was honored this year by the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum with her own exhibit, documenting her life from her time performing in her family’s band as a child, all the way to becoming an award-winning Country music icon. As Martina celebrates thirty years in music, she is releasing an exclusive double vinyl Martina McBride Greatest Hits: The RCA Years that encapsulates some of her biggest from her legendary career.
In addition to her iconic music, Martina continues building her lifestyle brand having released two cookbooks, “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” (2018) and “Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year” (2014). She recently wrapped the first season of “Vocal Point with Martina McBride”, her weekly podcast that featured Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Blake Shelton and many more. In 2021, Martina will be back on the road for select dates with legendary band, Alabama, and also on Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2021” tour. Through her Team Music Is Love initiative, Martina has launched a series of fundraising and volunteer projects to support hunger relief, cancer research, domestic violence and helping women, children and families in need.
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