Entries in Martina McBride (2)


First Round of CMA Music Festival Performers Announced

Keith Urban. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first round of performers has been announced for this summer's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, including Keith Urban, Reba, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and The Band Perry round out the list for the festival, set for June 9-12.

The event will again be filmed for an ABC special.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CMA Music Festival, which began as Fan Fair in 1972.

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Martina McBride Back on Track with New Label, New Album Coming

Photo Courtesy - RCA Nashville(NEW YORK) -- Martina McBride has signed a new record deal with the Big Machine Label Group, which is also the home of Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Reba, among others.  The label switch is just part of McBride's new career direction.

She's about to start recording a new album next month, and says, "I've found some songs that just -- I'm so excited about.  And I have such a clear vision for this record."

McBride admits it's sometimes hard to keep moving forward musically after so many years of success. This new project seems to be falling into place, though.

"It's going to be much more stripped down," Martina says.  "More acoustic, more organic -- very honest production.  I really just want to let these songs shine."

Expect a new single from McBride's album to surface sometime around the first of next year.´╗┐

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