McBride along with JD Souther will honor Linda Ronstadt with a collaboration of her hit, “Blue Bayou.”
Previously held during Grammy Week in February, this is the first time The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone event and musical tribute. The celebration was recorded at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
McBride hits the road later this year with the North American Love Unleashed Tour.
The tour comes on the heels of McBride’s 13th studio album, RECKLESS (Nash Icon Records) which was released this past April. The album features songs that are both a mix of classic country and a contemporary edge. Martina’s current single, “Just Around the Corner,” premiered on the CMT Music Awards this summer. Martina’s unparalleled vocals and depth are what keep fans ready for more.