Coast To Coast Martina Events

October 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

SUPERSTAR MARTINA MCBRIDE JOINS FRIENDS COAST TO COAST
FOR STAR-STUDDED EVENTS

At Tuesday night’s All for the Hall benefit, 4x CMA Female Vocalist Martina McBride had the Bridgestone Arena crowd on their feet with her stunning performance of her hit “Broken Wing” and a cover of Reba’s “Is There Life Out There.”  Next week, she joins some of Nashville’s finest at the Ryman Auditorium on October 12th for The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Salute To Country Music honoring Loretta Lynn and on October 15, McBride is part of David Foster’s Foster & Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
 
The Foster & Friend’s concert event has McBride joining a who’s who of incredible voices including Seal, Donna Summer, Charice and many more who will perform songs either written, produced or connected to the 15-time GRAMMY winner. The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records.
 
In November it’s CMA Awards time for the superstar vocalist who is nominated once again for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. The 44th Annual CMA Awards will be held in Nashville and airs 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  In December, McBride will headline the Nashville Symphony’s annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. Due to ongoing repairs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the concert will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m.
 
“I say it over and over, I’m so blessed to enjoy such an amazing career and to get the opportunity to be part of some of these magical moments in music history,” noted Martina.
 
Those magical moments this fall have also included the Grand Ole Opry’s historic first show back at the Grand Ole Opry House. The evening was filled with one-of-a-kind Opry moments including McBride’s duet with Connie Smith for Smith’s signature hit “Once A Day.”
 
“The Grand Ole Opry is the heart and soul of country music. It is something that we as artists dream of being a part of. I’m happy I was invited to participate in that historic night,” says McBride.
 
Just weeks earlier, McBride sang with Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart and Natasha Beddingfield as a featured performer on the Stand Up To Cancer ‘s one-hour, commercial-free telecast that aired on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube. The SU2C broadcast was dedicated to the over 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.
 
McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six Number Ones. Among her hits are such empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Anyway” and “Ride,” all of which have contributed to her status as one of country music’s preeminent female vocalists.

 

David Foster & Friends

October 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

LAS VEGAS – GRAMMY® Award-winning showman David Foster, whose recent 10-city Foster & Friends Tour was an extraordinary success nationwide, will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. for a very special evening of music.  Foster, who gives new meaning to the Beatles tune “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends,” will host a who’s who of incredible voices including Seal, Martina McBride, Donna Summer, Charice and many more who will perform songs either written, produced or connected to the 15-time GRAMMY winner. The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records.
 
Tickets priced at $125, $75 and $55, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and are available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
 
“I’m thrilled to be hosting what will surely be a magical evening. We had such a phenomenal time last go round, I knew that I wanted to come back with an equally strong, exciting and entertaining show and a night that would be totally unforgettable.  We truly have some of the greatest voices out there on one stage,” commented Foster.

The first “Hit Man: David Foster and Friends” was one of the most successful specials in the history of PBS.  His last show at the Mandalay Bay included surprise visits by Cher, Paul Anka and Donny Osmond.
 
Foster, who has been nominated for an unprecedented 45 GRAMMY Awards, won two Emmys and has earned an Oscar nomination, has discovered and nurtured the careers of megastars including Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.  He also created chart-topping hits for legends Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire & Chaka Khan.
 
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to championship boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sight lines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.  Prominent events have included concerts such as KISS, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, James Taylor, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney and Alejandro Fernandez.  World championship boxing events have featured Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Antonio Tarver and Fernando Vargas vs. Shane Mosley.  The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year as well as the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

October Fan of the Month!

September 30, 2010 — Leave a comment

Congratulations Katie!

My name is Katie Heber and I’m from Quad Cities, Illinois.  I’m 21 and I am studying elementary education. Other than school, I spend much of my time with my family and friends. The time we share is very special to me.

Anyone who knows me also knows that Martina McBride is also very special to me. I first saw Martina McBride in 2003 at the Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport, Iowa. Since then, I have seen her in concert five additional times. Last November, in 2009, I was fortunate enough to see her and the “Shine All Night” tour from the front row in Moline, Illinois. It was a great night! For a brief moment, Martina looked right at me when she sang my favorite song, “Happy Girl.” 

“Happy Girl” and many others of Martina’s songs fill my iPod and my CD changer in my car. Out of the eight slots in my CD changer, there isn’t a single one that doesn’t have Martina McBride music in it. She doesn’t know it, but her music, my family, and my friends are the joy in my life. No matter how old I get I’ll always be a happy girl.

I’ve never had the chance to meet Martina, but I am sure that she is just as sweet as she seems. 

Thanks Martina!

Nashville Symphony

September 28, 2010 — Leave a comment

Martina McBride joins Symphony for “Home for the Holidays”
Country star will sing holiday favorites at December 10 concert

NASHVILLE, TN. (September 26, 2010) Nashville Symphony is pleased to announce that Martina McBride will headline its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m. Due to ongoing repairs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, this concert will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six Number Ones. Among her hits are such empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Anyway” and “Ride,” all of which have contributed to her status as one of country music’s preeminent female vocalists.

As recording artist, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, wife and mother of three, McBride has graced the covers of Redbook, Shape, Ladies’ Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Country Weekly and many other publications. She has performed on countless national television programs – most recently the multi-network special “Stand Up To Cancer.”  For her “Home for the Holidays” performance, McBride will feature a mix of holiday standards along with new seasonal favorites. “The Nashville Symphony is one of the reasons we proudly call Nashville ‘Music City U.S.A.,’ ” she says, “and I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holiday season than by performing with this talented ensemble of musicians.”

This will be McBride’s first appearance with the Symphony since 1998. At the orchestra’s Symphony Ball fundraiser, she was presented with the Harmony Award, an honor given each year to a musician who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s music community.

Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the orchestra at “Home for the Holidays.” Tickets for this concert are available at NashvilleSymphony.org or by calling 615.687.6400. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more; for more information or to reserve a group, contact Meredith Benning at 615.687.6537 or mbenning@nashvillesymphony.org.

Martina and Alan Jackson

September 24, 2010 — Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

Alan Jackson Is Martina McBride’s Ideal ‘Mississippi Man’

Martina McBride figuratively steps into the glittery ballroom dress of Loretta Lynn, while Alan Jackson affects the sexy swagger of Conway Twitty on the remake of the legendary singers’ 1973 No. 1 hit, ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,’ from the new collection, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.’

Martina is a big fan of the lanky singer-songwriter and had hoped he would agree to join her on the duet. “I love Alan’s voice. He’s one of my favorite singers. He always has been,” Martina tells The Boot. “He’s just a great, great country singer, and we worked together on his last album. It just seemed like he was the right fit. We did ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,’ and I knew he would nail it, and he did. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it!”

As far as the honoree herself, the Kansas native could not be more in awe of the friendship she shares with the legendary entertainer. “Loretta is … she’s just who she is. She’s so real and honest, and I’ve just always admired that about her music and about her. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able with talk to her a lot over the past few years, and she’s reached out to me several times. It just means the world to me, because she is an icon. She is an original. There’s nobody else like her, and I’m really happy that they’re honoring her.”

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn,’ which will be available November 9, also features performances by such artists as Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Paramore, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, White Stripes, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack, and many others.

Pre-order ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn’