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.