“America the Beautiful” at NASCAR

December 2, 2010 — Leave a comment



NASCAR announced the addition of multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist Martina McBride to the roster for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, set for Friday, Dec. 3 at Wynn Las Vegas.  Known as one of the most spectacular voices in any musical genre, McBride has been invited to perform “America the Beautiful” for NASCAR drivers and teams, while broadcast live for fans on SPEED at 9 p.m. ET.  She will join an exciting performance lineup including country music vocal group Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY award-winning artist Colbie Caillat, comedic host Frank Caliendo, and a special performance by Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS.” 

McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY winning recording artist with more than 18 million career album sales and 23 Top 10 singles, including six number ones.  The breadth of her talents – as recording artist, producer, songwriter, and live entertainer – has made her an in-demand performer and personality, appearing multiple times on such high-profile television programs as “Oprah,”“Today,” and “Good Morning America” as well as “American Idol,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The GRAMMY Awards,” “The Bachelorette,” “VH1 Divas,” “20/20,” and many more.

“I’m looking forward to singing for the NASCAR drivers and teams at this year’s awards ceremony,” said McBride. “NASCAR and country music go hand-in-hand and have one very important thing in common – the fans. They are the most loyal of any I’ve ever known and it’s always a thrill to perform live for such an enthusiastic and supportive audience.”  

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony will culminate NASCAR Champion’s Week, a postseason celebration of fan-friendly activities in Las Vegas.  For more information on the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony and NASCAR’s Champions Week, visit www.nascar.com/championsweek.

December Fan of the Month!

November 30, 2010 — Leave a comment

Congratulations Kim!

My name is Kim, but most of you know me as Curlygirl!  I am SO excited to be December’s Fan of the Month!  Not only is it an awesome Christmas surprise, but my birthday is this month, too!  What a great gift!  I live in the PIttsburgh area with my husband and two little girls, who happen to love singing Martina songs, too!    I’ve always loved listening to music, but I have to say, that I never really listened to music until Martina’s songs started playing on my radio.  Her songs have opened my eyes to how lyrics can truly move a person.  A few of my all-time favorites are “Anyway,” “Concrete Angel,” and “In My Daughter’s Eyes.”  They all have made me cry!  I think Martina is THE BEST artist in the music industry today, but is overlooked too often.  So, as a proud member of Team McBride, I get to help spread the word to the world about Martina and her amazing, God-given voice!  I have been insanely lucky enough to have met Martina, and she is even more gorgeous in person!  I am praying really hard that I can attend the fanclub party next year (if there is one), so I can meet a lot of my new Martina friends, too!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Shows Added!

November 24, 2010 — Leave a comment

Don’t miss Martina at KISS 99.9′s Chili Cookoff in Miami or at KMLE 108′s Country Thunder in Phoenx in 2011! For dates and information, please visit the EVENTS section of this site.

CMT Artists of the Year Performers, Presenters Announced

November 23, 2010 — Leave a comment

Darius Rucker, British singer-songwriter Adele, Amos Lee, Maroon 5 and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry have been confirmed as performers at the CMT Artists of the Year special airing Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT. The 90-minute special will honor Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band as the top artists of the year based on retail sales, radio airplay, concert grosses and activity on CMT.com. Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, Alabama‘s Randy Owen and Paramore’s Hayley Williams will serve as presenters during the 90-minute special hosted by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner.


November 8, 2010 — Leave a comment

Nashville, Tennessee (November 8, 2010) – Republic Nashvilleproudly announces the addition of Country Music Icon Martina McBrideto its roster. This special reveal took place earlier today at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in front of industry and press just as CMA Week begins. The four-time CMA Vocalist of the Year – tied only with Reba – could make history if she takes the title again Wednesday night.  


Joining forces with an outside-of-the-box operation will provide a natural evolution in an already incredible career. “The passion and excitement Scott, Jimmy and the entire Big Machine Label Group/Republic Nashville team have for my career and music is so inspiring to me. I have been blessed with an amazing career but in so many ways I really feel like the best is yet to come. I am as over-the-top excited about making music today as I was when I first moved to Nashville,” said Martina.



The superstar’s phenomenal talents, coupled with an innovative and passionate record label, provide a solid foundation for a shifting era in the music industry. “When you think about big voices, the name at the top of the list is always Martina McBride.   Her body of work, the important songs, the amazing and moving awards-show performances and all the incredible accolades place her as one of the most important music artists of this generation.  When we found out she might be looking for a new home, we didn’t walk, we ran to be first in line.  She’s completely energized and has a stack of great new songs and ideas.  We can’t wait to plug in as we look forward to continuing and building on this career of excellence,” said Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO.



According to Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen, “Along with being a gigantic Martina McBride fan it is an honor to have the opportunity to work with one of the greatest female vocalists of our time. Martina and her artistry are timeless.” Martina will begin recording her new BMLG/Republic Nashville album in December with producer Byron Gallimore. Also look for her hitting the stage with Grammy-winning rockers Train (“Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels”) on CMT Crossroads, premiering Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.  


About Martina McBride <>http://www.martinamcbride.com/> : One of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music is four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® winning recording artist Martina McBride, who has garnered more than 18 million album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six that hit #1. The breadth of her talents – as recording artist, producer, songwriter and concert entertainer – has made her an in-demand performer and personality, appearing on such high-profile programs as Oprah, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, the Today show’s “Today Throws a Wedding,” VH1 Divas (singing with Jordin Sparks), The Bachelorette, Private Sessions, a 20/20 special and much more. Celebrated for her beauty and sense of fashion, as well as her everywoman perspective in life and music, Martina is a wife and mother of three girls who has been featured on the covers of publications like Redbook and Shape. Among her hits are such anthemic and empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “Ride,” all of which have underscored her incredible popularity as one of music’s preeminent female vocalists. Her last album was the chart-topping Shine.


About Republic Nashville <http://www.republicnashville.com/> : Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, LLC announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009. Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President with Borchetta serving as CEO. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records. Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008. Republic Nashville’s artist roster includes the Top 20-charting rising stars The Band Perry, the Eli Young Band,Jaron And The Long Road To Love, sister act SHEL and honky tonkin’ singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney.