Martina McBride Enlists Don Was for a “Dream Come True”

admin —  January 15, 2014 — 33 Comments

Soulful Classics Revealed on Track Listing for ‘Everlasting’


Martina McBride had a specific vision for ‘Everlasting’ (out April 8th), a collection of iconic soul and R&B songs, and knew Grammy-winning producer Don Was had just the experience and insight to lead her on this journey. The legendary producer guided McBride through songs as diverse as Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and Van Morrison’s “Wild Night,” and yielded a new sound and a departure for the country icon and four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.

“I love soulful music and it just made sense to me to stretch a bit at this time and do something that fills my heart and allows me to explore a little bit,” said Martina on her upcoming album. “I have worked hard to choose some of the best and most loved classics, much like I did with ‘Timeless,’ and interpret them in a way that is faithful to the original, but still has my own artistic spin to make it mine.”

“Working with Don was a dream come true,” continued Martina. “He is so musical and really helped me focus on how to do these songs in a way that not only features the vocal, but also connects this music with what I’ve done in the past in a really honest and organic way. Putting out new music is one of the most exciting things we can do as performers, and I can’t wait to take this music on tour.”

‘Everlasting’ will be released on McBride’s own Vinyl Records through Kobalt label services.

Track Listing

1. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man/ Original Artist: Aretha Franklin
2. If You Don’t Know Me By Now/ Original Artist: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
3. Suspicious Minds/ Original Artist: Elvis Presley
4. Little Bit Of Rain/ Original Artist: Fred Neil
5. Bring It On Home To Me (duet with Gavin DeGraw)/ Original Artist: Sam Cooke
6. Come See About Me/ Original Artist: The Supremes
7. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted/ Original Artist: Jimmy Ruffin
8. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long/ Original Artist: Otis Redding
9. Wild Night/ Original Artist: Van Morrison
10. In The Basement (duet with Kelly Clarkson)/ Original Artist: Etta James and Sugar   Pie DeSanto
11. My Babe/ Original Artist: Little Walter
12. To Know Him Is To Love Him/ Original Artist: The Teddy Bears




33 responses to Martina McBride Enlists Don Was for a “Dream Come True”

  1. You have always beautiful and loving,I just need some pick me up,I gone through a abused marriage and in a coma,from him,My ex from in Law enforment in Ga.The law never arrested him for all the abuse and and me going to Hosp after Hosp and X’ray at the hosp. many many times,I have lost Two sons,since aug15.2013 He is my Heart,Lost another son Jan,24.2014 4 Grandbabies behind,My Daughter is lost we all are,I hope you take the time to read this,I Love you

  2. I agree, you have the voice of an Angel, and no matter what your singing it’s always great.

  3. I am totally fascinated with the album cover. It is one of a kind. The attention to detail is magnificent. Very impressive.
    Will it be possible to buy “Everlasting” on a vinyl LP? I hope that the answer is yes.
    Much credit is given to the creator of this album cover. I know the music will be great. It always is.

  4. If you follow Martina on Twitter and FB, she announced a little while ago that her first single off the album, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” is available for download from iTunes NOW! :)

  5. Tony Messbarger January 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    “I love soulful music and it just made sense to me to stretch a bit at this time and do something that fills my heart and allows me to explore a little bit,”

    Perfect Martina!

    I’m Grateful that my spirit connects with yours!

  6. Really looking forward to hearing your vocal interpretations of these great songs on Feb. 1st in Reno! You have such a great voice!

  7. What a great selection of song’s. the songs you selected were in my era . Can’t wait to hear you sing those songs and bring back many memories. You are a fantastic artist and I love to hear you sing.

  8. Martina I have all your albums and I can’t wait to add this one to my collection. Your exquisite voice is second to none and listening to it has given me countless hours of enjoyment. Big Love from Australia xx

  9. So Excited, what a collection of fabulous songs. Your voice will extend the beauty and love of all of them! Can’t wait to get my hands on “Everlasting” !!!!’

  10. So excited! I can’t wait to hear it!!!

  11. I know this will be an awesome album. Saw you on tour in September. You were great and your voice is amazing. Can’t wait to hear your duet with Kelly. I remember when you all did a duet to “Does He Love You”. It was truly amazing and your voices blended so well together.

  12. She’s good at anything she sings!!

  13. love the old songs.

  14. When will the CD be available on iTunes and Spotify?

  15. Can’t wait to hear it! When will the CD be on iTunes and Spotify?

  16. One of the best voices of all time singing some of the greatest songs of all time. Awesome. Can’t. Wait!

  17. One of the best voices of all time singing some of the greatest songs of all time!!! Can’t wait!!!

  18. I want a video CD of it. The voice is only part of the beauty.

  19. looks like you have hand picked with real care these tracks hope you do some tracks at c2c in march one track missing STILL

  20. I have all your CD’s can’t wait to add it to my collection. Love you and your music Martina. Live from ND

  21. What an amazing group of songs you have chosen, can’t wait to hear your Timeless voice sing them. Already love your version of If You Don’t Know Me By Now and I’m most excited to hear your take on Suspicious Minds. Thank you for the incredible music!

  22. Jonathon Bartlett January 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    What an exciting project! I can’t wait! I hope we get to hear some of these at your upcoming concert in Albuquerque!

  23. So excited. Have been listening daily to If You Don’t Know Me By Now.

  24. I am so looking forward to it. I have listened to If you don’t know me by now everyday since you released in on you webpage.

  25. AAAHHHH!!!!!!! CAN”T WAIT!!!!!!! LOVE IT ALREADY!!!!!!!

  26. Can’t wait to hear it!

  27. OMGosh…I can wait to hear your beautiful voice sing these songs!! #goingtobeamazing

  28. When are we going to get an album of original material with deep and stunning ballads? Martina that’s what you’re good at!!

  29. HOLY WOW! This TRULY, truly is gonna be A-MAZING!!!!

  30. Martina – sounds like a wonderful album! Can’t wait to get a copy!!

  31. Sounds good cant wait to buy it love some of songs, your the best martina

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