Martina McBride

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Martina McBride On The Red Carpet Of The 2011 Grammy Awards

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ACM Honors Women Of Country With Girls Night Out Special

The Academy of Country Music will be honoring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Carrie Underwood for achievements throughout their careers thus far with a special titled Girl's Night Out: Superstar Women of Country.

Reba has been crowned Top Female Vocalist a record setting seven times, more than any artist throughout the Academy’s 46 year history.

Martina has received the Top Female Vocalist honor by the ACM three times in 2001, 2002 and 2003 respectively. ACM Lifting Lives is honoring McBride for her dedication to raising awareness about domestic violence as well as championing female empowerment through her music. “Independence Day” and “Concrete Angel” are just a couple shining examples.

Miranda Lambert is the only female artist to win Album of the Year twice, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend back in 2007 and in 2009 with Revolution.

Jennifer Nettles, half of the country-pop duo Sugarland, is only the second female artist in ACM history to not only write but perform the winning Song of the Year solo with 2007’s surprise hit “Stay”.

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Martina McBride: Behind The Scenes As She Records New Album

Martina McBride and crew bussed their way to Atlanta to begin recording her new album. We'll be looking forward to its release sometime, we hope, this year!

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Martina McBride And Pat Monahan - A Perfect Fit

Martina McBride and Train on CMT's Crossroads airs tomorrow night on CMT, and while we've shared quite a few stories on it already, I couldn't pass up an interview.

Martina and Pat sat down with CMT Insider producer Tim Hardiman and talked about their collaborations on songs as diverse as the band's Grammy-winning Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) and her Independence Day.

CMT: How were you guys approached about this show? And what makes this a good fit?

McBride: I think we were probably simultaneously approached about singing together, and I was really excited because Pat's such a great singer. I love their music. And so it's real fun for me to get to do something different like this.

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Martina McBride And Train Rock CMT's Crossroads Saturday (With Video)

Country superstar Martina McBride will make her second appearance on the CMT show Crossroads when she is joined by Train for an episode that premiers Saturday, November 20th at 8PM Eastern Time. McBride made her first appearance on the show back in 2003, when she was joined by Pat Benatar.

The show was taped before an invitation-only audience in Nashville, Tennessee. Mcbride and Train are sure to bring a high energy to the show which will feature McBride's hits "A Broken Wing" and "Wrong Baby Wrong" as well as the Train hits "Drops of Jupiter," "Marry Me" and "Hey, Soul Sister."

Train's lead singer, Pat Monahan, said that Martina was one of the best vocalists around, saying ""Martina is an icon in the country music world because her voice is amazing and her songs are timeless."

Be sure to check out the preview below to watch Martina and Train perform "Broken Wing" and be sure to tune in and set your DVRs for Saturday night!

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Martina McBride Joins Lady Antebellum For Rousing Encore (With Video)

Lady Antebellum fans in Chattanooga, Tennessee got an extra special treat last night as Martina McBride joined the band for a rousing rendition of the Pat Benatar classic "Hit Me With Your Best Shot!" Lady Antebellum introduced Martina to the crowd saying she was the best female vocalist in country music, then noted that she was the first artist to ever take them out on the road.

Sure, the quality isn't the best with this YouTube video, but you'll get an idea of the energy in the room. In my estimation Martina does it best when she can let it rock, as you'll see here! Wish I was in Chattanooga last night! (click read more for video)

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Taylor Swift Wins Country Songwriter Of The Year

There's just no stopping Taylor Swift. Last night at the BMI Songwriters Awards Taylor won the Country Songwriter of the Year award, becoming the youngest person ever to claim it. And she and co-writer Liz Rose shared Country Song of the Year for “You Belong With Me,” recognized as the most-played country title over a full year, according to the performing rights organization.

Taylor has had an emotional week as the day before she had just sang at a friends funeral.

“It’s been a really emotional week,” she told the crowd. “He was 21, and I used to play my songs for him first. So I would like to thank Jeff Lang.”

Other awards of the evening went to songwriters and music publishers to honor significant airplay for such titles as “Cowboy Casanova,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” “Big Green Tractor,” “American Ride,” “One In Every Crowd” and “White Liar.”

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It's Official - Martina McBride To Republic Nashville

Just as we expected, the big news today from Big Machine Records / Republic Nashville is that they have signed multi-platinum recording artist Martina McBride to their label. McBride had spent all 18 years of her career at RCA/Sony/BMG and was obviously ready for a change.

As we discussed recently I believe this is a great move for Martina and will look forward to watching how her next album does under the new label.

The announcement was made today at a press conference that was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame (image) in Nashville, Tennessee.

"I'm excited to have [Republic Nashville's] passion, excitement and energy focused on my career," Martina told those in attendance, according to Country Aircheck.

McBride joins The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Sunny Sweeny, Jaron and the Long Road To Love and Shel on Republic Nashville's roster.

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Martina McBride To Big Machine / Republic Nashville?

Big Machine Records and Republic Nashville are set to announce something big on Monday morning. Could it be that the multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year winner Martina McBride could be set to join their ranks? We've all heard the rumors and it sure seems to make sense. With Joe Galante leaving Sony/BMG it makes sense for McBride to move on now as well.

I know I'm biased, I worked for Martina for over a decade and a half and never thought that RCA/BMG/Sony (or whatever they're called today) promoted her with both barrels. Her vocal abilities are truly unmatched in the country genre and beyond and she is certainly a very likable and marketable artist across the board.

Big Machine knows how to promote an artist. They have Taylor Swift, the biggest artist in the galaxy at this point and they also have a track record of taking an artist like Jack Ingram, who even though he was extremely talented, toiled away for years without commercial success and took him to the top.

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Martina McBride On Being A "Louisiana Woman"

Ok, Martina McBride is a Kansas girl through and through but on the upcoming Loretta Lynn tribute album entitled "Coal Miner's Daughter" McBride belts out a duet of "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" with Alan Jackson. Loretta Lynn originally released the song as a duet with Conway Twitty back in 1973.

So who came up with the pairing for the song this time around? McBride did.

"Alan is one of my favorite country singers, and I have always loved his voice," she said. "He's very traditional, and I just thought he'd be perfect for this."

On why she chose to record the song "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" McBride recalled

"My dad was a huge Conway Twitty fan, so I grew up listening to Conway and Loretta."

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