Martina McBride is featured on John Mellencamp’s latest single, “Grandview,” and they will be performing the song together for the first time on television on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” – Tonight, Tuesday, February 28th at 11:35pm / 10:35pmC on NBC. Listen to “Grandview” HERE This year, Martina is celebrating 25 years of touring. For the 2017 leg of her Love Unleashed tour, she has partnered up with CMT for the third annual “Next Women of Country” tour. Martina will be joined by special guests, Lauren Alaina, Post Monroe and Maggie Rose. This summer, John will tour for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado with special guests, Emmylou Harris, tour-mate Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine. ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP: John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. John also wrote the title song for the upcoming film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. His pieces were shown in 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville under the title “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art Of John Mellencamp” and, more recently at the Butler Institute of American Art in an exhibition entitled “The Paintings Of John Mellencamp.” “The Paintings of John Mellencamp” traveled to the Museum of Art-DeLand, Florida and John’s art was showcased at the ACA Gallery in New York. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music. An extraordinary collaboration performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band is The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical with music Continue reading
MARTINA McBRIDE BRINGS HER SOARING VOICE TO FANS ON THE LOVE UNLEASHED TOUR Martina to Offer Fans VIP Experiences for the First Time Nashville, TN (August 15, 2016 – ) – Hot on the heels of her latest studio album, RECKL ESS, award-winning country superstarMartina McBride is gearing up for all new shows in North America on the Love Unleashed Tour. On select dates, Martina will be joined by special guests, High Valley (Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville) and prolific singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, August 19th in select markets. “With so much tragedy and uncertainty in the world, our family is watching less news and spending more time listening to music, sharing stories over dinner, and loving each other,” says McBride. “I want this concert to be a place where people can share the common experience of music and how it can work its magic, as only music can. A place where we can come together and show our love for each other and head back out into the world a little stronger for having been there.” Martina will offer VIP Experiences for the first time which will include a meet & greet and Q&A session, exclusive autographed gift, premium tickets and more. VIP packages go on sale to the public Friday, August 19 in select markets. More details available here:www.MartinaMcBride.com RECKLESS (Nash Icon Records) marks Martina’s 13th studio album featuring songs that are both a mix of classic country and a contemporary edge. Martina’s current single, “Just Around the Corner,” premiered on the CMT Awards this summer. Martina’s unparalleled vocals and dept h are what keep fans ready for more. The Love Unleashed Tour dates are as follows: October 14, 2016 – Poplar Bluff, MO – Black River Coliseum October 15, 2016 – Lawrenceburg, IN – Lawrenceburg Event Center October 21, 2016 – Tunica, MS – Gold Strike Millennium Theatre October 22, 2016 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center October 29, 2016 – Charenton, LA – Cypress Bayou Casino November 11, 2016 – Stamford, CT – Palace Theater November 18, 2016 – Dodge City, KS – United Wireless Arena November 19, 2016 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place December 1, 2016 – Erie, PA – Warner Theatre December 2, 2016 – Saginaw, MI – The Theater at the Dow Event Center December 3, 2016 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama December 8, 2016 – & nbsp;Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall December 9, 2016 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall *Additional tour stops to be announced at a later date. For additional tour dates and information, please visit www.MartinaMcBride.com and keep up with Martina McBride on Facebook, TwitterandInstagram.
TALENT ADDED TO ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® LINEUP Brandy Clark, Brett El dredge, Martina McBride, Maren Morris, Chase Rice and A Thousand Horses have just been added to the already star-studded lineup for this year’s ACM Party for a Cause® Festival! Taking over the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, the three-day fest will include multiple stages, ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace and more. The music kicks off on Friday, April 1, with Carrie Underwood headlining a special “ACM Women of Country Night” featuring an all-female lineup of performers. ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley will continue the party as headliner on Saturday, April 2. On Sunda y, April 3, Kenny Chesney will close out the festival with a full set that will take place simultaneously with the 51st ACM Awards. If you haven’t already booked your trip to Vegas for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, you’ll definitely want to do it now because tickets are selling fast! Get your TICKETS today! For a full list of the weekend’s performers and for more information about the festival, CLICK HERE. Can’t wait to see y’all in April for The Week Vegas Goes Country®!
Shot of Country: Get In The Holiday Spirit with our “White Christmas” Inspired Drink Recipe! In this special edition of our weekly Shot Of Country, we’re whipping up a drink that we think will definitely get you into the holiday spirit! Whether you like the version sung by Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow or any other of your favorite country singers, this “White Christmas” inspired recipe is easy to make and will be fun to enjoy! So, grab yourself a glass and get ready! Cheers! Watch: Shot of Country: White Christmas.
Martina McBride Hits The Road For A 16-City Christmas Tour. Martina McBride’s favorite time of year is Christmas, so this year she is doing it up big in more way than one! She will be sharing this magical time of the year with fans as she makes appearances in two TV specials, premiers a new music video, lends her voice to the Very Special Christmas album and performs on her 16-city The Joy of Christmas Tour. The tour kicked off this past Friday in Atlanta, GA and will hit cities in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Missouri and more! The final show will be December 21 in Chicago, IL. McBride will be backed by a 12 piece band, including a string section, to help blow the audiences socks off! There will be a duet with “The King,” local celebs reciting “The Grinch,” and a home video of the McBride’s on Christmas morning. “My goal is to put everyone in the Christmas spirit by bringing every aspect of Christmas to life on stage,” said McBride during her tour rehearsal. “We perform everything from pop classics like ‘Let it Snow’ and ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ to the beautiful hymns such as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘O Holy Night.’ One of the parts I’m most looking forward to is when I go into the audience to chat with fans. It’s spontaneous and fun, because you never know what’s going to happen! I love Christmas, and I’ve put together a show that is powerful and full of emotion, as well as fun for the whole family. I would love for this show to become a holiday tradition for everyone.” McBride’s brand new music video for “Please Come Home For Christmas” was directed by Roman White and is expected to be released very soon! The song will be on the 25th anniversary of the A Very Special Christmas holiday series that benefits the Special Olympics.
Drink Recipes Inspired By Country Music Lyrics, This Is Your Thanksgiving Edition Shot of Country: Martina McBride’s “Blessed”! What goes better with Country Music than a good drink? Not much! So, we’re goin’ straight to the source and bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite country music lyrics. So, grab a glass and get ready! This week we’re going along with Martina McBride and her song “Blessed“, and we’re counting our blessings as we mix up our drinks and raise our glasses! Watch the video below to check in with HaleighT, and get the recipe! Try it out for yourself and share your thoughts by commenting below OR finding us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER! Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll! Thanksgiving Shot of Country: Martina McBride “Blessed“.
Martina McBride Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Musicians on Call. The Hard Rock Café in Nashville welcomes Martina McBride to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live performances to hospital patients. Katy Epley, MOC Director of National Expansion, is looking forward to Martina’s performance on November 16th. “Musicians On Call is honored and excited to have the acclaimed artist Martina McBride perform in Nashville. We are so grateful for Martina’s participation and support.” Don’t miss your chance to see Martina McBride as she celebrates Musicians on Call. All proceeds from the show go directly to MOC. Go ahead and get your tickets today so you don’t miss out!
Martina McBride Adds 16 Holiday Concert Dates to Tour! We country music fans all love ourselves a little Martin McBride, right? So, its always great to hear that we’re gonna get an extra chance to see her perform live! The country music star announced that she is adding 16 NEW dates to her touring schedule…all just for the holiday season. Through the Fall months, McBride will continue her already-in-full-swing One Night tour, and she will kick off her Joy of Christmas tour dates on November, 23rd in Atlanta, GA! The new holiday dates will run through December 21st concluding in Chicago, IL. Get complete dates below, and click on the links to find tickets! One Night Tour, remaining Fall Dates Sept. 28: Nashville Oct. 5: Lancaster, Pa. Oct. 6: Salamenca, N.Y. Oct. 12: Tunica, Miss. Oct. 13: Bossier City, La. Oct. 20: Morgantown, W.Va. Oct. 25: New York City Oct. 26: Darby, Pa. Oct. 27: Toledo, Ohio Oct. 28: Jim Thorpe, Pa. Nov. 8: Carmel, Ind. The Joy of Christmas Tour Nov. 23: Atlanta Nov. 24: Norfolk, Va. Nov. 25: Roanoke, Va. Nov. 29: Green Bay, Wis. Dec. 1: Milwaukee, Wis. Dec. 6: Kingston, Ontario, Canada Dec. 7: Westbury, N.Y. Dec. 8: Williamsport, Pa. Dec. 9: West Long Branch, N.J. Dec. 12: Springfield, Ill. Dec. 13: Pittsburgh Dec. 14: Albany, N.Y. Dec. 15: Lowell, Mass. Dec. 17: Fayetteville, N.C. Dec. 20: Kansas City, Mo. Dec. 21: Chicago
The Shalom Foundation’s Hymns, Hams & Jams Concert Was A Success! Last week, Martina McBride shared her time and musical talents at Nashville’s Hymns, Hams & Jams concert from Loveless Barn in support of The Shalom Foundation. The event was a huge success, raising much-needed funds in support of its medical program in Guatemala. The August 21 Hymns, Hams & Jams concert, headlined by Martina McBride, also featured a performance and live auction with legendary songwriter Bob DiPiero. GAC and Sirius XM personality Storme Warren hosted the event. Auction items included tickets to the 2012 World Series, Nashville Predators VIP packages, Peter Nappi custom footwear, a private bus party, exclusive concert tickets and backstage experiences with artists including Brad Paisley and The Band Perry and a unique eat-and-greet experience with Zac Brown Band, all bringing in donations for the Christian organization and its work in Guatemala. The Shalom Foundation recently brought 14-year old Angelica Morales to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital to complete surgery on a complicated vascular malformation, which required more resources than were currently available at its Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City. A pediatric dental surgery team recently returned from The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City, led by doctors and nurses from the Nashville area including Dr. George Adams, Dr. George Fiaz and Dr. Shannon Hershey. Proceeds from this month’s Hymns Hams & Jams will directly support The Shalom Foundation’s medical program.
Martina McBride Is Set To Headline The 3rd Annual Hymns, Hams & Jams Concert In Nashville. Martina McBride is sharing her time and talents in a special concert from Nashville’s Loveless Barn to benefit The Shalom Foundation and its medical program in Guatemala. Taking place August 21, Hymns, Hams & Jams will also feature a live auction with legendary songwriter Bob DiPiero. GAC and Sirius XM personality Storme Warren will host the event. Auction items include tickets to the 2012 World Series, Garth Brooks and Sugarland autographed guitars, a private bus party, concert tickets, backstage VIP experiences and more! Tickets to this exclusive event are available through The Shalom Foundation at 615-595-5811 or by contacting Executive Director Allison Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shalom Foundation recently brought 14-year old Angelica Morales to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital to complete surgery on a complicated vascular malformation which required more resources than were currently available at its Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City. Proceeds from this month’s 3rd Annual Hymns Hams & Jams will directly support The Shalom Foundation’s medical program. A pediatric dental surgery team is also serving at The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City, led by doctors and nurses from the Nashville area including Dr. George Adams, Dr. George Fiaz and Dr. Shannon Hershey. WHO: Martina McBride with Bob DiPiero and Storme Warren WHAT: Hymns Hams & Jams WHEN: Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Loveless Barn 8400 Tennessee Highway 100 Nashville, TN 37221 WHY: Concert, Dinner and Auction to benefit The Shalom Foundation HOW: Tickets can be purchased through The Shalom Foundation at 615-595-5811 or email@example.com