MARTINA MCBRIDE FANS WERE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR
AT THIS YEAR’S CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Live Recording of “Wrong Baby Wrong” Released to Country Radio Today
NASHVIILLE, TENN. (June 21, 2010) -- The CMA Music Festival held each year in the famous Music City, USA has traditionally been an event where authentic country music fans are placed in the spotlight – a time when the fans’ voices are heard as loud as those performing. Even more so this year, when Martina McBride hit the stage during a sold out show at LP Field, it wasn’t her illustrious vocals that dominated but the resounding celebratory roar of the crowd that overpowered the sound system. The audience spoke clearly at the 2010 event – Martina McBride is one of the most beloved voices of country music today.
“As unlikely as it seems, it was hard to hear her vocals over the crowd's cheering,” says Chris Parton ofCMT.com. The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts wrote, “It doesn’t matter who takes home the trophies on award show night — country music fans are still in love with Martina McBride.”
“I absolutely love to sing and be on stage and when the crowd is that passionate and enthusiastic it just makes the show even better,” admits Martina. “I know it sounds cliché but it’s magical when fans show such an outpouring of love for what I do. On tour, it’s an experience I never get tired of or ever take for granted. I am so lucky to get to do this for a living.”
Fans will also get the chance to remember the night as RCA Nashville is releasing a special live version of her current single, “Wrong Baby Wrong,” captured during her LP Field performance. This audio clip is courtesy of the Country Music Association. Fans who were there and fans who missed it will have the opportunity to hear this one-of-a-kind recording on their local radio station nationwide.
Martina also participated in her annual YWCA auction during the festival. The auction brought in an incredible $102,289.00, a 29% increase over last year. Martina, who has hosted the charity auction since 1995, had the highest bid of the day, pulling in $11,000 each for two identical handwritten, autographed and framed lyrics for “She’s a Butterfly,” written by Big Kenny who was there with her to auction the pieces – bringing in a total of $22,000.
CMA Music Festival isn’t the only place fans showed support for Martina. It was recently announced that she was nominated for Female Country Artist by the fan voted Teen Choice Awards. The Awards will be televised on FOX on Monday, August 9 at 8:00 pm eastern.
About Martina McBride
One of the most spectacular voices in any genre, Martina 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.
The breadth of her talents – as a recording artist, songwriter, producer and premiere entertainer - has made her an in-demand performer and personality on such high-profile programs as Oprah, VH1 Divas, 20/20, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Bachelorette, Regis & Kelly, The View, A&E Private Sessions and countless other network specials and award shows.
Martina is celebrated for her beauty and sense of fashion, as well as her everywoman perspective in life and music. She is a wife and mother of three who has graced the covers of Redbook, Shape, Ladies' Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Country Weekly and many others.
Among her hits are such empowering songs as "Independence Day," "This One's for the Girls," "Anyway" and "Ride," all of which have underscored her incredible popularity as one of music's preeminent female vocalists. Her latest album is the chart-topping Shine, which includes her current single, "Wrong Baby Wrong.”