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Martina McBride’s soulful album, Everlasting, will hit stores on April 8, but she is teasing fans with the new material. Today, she released “Suspicious Minds,” made famous by Elvis Presley.
“There aren’t very many female versions of that song,” McBride says to USA Today, but “it makes sense for a woman to sing it. I focused on the lyrics on this record. This one is about reacting to jealousy and being possessive. Which women can really relate to.”
*Photo: Kristin Barlow
On March 4th, Martina McBride‘s much-anticipated album, Everlasting, will hit stores. The album won’t be your typical album, but is instead a collection of iconic soul and R&B songs. The album was produced by Grammy-winning legend, Don Was, and includes songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and Van Morrison’s “Wild Night.” The album also features a duet with Kelly Clarkson on “In the Basement” and Gavin DeGraw on “Bring It On Home To Me”
“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. “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.”
The album will be released on McBride’s own Vinyl Records through Kobalt label services.
Everlasting 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
One of country music’s best vocalists of all-time will be releasing an album of classics on March 4, 2014!
Martina McBride’s new album Everlasting will feature iconic songs. Tracks will include “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” made famous by Aretha Franklin, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and the Jimmy Ruffin hit “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted.”
The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year shared:
“These songs have beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics, which is basically all you can ask for as a singer. While this is a bit of a departure for me song-wise, stylistically I approached these songs the way I always have which is singing with as much soul and emotion as I possibly can.” “I think my fans will love this record because they are some of the best songs of all time done in a very classic style. I’m so excited for them to hear it and to take this record, complete with a horn section, on the road in the spring.”
We can’t wait to hear this!
The album will also feature a collaboration with Gavin DeGraw on “Bring It On Home,” originally sung by Sam Cooke.
Produced by Grammy winning producer Don Was, Everlasting will be released on McBride’s own label through Kobalt label services. The full track listing will be revealed soon and we’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, listen to McBride’s amazing cover of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”:
Country superstar Martina McBride has partnered up with Pandora Jewelry for her upcoming concert appearances. As part of their partnership deal, she’ll appear in print advertising in American and Canadian magazines such as Lucky, Canadian Living, Everyday Home, Style At Home, Fitness, and more. The brand will sponsor her upcoming concerts.
About her new partnership, Martina said:
“I am really excited to work with Pandora, a brand that celebrates the qualities that make a woman unique. As a busy working mom, I enjoy being on stage as well as the simple joy of laughing or spending a quiet moment with my daughters. Pandora offers unique jewelry that reflect special moments that I cherish.”
Pandora has designed a special page on their official website just for their partnership with the country star. Check out “Pandora Presents Martina McBride” right here and let us know what you think. You can enter the sweepstakes to win one of Martina’s Picks!
Republic Nashville superstar Martina McBride has raised over $35,000 in one sold-out charity concert for Musicians on Call. The event, which was held on November 16th at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe, was held in support of MOC (Musicians on Call)’s Music City chapter. MOC is a non-profit organization that brings music to the bedsides of patients in six hospitals across the United States.
The funds raised were a big deal to Martina, who shares:
“I was so happy to be a part of the fifth anniversary of Musicians on Call in Nashville! We put together an eclectic set list of hits mixed with some of our favorite album cuts for a show that was one-of-a-kind. It’s a great organization doing important work and I was proud to be a part of that very special evening.
MOC runs on volunteers and financial donations. For more information on the organization visit musiciansoncall.com.
Martina McBride has always been pretty vocal about her support of breast cancer research funding. She released single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” on Republic Nashville as a way of showing her support to cancer victims and their families. That’s why her fan club decided to raise $25,000 for a grant in Martina’s name over the month of October – which has been titled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several of her own fan club members are breast cancer survivors and took this challenge to heart, alongside the “Team Martina” fans.
“Team Martina” has been actively pr0moting and raising funds through multiple fundraisers for this grant, which will be named after Martina with the T.J. Martell Foundation. The grant has been chosen to benefit the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville.
Martina shared with NBC:
“I’ve got a group called ‘Team Martina’ which I’m really proud of, and they have a grant for T.J. Martell in my name!”
“Team Martina” isn’t done yet! They’re continuing their fundraising in their favorite superstar’s name.
Country star Martina McBride will be performing a rare, intimate performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville on Nov. 16 to celebrate the five year mark of Musicians On Call’s (MOC) committed service to Music City. Tickets are now available on the MOC website with prices starting at $75 for general admission. Limited VIP packages, which include a meet and greet with McBride, are also available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Nashville branch of MOC.
“Musicians On Call is honored and excited to have the acclaimed artist Martina McBride perform on behalf of Musicians On Call’s 5th Anniversary in Nashville,” shares MOC Director of National Expansion and Nashville Program Director, Katy Epley. “We are so grateful for Martina’s participation and support.”
“I’m proud to be able to help raise money for this amazing organization,” adds McBride. “The fact that MOC takes music, with all its healing and uplifting power, directly to the people who need it most is so touching to me.” She explains, “As musicians, all we want to do is have our music heard and used to inspire or bring a smile. MOC has figured out the perfect way to do just that.”
Country music fans are about to get a double dose of Martina McBride. The country superstar will continue her highly acclaimed “One Night” intimate theater tour throughout fall before embarking on her own Christmas-themed tour entitled “The Joy Of Christmas.”
“I am extremely excited to get back out on the road this fall to continue our ‘ONE NIGHT’ tour. The reaction from fans this spring and summer has been fantastic. I have never done such an intimate tour before that allows me connect with my fans in such a close way.”
She’s excited for the Christmas tour for a pretty special reason. She continues:
“The Christmas season is by far the McBride family’s favorite time of the year. Holiday music is some of my most favorite to sing and it reminds me of the memories I have growing up that I’ve shared with my daughters. I have compiled all of my favorite Chistmas songs and will package them together in a fun concert for all.”
See her new list of tour dates below and let us know if you’ll be seeing Martina before the end of 2012:
Country music superstar Martina McBride was announced today as the headliner for the August 21st 3rd Annual Hymns Hams & Jams benefiting the Shalom Foundation. Proceeds from the event held at Nashville’s Loveless Barn will go directly towards The Shalom Foundation’s medical program in Guatemala. The concert will also feature a live auction with legendary songwriter Bob DiPiero. GAC and Sirius/XM personality Storme Warren will emcee the event.
Auction items will include tickets to the 2012 World Series, Garth Brooks and Sugarland autographed guitars, a private bus party, concert tickets, backstage VIP experiences and much more! Tickets for the concert are available now and can be purchased through The Shalom Foundation by calling (615) 595-5811 or by e-mailing the Executive Director, Allison Bender, at email@example.com.
The Shalom Foundation recently brought 14 year-old Angelica Morales to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Jr’s 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.
Republic Nashville’s Martina McBride will be joining E!’s new reality show “Opening Act.” She’ll be part of the “Artist Development Team” in a show that previously announced Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean as part of the program. Martina will be helping the amateur acts get ready for their big performance – being taken from their bedrooms to opening for some of the biggest acts in music. The show is produced by reality show king Nigel Lythgoe. Other team members include Jason Derulo, Nick Cooper, Antonina Armato, and Pete Wentz.
“Opening Act” premieres on E! on Monday, July 9th at 10 pm EST.