On Tuesday (July 20th), country superstar Martina McBride shared an epic video of her live music return with the hit band Alabama in Nashville, Tennessee.
“We’re back! It’s been 18 months since our last show & I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than with @TheAlabamaBand at @BrdgstoneArena!” Martina McBride writes in the tweet. She then shares it was so great to be with fans and experience live music again.
Martina is currently preparing for her upcoming show at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana. She’ll be on tour until October 9th, but has a show On March 5, 2022 in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Martina McBride Talks Music Taste & Career
While chatting with Southern Living, Martina McBride discusses her music career, including what is her favorite song to record. “I wouldn’t record a song if I didn’t love,” she states.
But Martina McBride then says she does like the song “I’m Going to Love You Through It” from her Eleven album. “It’s about a woman fighting breast cancer and her husband’s love and support. It’s the only song in 20 years that, every time I sing it, I get goosebumps from head to toe.”
Martina then says that her dream duet is Hank Williams or Patsy Cline. “Their sound is just really pure,” McBride explains. “Before there was a business to the music business, they were creating something from their hearts without thinking about how many records they would sell.”
She then says that Rick Bragg is her “favorite” storyteller. “I love memoirs. I love [Rick Bragg’s] book All Over But Shoutin’. The sentences are like a gift of language you want to open over and over.”
Martina Joins Forces With the American Red Cross
Last year, Martina McBride talked to American Songwriter about joining forces with the American Red Cross to donate blood and take part in the Comfort & Joy Campaign. “I’d heard about giving blood my whole life,” she explains. McBride then recalls when her mother needed blood during her emergency heart surgery. “We were in this moment. My mom was going to receive blood because someone out there took the time out of their day to donate blood.”
Martina then states that giving blood is a very quick and easy way for everyone to give back to their communities. “There are so many needs for blood right now, whether it’s a child with cancer or an accident victim or a difficult childbirth.”
In regards to how she was handling life during the COVID-19 lockdowns, Martina adds, “You know you have days when everything feels fine and then you have a blue and blah day when you literally have to take care of each other. I miss touring so much.”