Martina McBride
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June, 2001



6/01 courtesy of  

Martina's new single, "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues," is country and it rocks!!! Be listening for it and be sure to call your favorite radio stations to request it! (Hint: Ask for the unedited album version.)

The single will be one of four new tracks along with 13 hits on Martina's upcoming Greatest Hits cd, scheduled for release on September 18.

Martina will appear on CMT Most Wanted on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:00pm CT for the debut of the video. Keep watching here for the latest news, including a very special offer from RCA that you will not want to miss!!!

06/01 courtesy of  
"Girls' Night Out" Tour Kicks Off July 13

NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  /PRNewswire/ -- This summer's only all female country music tour has been confirmed. "Girls' Night Out" starring Reba McEntire and Martina McBride, along with Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal and Carolyn Dawn Johnson, will play 24 cities from July 13th through August 19th, 2001. Reba McEntire, joins the tour fresh from a five month stint on Broadway, where she has received unprecedented unanimous acclaim for her starring role in "Annie Get Your Gun." McEntire, multi-lauded singer, actress, author and twice-named Entertainer of the Year, is well known for her elaborate concert stage productions. "I am so excited to get back on the road," McEntire said. "And I am especially thrilled to share the stage with these super talented girls!" 

Renowned vocalist,
Martina McBride, is a multi-platinum selling artist whose accolades include recognition as the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year, and countless nominations for vocal and video performances. McBride's former collaborative efforts with Reba include the 1996 Grammy nominated recording of "On My Own." "It's an honor to be a part of this line-up," McBride said. Sara Evans is currently riding high on the success of "Born to Fly," her RIAA gold-certified third album for RCA Records, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard charts. A critic's favorite since her 1997 debut, Evans' first foray into producing has resulted in her fastest selling CD to date. Jamie O'Neal's "There is No Arizona" was the first #1 debut single by a female artist since 1996. Currently heard singing "All By Myself" in the comedy release "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Girls' Night Out" is O'Neal's first country music tour. Newcomer and former Martina McBride backup singer, Carolyn
Dawn Johnson
, opens the show with a rare acoustic set. Johnson's debut Arista Nashville album, "Room With A View," is due out by summer's end. 
To see where the Girls' Night Out Tour will be appearing, visit our Tour Dates Page.

06/01 courtesy of  
Evolution Is Triple Platinum!

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified Martina's album Evolution as Triple Platinum, which signifies sales of three million units (CD's and tapes). The album, co-produced by Martina and Paul Worley, was released on August 26, 1997, and includes the hits "Wrong Again," "Still Holding On" (with Clint Black), "Valentine" (with Jim Brickman on piano), "A Broken Wing," "Happy Girl," and "Whatever You Say."

Congratulations to Martina, Paul Worley, RCA, the songwriters and all others involved in the project.

Martina's current album,
Emotion, has been certified Platinum (so far). Her next album, a Greatest Hits package which will include four new songs, is scheduled for release September 18.

6/01 courtesy of  
Martina Takes Part In Mercy Project CD

Martina has recorded a brand new song entitled "You'll Get Through This" for the "Mercy Project" album.  The song is a truly uplifting, beautiful song of hope.

All proceeds from the cd will benefit the Mercy Ministries of America, which is a non-profit organization that provides a home for troubled girls.  The other artists taking part in the project are Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Kim Hill, Jill Phillips, Lisa Bevill, April McLean, Point of Grace, Michelle Tumes, Christine Dente, Darlene Zschech and Erin O'Donnell.

You can listen to a song clip of Martina's song here:  Real Audio  |  MP3

To hear more song clips from the album, you can click here to visit Word Records web site.

So show your support for the Mercy Project by going out and picking up a copy of this cd, or you can click here to order on-line from cdnow

6/01/01 courtesy of  "John Staten"  from

The new issue of Country Weekly (June 12) has an article on Martina. There is also a feature on the weddings of country stars. It includes two pictures of Martina and John at their wedding, including one on the cover.


If you don't already have the June issue of Cowboys & Indians with a major article on Martina, including the cover, your time may have run out. In this area, the July issue began appearing on the stands today. You can still order one from the publisher by calling (214) 750-8222. The cost is $5.00 pplus S&H.

This is a must-have for any Martina fan.

You can read the article and see some of the pix at


06/01 courtesy of  
YWCA Celebrity Auction Was The Best Yet!

This year's YWCA Celebrity Auction WIth Martina McBride was a huge success, raising over $54,000 to support the Nashville organization. That's the best ever in the event's 18 years.

Martina's handwritten lyrics to
"There You Are," framed with a color photo, brought in $3,350!!! That was topped only by George Strait's handwritten lyrics to "Dont Make Me Come Over There," which brought $3,600.

This was Martina's seventh consecutive year to serve as Celebrity Host of  the the auction, which is held annually during Fan Fair. Proceeds from the auction go to support the Nashville YWCA's many worthwhile activities which include a domestic violence center, after-school programs for at-risk girls, and a Job Readiness & Career Development Program for Families First participants.

For more details on this year's auction and a history of the event, click here.



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