Multi-GRAMMY Award nominated country singer/songwriter Martina McBride brings the iconic sounds of the '50s and '60s from her latest album entitled Everlasting (released on April 8th, 2014) to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:00pm. McBride will be backed by an 11-piece band — including trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax and trombone and a trio of back-up singers. “We’ve worked hard to put together a show that is visually entertaining as well as very rich musically,” shares McBride. “There's so much for the audience to see and experience."
The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year puts her own spin on some of her favorite R&B and soul classics including the Supremes' "Come See About Me," Van Morrison's "Wild Night" and Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long” but also performs fan favorites like “A Broken Wing,” “Love's The Only House,” “This One's For The Girls,” “Independence Day,” and “In My Daughter's Eyes.”
"I feel like this show really takes the audience on a musical journey," says McBride. "The songs from Everlasting and my hits blend seamlessly together throughout the night."
McBride made history this past spring as the first solo female artist to debut at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart's 50-year history. 'Everlasting' is Martina's fifth #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. To date, she has had 20 top-10 hits and six No. 1 smashes. As a result, Martina McBride is ranked as the most played woman vocalist on country radio between 1999 and 2010, She was honored with induction into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 1995.
She has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum awards and been recognized for selling over 18 million units. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 GRAMMY Awards.
McBride first made the country charts in 1992. Her hit records since then have included such enduring classics as “Wild Angels,” “Safe in the Arms of Love,” “Wrong Again,” “Blessed,” “My Baby Loves Me,” “Life #9,” “Love’s the Only House,” “Whatever You Say,” “Where Would You Be,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” “When God Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” and “A Broken Wing.”
She is known for singing lyrics of substance and songs that challenge listeners. McBride has addressed domestic violence in “Independence Day,” female empowerment in “This One’s for the Girls,” child abuse in “Concrete Angel,” alcoholism in “Cheap Whiskey,” poverty in “God’s Will” and cancer in “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”
On October 7th, she will release her first book, 'Around The Table,' a full-color illustrated collection of McBride's favorite recipes, entertaining tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. [from Martina McBride Everlasting Tour press release and biography]
Friday, September 5th, 2014
The Center Presents
The Center for the Performing Arts
355 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032