MARTINA MCBRIDE TAKES THE STAGE FOR AN ALL-NEW CMT "INVITATION ONLY" PREMIERING MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
McBride's Performance of "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" Now Streaming on CMT.com
NASHVILLE - October 4, 2011 - Martina McBride is the next superstar to take the INVITATION ONLY stage when an all-new episode of the popular performance series premieres Monday, October 17 at 10:00 - 11:00 p.m., ET/PT. Taped before a small studio audience in Nashville, INVITATION ONLY: MARTINA MCBRIDE features McBride performing her biggest hits and new favorites, along with an informal question and answer session with fans.
In this one-hour concert special, McBride performs her hits including "This One's for the Girls," "Love's the Only House" and "Wrong Baby Wrong," as well as "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" and "Teenage Daughters" off her upcoming Republic Nashville album, Eleven, which will be released on October 11. While answering questions from fans, McBride reveals what words of advice she would include in a letter to her 17-year-old self and why she is drawn to powerful songs like "Independence Day" and "A Broken Wing."
One of the most spectacular voices in any genre ofmusic, Martina McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY(R) winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six that hit #1. The video for Martina's current single, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," was recently the iTunes "Video of The Week," garnering over 150,000 downloads and features dozens of cancer survivors and supporters. In celebration of the new album, Martina has partnered with Amtrak to launch "ELEVEN Across America Powered by Amtrak," a four-day train ride with 11 stops, starting in Los Angeles and culminating in New York City in October. Both Mediabase and Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) have also declared her as the "most played female artist on country radio for the past 11 years." Earlier this year she was nominated for the 2011 CMT Music Awards CMT Performance of the Year from CMT CROSSROADS: TRAIN AND MARTINA MCBRIDE and recently earned a CMA Award nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year.
In addition to McBride, previous episodes of INVITATION ONLY have featured Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. A new episode featuring Blake Shelton will premiere later this fall.
INVITATION ONLY is a High Five Entertainment production, with Martin Fischer and Edie Lynn Hoback serving as executive producers. Margaret Comeaux and John Hamlin serve as executive producers for CMT.
CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 93 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.