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Martina McBride heads to Big Apple for TV appearances

Monday, December 1, 2008 – Martina McBride is heading to New York City this week for appearances on ABC's Good Morning America and The View. McBride will perform Blue Christmas, her duet with Elvis Presley on Good Morning America on Dec. 3. She then goes to The View to discuss the video for the song on which she is onstage with Elvis through the wonders of technology. McBride will sing Winter Wonderland from her holiday album, "White Christmas."

The Blue Christmas video will also be featured on the NBC special, Greatest Holiday Moments: Song of the Season Countdown which airs Friday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. eastern.

The "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets" album is the first Elvis duets album in history. The CD pairs artists including Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans and Wynonna Judd singing classic Elvis holiday songs with Presley.

McBride, a Grammy winner, four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and three-time ACM Top Female Vocalist is currently in the studio working on her upcoming album set for release in 2009. Ride, the first single from the new album, has been released.

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It's the Holiday Season CD review - It's the Holiday Season
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Reckless CD review - Reckless
Stephen King tells us "Talent is cheaper than table salt." And what a shaker-full is contained on Martina McBride's latest. Songwriters? Hillary Lindsey, Sarah Buxton and Liz Rose are amongst the world's finest. For a producer, how about Faith Hill's or Taylor Swift's? And lest we forget - McBride herself possesses the best, hemi-powered soprano of any working singer today. This is gaudy, Dream Team level stuff. So, why isn't it better? It's been »»»
Everlasting CD review - Everlasting
When an established artist is somewhat "in between" albums, a greatest hits package can often bridge that gap. Or a live album. Or perhaps a cringe-worthy Christmas album. If you're Rod Stewart you can create a cottage industry from old standards. But few decide to try to enhance or pay tribute to old soul songs that can almost never be duplicated. However Martina McBride decided to go down that road on her latest offering with acclaimed producer Don Was helping out. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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