Martina McBride made a big move in the last year. She joined up with Nash Icon, which is one of the new labels in the Big Machine world. So that was pretty big news because Big Machine has been having incredible success the last decade.
But they haven’t had success with this new Nash Icon label. Well, at least not in terms of hit singles at radio. I think it will happen, but they haven’t cracked the code just yet.
Maybe this new single from Martina will be the one to break things open.
Just Around The Corner – Martina McBride
I could listen to Martina sing the phone book. There is just something so enjoyable about her passion and delivery. It always feels like she’s the best person to talk to you about anything in life. She can tell stories. She can share wisdom. She can listen and make you feel like you’re the only one in her life at this moment.
This song is something that has been in Martina’s wheelhouse in the past. I can see why she would gravitate toward this one. It’s meant to be uplifting and she pulls it off and by the end you’re really feeling pretty strong and pretty good about life.
The thing is that I don’t know if this one will get picked up by country radio. Things are weird for artists that get into the backends of their careers. I don’t know why it works that way, but we haven’t had Martina on the radio for awhile.
Maybe it’s time for that to change.
Chart Estimate: #30
CML Points: 86/100